Clinical trials are used to determine the safety and efficacy of new drugs or treatments. Sarkis Clinical Trials offers a variety of adult and children’s psychiatric trials in the greater Gainesville area, to help treat conditions such as:

  • DEPRESSION
  • GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD)
  • BIPOLAR DISORDER

Participating in a clinical trial allows the individual to play an active role in their own healthcare, gain access to new treatments before they become widely available, and contribute to medical research.

What is a clinical trial?

A clinical trial is a health related research study in human beings that follows a pre-defined protocol to investigate new treatments and/or observe outcomes of specific interventions such as medications, therapies, or treatments. Throughout the study participants are regularly seen by physicians to monitor their health and determine the safety and effectiveness of the treatment being studied.

Why participate in a clinical trial?

Clinical trials offer an alternative to traditional treatment options by offering access to cutting-edge treatments before widely available to the general public. They also permit participants to play an active role in their own health care while contributing to medical research. Qualified participants receive study medication, testing, treatment, and doctor’s visits at no charge. Many participants also receive reimbursement for their time and travel.

Sarkis Clinical Trials is currently recruiting for Adult, Child and Adolescent Trials.

To see if you or your child qualifies for our clinical trials, and for more information call Sarkis Clinical Trials:
(352) 333-0094.

What You Should Know

Participating in a clinical trial allows the individual to play an active role in their own healthcare, gain access to new treatments before they become widely available, and contribute to medical research.

Study participants should consider all available treatment options before agreeing to participate in a trial. Potential subjects must meet inclusion/exclusion criteria before they can begin participating in a trial.

Research protocols are in place to ensure the safety and health of all clinical trial participants. All ethical and legal codes that apply to medical practice also apply to clinical trials. Additionally, most clinical research is closely regulated by the government and has numerous safeguards to protect participants. Before participating in a clinical trial, the study doctor or trial coordinator will thoroughly review all of the details of the study with you so you can make an informed decision about participating. Participating in clinical trials can be very beneficial; however, it is also important to realize that no clinical trial is completely without risk. Participants of clinical trials have the right to drop out of a research study at any time for any reason.

Benefits of participating in clinical trials:

  • Allows participants to play an active role in their own health care.
  • Offers participants access to cutting edge treatments before they are widely available.
  • Provides participants with access to expert medical care during the trial.
  • Helps others and society by contributing to medical research.
  • Qualifying participants receive study related exam and study medication at no cost.
  • Many participants receive reimbursement for participating in trials.

Risks of participating in clinical trials:

  • The investigational treatment might not be effective for the participant
  • Participants may experience unpleasant or serious side effects to investigational treatments.
  • Research protocols may require more time and attention than traditional treatments.
  • In many trials, a participant has a chance of receiving placebo, which is an inactive pill, liquid, or powder that doesn’t have active ingredients.