The NCCR Crystal River site is located along Central Florida’s Gulf Coast in scenic Crystal River, north of Tampa, Florida. This fully dedicated research site conducts outpatient studies with multi-specialty physicians in the Citrus County area.

Site Capabilities

The NCCR Crystal River Office is situated in the busiest medical office complex in the town of Crystal River, adjacent to a public laboratory, and close to the site's most active research investigators.  The site is especially well-suited for women's health, vaccine, and studies featuring elder populations.

·       Allergies 
o  Allergy
o  Drug Effects
o  Urticaria 

·       Blood Disorders
o  Anemias
o  Platelets
o  Polycythemia
o  Myelodysplasia
o  Clotting Disorders 

·       Cardiovascular
o  Arrhythmia
o  Coronary Disease
o  Acute Coronary Syndromes
o  Coronary Artery Bypass
o  Endocarditis
o  Valvular Heart Disease
o  Congestive Heart Failure
o  Hyponatremia
o  Peripheral Arterial Disease
o  Hypertension
o  Stroke / Cerebrovascular Accident
o  Other Cardiomyopathy

·       Congenital/ Pediatric Syndromes 
o  Congenital Syndromes
o  Childhood Illnesses
o  Developmental Issues Vaccines 

·       Dermatology
o  Acne
o  Eczema
o  Nail Fungus Disorders
o  Psoriasis
o  Rosacea
o  Dermatitis

o  Constipation
o  Crohn’s Disease
o  Diabetic Gastroparesis
o  Dyspepsia
o  Gastroesophageal Disorders
o  Peptic Ulcer Disease
o  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
o  Irritable Bowel Disease
o  Infections of the Digestive System
o  Hemorrhoids, Bariatric
o  Ulcerative Colitis
o  Diverticulitis/Diverticulosis

·       Infectiousand Parasitic Diseases
o  HIV
o  Tuberculosis
o  Sexually Transmitted Infections
o  Fungal Infections
o  Parasites
o  Bacterial Infections
o  Viral Infections
o  C. Difficile
o  Sepsis 

·       Men’s Health
o  Prostate disorders
o  Hypogonadism
o  Erectile Dysfunction
o  Sexuality
o  Penile Disorders
o  Disorders of the Testes
o  Low Libido
o  Low Testosterone

·       Metabolic/Endocrine
o  Dyslipidemia
o  Hypertriglyceridemia
o  Hypercholesterolemia
o  Obesity
o  Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
o  Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
o  Vitamin Deficiency
o  Thyroid
o  Pituitary
o  Adrenal
o  HDL
o  Parathyroid
o  Triglyceridemia 

·       Musculoskeletaland Connective Tissue 
o  Gout
o  Injuries
o  Osteoarthritis
o  Rheumatoid Arthritis
o  Fibromyalgia
o  Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
o  Osteoporosis / Osteopenia
o  Systemic Sclerosis 

·       NervousSystem
o  Alzheimer’s/Dementia
o  Epilepsy
o  Headaches
o  Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident
o  Transient Ischemic Attack
o  Memory
o  Seizure Disorders
o  Movement Disorders
o  Multiple Sclerosis
o  Neuropathy
o  Parkinson’s 

·       Oncology
o  Lung
o  Prostate
o  Ovarian
o  Non-Hodgkins’ Lymphoma
o  Breast
o  Bladder; and Anemia
o  Neutropenia
o  Nausea and Vomiting
o  Pain Prevention with Chemotherapy 

·       Ophthalmology
o  Retinopathies
o  Macular Degeneration
o  Dry Eye
o  Cataracts
o  Glaucoma
o  Vision 

·       Pediatrics
o  Influenza 

·       Podiatry 
o  Tinea Pedis
o  Diabetic Foot Ulcer 

·       Psychiatric
o  Depression
o  Anxiety
o  Bipolar Disorder
o  Schizophrenia
o  Substance abuse
o  Insomnia
o  Tobacco Abuse
o  Attention Deficit Disorders

·       Pulmonary
o  Asthma
o  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
o  Infections of Respiratory System
o  Obstructive Sleep Apnea
o  Pulmonary Hypertension
o  Bronchitis
o  Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis 

·       SleepDisorders
o  Insomnia
o  Obstructive Sleep Apnea

·       Surgical
o  Angioplasty/Stent Placement
o  Device Implant/Explant
o  DVT Prevention
o  Coronary Stent Restenosis
o  Anastomosis
o  Post-Ileus
o  Post-Op Pain
o  Complicated Wound Prevention
o  Pain Prevention
o  Surgical Sealants 

