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Research and Innovation

At Carteret Health Care, we take pride in offering some of the most cutting-edge treatment options available through our clinical trials program.

Clinical research refers to studies and experiments conducted on human subjects to test new medical treatments, drugs, devices, or procedures. Clinical trials are a type of clinical research that involves testing the safety and efficacy of new medical interventions on human subjects under controlled conditions.

Clinical trials are designed to answer specific research questions and are conducted in several phases. The first phase involves testing the intervention on a small group of healthy volunteers to determine its safety and dosage. In subsequent phases, larger groups of people with the specific condition being studied are recruited to assess the intervention's effectiveness and potential side effects.

Clinical trials are typically conducted according to strict guidelines and protocols set by regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to ensure the safety and well-being of study participants. The results of clinical trials can provide valuable information to healthcare professionals, policymakers, and patients about the benefits and risks of new treatments, and help guide clinical practice and decision-making.

Advantages of Clinical Research:
Participating in clinical trials offers several benefits, including:
• Contributing to medical research and helping future generations by bringing new treatment options to market
• Better managing your disease or condition through access to potentially beneficial treatments
• Receiving closer monitoring and more frequent visits with specialized healthcare professionals who are knowledgeable about the latest treatments and research

At Carteret Health Care, we have participated in numerous clinical trials, including studies on approved medications such as Bempodoic acid, Semaglutide, Androgel, and many others. These studies have helped us gain valuable insights into new treatments and improve our ability to provide the best possible care to our patients.

Clinical Research at Carteret Health Care:
At Carteret Health Care, we are committed to advancing medical knowledge and improving patient outcomes through our participation in clinical research. We offer a variety of clinical studies, including observational, interventional, and record-based trials, in various areas of healthcare.

Areas of Research:
Our research programs have focused on a range of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's disease, cancer, congestive heart failure, COVID-19, hyperlipidemia, systemic inflammation, obesity, osteoporosis, type II diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, and cardiovascular disease. We have over 30 years of experience working with some of the largest pharmaceutical companies such as Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk to bring new treatments and therapies to our patients.

Research Providers:
Our research providers are highly trained and experienced healthcare professionals who are dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and improving patient outcomes. They include Dr. Mary Katherine Lawrence, an endocrinologist; Dr. Joel Schneider, a cardiologist; Jerri Robinson, FNP-BC, an acute care nurse practitioner; and Sabrina Boyte, PA-C, an endocrinology physician assistant. Each of our providers brings a unique perspective and set of skills to our research team, and we are proud to have them on board.

If you are interested in participating in one of our studies or learning more about how clinical research may benefit you, please contact us at, call 252-499-8658 or visit us at our office, Research Innovation, 3610 Medical Park, Morehead City NC 28557.

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