Welcome to Nature Coast Clinical Research (Inverness)


Clinical trials move medicine forward. Sponsors, such as pharmaceutical companies, governments and foundations fund medical research. Patients who participate in clinical research receive many advantages including treatment at no cost, access to expertise and resources such as expensive tests. Research volunteers shape the future and can have fun while helping others and themselves.

 

As a premier clinical research organization, we have conducted more than 2,500 clinical trials over 20 years and have worldwide recognition for providing patients access to cutting edge medical research. If you have a medical issue and want a research solution, or if you are a healthy volunteer, come visit our center and learn more. One of our experts will be happy to evaluate you.


Shape the Future

Clinical research is a process that gives back. Volunteers generate information that improves future health care outcomes for everyone.

Find relief with new treatments

Volunteers join research to seek relief from affliction and to better understand their conditions with support from our caring team.

Programs Offer Resources or Pay

Study participants receive medical tests, services, counseling and treatment at no charge. These measures may be unavailable to the general public!


We do research in many areas


(NASH) Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Did You Know?
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH is a common, often “silent” liver disease. It resembles alcoholic liver disease, but occurs in people who drink little or no alcohol. The major feature in NASH is fat in the liver, along with inflammation and damage. Most people with NASH feel well and are not aware that they have a liver problem. Nevertheless, NASH can be severe and can lead to cirrhosis, in which the liver is permanently damaged and scarred and no longer able to work properly. (NIH)
If you or someone you know has Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis, call us today!
No cost, and no health insurance required to participate.
Ask your doctor or contact our clinic for more information.
(352) 341-2100

Crohn's Disease

Did You Know?
Crohn's disease is a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes a variety of symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting and weight loss. While crohn's is an immune-related disease, it does not appear to be an autoimmune process.

If you or someone you know suffers with Crohn's disease, call us today!
We have multiple research studies enrolling.

No cost, and no health insurance required to participate.
Ask your doctor or contact our clinic for more information.
(352) 341-2100
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**If this study doesn't work for you, check out our other STUDIES **





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Kim Siddell

I have been a part of JCCR, working at the Inverness site since October 1, 2005. I started out as a research assistant and then became a SC. In 2007, following my mother's footsteps, I took my ACRP coordinator exam and became a CCRC. I love my job and am proud to work with such an amazing group of people and one of the best PI's around!

I have two daughters; a soon to be eight year old and a very grown seven month old who keep me very busy!

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, whether it be going out on the boat or catching a movie. I despise seafood of any kind. I love salty carbs, they are my bitter enemy! When I was younger, I rode horses, mainly quarter horses, they are my favorite animal! I was a barrel racer- Again, thanks to my mom, a pretty good one. My favorite movie is Little Miss Sunshine and my favorite TV shows are the Knick (MUST SEE) and The Walking Dead.

I am currently working towards my nursing degree at the College of Central Florida. I plan to apply in the spring of 2015 and continue my education towards a master in nursing before I die. It's on my bucket list! 

Linda Gray

If you know Linda Gray, site manager at Nature Coast Clinical Research in Inverness, you won’t be surprised to learn that in addition to being an accomplished nurse and seasoned research professional, she is a fearless home improvement expert. D-I-Y projects like tiling, painting and installing wood floors are all in a day’s work for Linda. 

She is also an outdoor adventurer. After graduating from nursing school she spent two years working for Windjammer Barefoot Cruises on the Polynesia, a 298 ft, 4 masted, barquentine tall ship as the nurse/bartender. She has always loved the beach and spent every summer of her youth at the Jersey Shore. Since moving to Florida in 1992, her summer destination is St. Augustine where she enjoys seafood - in particular her favorite, crab cakes. 

Linda played eighteen years of women’s softball and has also coached gymnastics, soccer and baseball. Most recently she has taken up kick-boxing four nights a week. 

During those rare, quieter moments, you might find her at home sewing or quilting with her two rescue dogs, April and Molly by her side. But, knowing Linda, there just might be a new D-I-Y project with her name on it…….

Mora "Corkey" Lecorchick

I work at the Nature Coast Clinical Research Inverness office as a Research Assistant, but I’m partial to welcoming visitors as the “Secretary of First Impressions”.  

Over the years I have held many part time jobs while raising 6 beautiful children in Maryland Virginia. When my youngest became a senior in high school, I began working in the mortgage business.  After 15 years, I uprooted to sunny Florida.

I am an avid golfer with a 15 handicap, but my heart belongs to dancing.  My husband and I used to dance at least twice a week while living in Maryland. His favorite is the Country Two Step.  It was hard to find a place to dance when we moved to Inverness, so I started a country line dance class at the club where we live and golf.

I doubt it comes as a surprise that my favorite television shows are Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance!

Since my husband is not able to dance any more, I have taken up kickboxing and love it.  The place where I go is very patient with me and everyone there. Our instructors are always watching to make sure we have proper technique and don’t injure ourselves. I would highly recommend them.

Lastly, I am very blessed to be part of this company. Just like my kickboxing Sensei, my co-workers are there to make sure I have the resources and knowledge to do my job successfully.

 

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Top Tips on Managing Psoriasis

According to current studies, more than 8 million Americans suffer from psoriasis, but what is it really? By definition, psoriasis is a condition that causes skin cells to multiply rapidly, and consequently build-up on the surface of the skin. This can cause scaly, red patches that are often itchy, painful, and sore. While the exact cause is unclear, psoriasis is thought to be related to an immune system issue with T-cells and other white blood cells, called neutrophils, in the body. T-cells normally travel through the body to defend against internal intruders, such as viruses or bacteria. But if you have psoriasis, the T-cells attack healthy skin cells by mistake, as if to heal a wound or to fight an infection, thus causing a scaly build-up of skin cells on the surface. 

 

While it is considered a chronic condition, fortunately psoriasis can be managed through a variety of methods. Check out our top tips for managing psoriasis and its symptoms below!

 

1.     Avoid Stressors

While stress is never 100% avoidable, you can give your body a fighting chance and help prevent psoriasis flare-ups by staying away from certain internal and external stressors.  It’s a well-known fact that tobacco and alcohol can compromise even the healthiest of immune systems, but if you suffer from psoriasis, you’ll want to avoid that second glass of wine or after supper cigarette. Additionally, why you may not be able to avoid stress at work or home, adopting some easy stress release practices, such as yoga or meditation, may help reduce stress enough to prevent your immune system from going into overdrive.

 

2.     Treat Your Skin Right

Did you know bathing or showering in hot water could make your psoriasis worse? Hot water is notorious for drying out the skin and causing flare-ups. We recommend soaking or showering in lukewarm water to help prevent a painful trigger. Additionally, a lukewarm bath with epsom salts, milk, or olive oil could help relieve the painful symptoms of psoriasis. In fact, mixing a tablespoon of olive oil with your body moisturizer actually helps to seal in essential moisture, and adds an additional layer of topical protection when applied to active psoriasis breakouts.

 

3.     Consider Participating in a Clinical Trial

 

Modern medicine continues to make incredible strides in helping to manage psoriasis, with Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research on the front lines of exploring new and exciting treatments. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to see if you qualify for one of our clinical research studies. If you qualify for one of our clinical trials, your health will be closely monitored by our team of expert medical professionals throughout the trial.  It is an accepted statistic that people who participate in clinical trials generally improve their overall health, as they are given access to cutting edge clinical techniques and healthcare experts dedicated to their individual needs. 


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