·       Urology
o  Overactive Bladder
o  Urinary Incontinence
o  Urinary Retention
o  Urinary Tract Infection
o  Polycystic Kidney Disease

o  Avian Flu
o  Dengue Fever
o  HIV
o  Influenza
o  Small Pox
o  Pneumococcal 

·       Women’sHealth
o  Birth Control
o  Low Libido
o  Overactive Bladder
o  Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder
o  Menstrual Migraine
o  HPV Testing
o  Hormone Replacement
o  Endometriosis

• 2400 sq ft 

• Three exam rooms 
• Diagnostic lab 
• Dedicated space for three monitors

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• Refrigerated drug storage 

• ECG machine 
• Dry Ice machine 
• Drug storage (locked and temperature controlled)
• Centrifuge (ambient and refrigerated)
• Calibrated Weigh scales (analog and digital) 
• Freezer (-20 and -70 degree Celsius)
• High-speed internet access 

Population: 141,000 

Land: 584 square miles 
Caucasian: 93 % 
African American: 2 % 
Hispanic: 4 % 
Asian: 1 % 
Under 18: 16 % 
Age 18-65: 53 % 
Over 65: 31 %

Investigators & Staff

The NCCR Crystal River Office opened its doors in 2007 with a panel of experienced physician investigators from the Inverness site.  Physician investigators include a gynecologist proficient in women's health and obesity studies, an anesthesiologist, cardiologist, family practice physician and others.  Linda Gray, RN, is the regional manager of both Nature Coast sites;  she has fifteen years of clinical research experience as a coordinator, monitor and administrator.

• John Rowda, DO, Medical Director - Ophthalmology 
• C. Mark Fallows, DO - Pain Management
• Benjamin Lambright, MD - Ophthalmology
• Bhadresh Patel, MD - Internal Medicine
• Ranganatha Prasad Potu, MD - Cardiology 
• Scott Redrick, MD - Gynecology
• Adnan Mohammadbhoy DO - General Surgery
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·   2  Research Coordinators
·    RN Recruitment Specialists
·    Nurse Pharmacist  
·    Research Assistant/Data Entry Specialist
·    Regulatory Documents Specialists 
·    Contracts Specialist



·         Nina Smith, RN, BSN                         (2010-present)
Brandie Charette CNA                      (2012-present)


• John Rowda, DO - Medical Director 

• Nina Smith, RN, BSN, CCRC - Site Manager

Industry Relationships

As an Encore member site, our clinical staff and sponsor partners benefit from central services that provide accurate and expedited regulatory start-up and support, alongside rapid contract execution.  Global recruitment plans include use of our state-of-the-art PatientFinder and Ask100Doctors technologies.

