The Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center operates a Clinical Research Department under Dr. Steven's direction. People interested in clinical research sometimes participate out of an interest to help others, but are most often looking to try new medications, because those that are available don't control their symptoms well. A stipend is provided to compensate you for the time that is required to participate in the study, including filling out diary cards, transportation to and from the clinic, etc. The payments typically range from $200 to as much as $4000, depending on how much time and effort is required by the study. Investigational medications are always provided at no cost to you and all physical exams, blood work, lung function testing and other procedures are performed free of charge. All study-related medication is provided at no cost during the trial, which can last anywhere from a few weeks to as long as a year, depending on the study.
Dr. Steven has extensive experience in clinical trials, completing five or six studies per year since 1994, and earning the distinction as a Certified Physician Investigator through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. This is awarded to physicians who strive to gather high quality data while paying rigorous attention to patient safety. Furthermore, since excellence in health care requires cooperation among all of your physicians, we always ask for your permission for us to share the results of study-related procedures with your primary care physician - such as X-rays, blood work, EKGs, lung function tests and any other procedures required by the study.
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Please note participation in studies will require multiple visits to our