Did you know Carteret OB-Gyn Associates has partnered with Unified Women’s Clinical Research in order to provide you the unique opportunity to participate in a variety of clinical research trials right here in our office? You could potentially receive advanced healthcare options that would otherwise not be available to you. There is no cost to participate in a clinical trial and compensation may be provided for your time and travel.
So what is clinical research and why participate in a clinical trial? The advancement of healthcare is a complex, behind the scenes process that may be unfamiliar to many people; however, every treatment decision physicians make as well as every medication, device and vaccine are reliant on and have evolved from the methodical process known as clinical research. The purpose of clinical research is to advance and improve healthcare by gaining knowledge beneficial to helping others in the future but this could not be possible without volunteers like you participating in clinical trials. Clinical trial participants may also directly benefit from clinical research by potentially receiving advanced alternative treatment options that would otherwise not be available.
Inspired by innovation, Unified Women’s Clinical Research has been conducting clinical trials while simultaneously providing comprehensive, collaborative care to out participants for over 20 years. Dedicated to the advancement of women’s health to ultimately improve the lives of women, out clinical trials are focused on new improved treatment options for those indications which commonly impact women.
Interested in learning more about one of our trials listed on the screen? Tell your nurse or provider today! We are always adding new trial opportunities so if you don’t see and indication on the screen that pertains to you but you would be interested in participating in clinical trials, tell your nurse or provider and they will get you in touch with our research department so that you can tell us about your interests. Again, there is no cost to participate in a clinical trial and compensation may be provided for your time and travel. We look forward to meeting you and improving the lives of women together!
“I want to take a moment to share my story. My name is Niki and I will be 35 years old this May. For years I suffered with increasingly painful, miserable periods. I was told by so many people “that’s just how periods are”. I tried so many things but nothing helped. The pain was so intense I would have to call out of work. I was vomiting and just rocking on the floor for days. I felt hopeless, and dreaded that time of the month.
I finally decided to have a Mirena put in, hoping that my periods would stop completely. I had zero need for contraceptive, since my soon to be wife and I don’t have to worry about that.
An ultrasound was performed to prepare to put in the Mirena. We discovered my uterus was eaten up by fibroids. I’ll never forget that day. I cried so hard when I found out. There was relief, knowing something was wrong . I wasn’t supposed to hurt that bad. I was also very scared because I had never heard of fibroids.
I met with Whitney Taynton from the research department and she spoke to me about clinical trials. She and Dr. Vradelis were very patient as we explored my options. I was able to qualify for one of the trials, and relieved to be randomized for the drug. Even more excited when the drug started working!
Kelly Nichols took over after Whitney left and is the most wonderful nurse I have ever met. She answered any questions I had and made sure I understood. She talks with you like an old friend and makes you feel totally comfortable. She was always available for me to speak with. At appointments she was very efficient, making me feel like she valued my time. Now that the trail is over, I’m going to miss working with her.
I want to say thank you to Carteret OBGYN, Whitney, Dr. Vradelis, and especially Kelly. Doing this drug study has changed my life. I had amazing results and am no longer suffering. My fibroids are not gone completely, but so much better. I would recommend to anyone considering clinical trials to please try it. I never felt like I was just a number to any of the professionals that helped me. Everyone was just wonderful. I’m thrilled to have been a part of this study. Hopefully the information gathered will help other women in the future so they don’t have to suffer.”
Niki C. – February 2019