  • 3M Company
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Acambis
  • AcelRx
  • Actelion
  • Action Pharma A/S
  • ActivBiotics
  • Aegerion
  • Affinium
  • Ajinomoto Pharm
  • Akros Pharma
  • Alexion Pharm
  • Allergan
  • Allon Therapeutics
  • Alteon
  • Alza Corporation
  • Amag
  • Amarin Pharma Inc
  • Amersham Healthcare
  • Amgen
  • AMIDE Pharm.
  • Amneal Pharm
  • Amylin Pharm
  • Anacor Pharm
  • Andrx Laboratory
  • Angiogenix
  • Angiotech
  • AR Scientific
  • Ardea Biosciences
  • Arena Pharm
  • Arete Therapeutics
  • ARYx Therappeutics
  • Astellas Pharma US
  • AstraZeneca
  • AtheroGenics
  • Autoimmune
  • Baxter Healthcare Corp
  • Bayer
  • Berlex
  • BioCryst Pharm
  • BioMarin Pharm
  • BioSante Pharm
  • Biovail Lab
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • CardioDx
  • Cardiokine
  • Celgene
  • Celladon
  • Centeon
  • Centocor
  • Cephalon
  • Cerenis Therapeutics
  • Cipher Pharm
  • Cogenesys
  • Cogentus Pharm
  • Conjuchem
  • Cordis
  • Corthera
  • CV Therapeutics
  • CVRx
  • Cytokinetics Inc
  • DepoMed
  • Discovery Therapeutics
  • DuPont Merck
  • EISAI Medical Research
  • ELAN
  • Eli Lilly
  • Emisphere Technologies
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • Esperion Therapeutics
  • Essentialis, Inc
  • ETHICON Inc.
  • Flexion
  • FlowMedic
  • Forest Research Institute
  • FoxHollow Technologies
  • Furiex
  • Galen Holding
  • GE Healthcare
  • Genentech
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Glaxo Wellcome
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Glenmark Generics
  • Guidant Corporation
  • Helsinn
  • Hoechst Marion Roussel
  • Hoffman LaRoche
  • Ikonisys Incorporated
  • Immunex
  • Innocoll Technologies
  • Insmed
  • Intarcia
  • Iroko Pharmaceuticals
  • ISIS Pharmaceuticals
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • King Pharmaceuticals
  • Knoll Pharmaceuticals
  • KOS Pharmaceuticals
  • Kowa Research Institute
  • Lorex
  • MedImunne
  • Medtronics
  • Merck & Company
  • Merck KGaA
  • Merz Pharmaceuticals
  • Metabasis Therapeutics
  • Mitsubishi-Tokyo Pharm
  • Molecular Insight Pharm
  • Myogen
  • Nabriva Therapeutics
  • Neurocrine Bioscience
  • NexBio
  • Nicox
  • NIH
  • Nile Therapeutics
  • Nissan Chemical Industries
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Omthera Pharm
  • Orexigen
  • Organon
  • Ortho Biotech
  • Ortho-McNeil
  • Osiris
  • Otsuka
  • Parke-Davis
  • Peninsula Pharm
  • Perrigo Israel Pharm
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmacia-Upjohn
  • Pharmacopeia
  • Pharmasset
  • Phenomix Corporation
  • Portola
  • Pozen
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Progenics Pharmaceuticals
  • Promius Pharma
  • Purdue Pharma
  • QuatRx Pharmaceuticals
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Regeneron Pharm
  • Reliant Pharmaceuticals
  • Restoragen, Inc.
  • Rhone-Poulenc Rorer
  • Rib-X Pharmaceuticals
  • Roche
  • RW Johnson
  • Sankyo Pharma
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Sanofi Synthelabo
  • Sanofi Winthrop
  • Schering-Plough
  • Sciele Pharma
  • Scios
  • Searle
  • Sepracor
  • Serono Inc
  • Shionogi USA
  • Shire Laboratories
  • Sigma Tau
  • SmithKline Beecham
  • Solvay Pharm
  • Synergy Pharm
  • Takeda Pharm
  • TAP Holdings
  • Tibotec
  • Tolmar
  • Toray
  • Toyama Chemical Co.
  • Tranzyme
  • Trygg Pharma
  • UCB Pharma
  • United Therapeutics Corp
  • University of FL
  • University of Oxford
  • Valentis Pharmaceuticals
  • Velocimed
  • Ventrus
  • Vivus
  • Warner Chilcott
  • Watson Laboratories
  • Wyeth Ayerst
  • Xanodyne
  • XBiotech USA
  • Yamanouchi Pharm
  • Zeneca


  • Appian Research
  • Armonia
  • Beardsworth
  • BioClin
  • C2R
  • CCS
  • Certus Intl
  • Chiltern Intl
  • Clinimetrics/Theorem
  • Colorado (CPC)
  • Covalent Group
  • Covance
  • CTI
  • Curem Research
  • DP Clinical Assoc.
  • Encorium
  • Essentialis
  • Exceleron
  • F.A.C.T.
  • Global IQ
  • Henry Ford Coord Ctr
  • i3 Research
  • IBAH
  • ICON
  • INC Research
  • Inclin
  • Innovex
  • Integrated Research
  • Integrium
  • Inveresk Research
  • Kern-Mc Neill
  • LBR Regulatory
  • McLaughlin Assoc
  • MDS Pharma
  • Med Trials
  • Medifacts
  • Medpace
  • MIMC
  • Monitoring Force
  • MRS
  • MTRA
  • Novella Clinical
  • Omnicare
  • Paragon
  • Peachtree
  • Pharmalink
  • PharmaNet Inc.
  • Pharmaseek
  • Phoenix Intl.
  • PPD
  • PRA Intl
  • Premier Research
  • PRoTrials
  • Quintiles
  • Radiant
  • RPS
  • Statprobe
  • Symbio, LLC
  • Target Research Assoc
  • Theradex
  • TIMI
  • Trialynx
  • United BioSource Corp


“Study coordinator, research assistant, and data entry staff have done a good job keeping up with phone contacts, visits, and completion of CRFs; ready to be retrieved.   All goals were accomplished in the two day visit. "-  Regional CRA


“The staff at this site is excellent.  I continue to be thankful to have them." - Regional CRA

"You have the best team working on this study.  I have been monitoring for 11 years and bar none, your site is second to none.   It is a pleasure for me to come and monitor.  Your regulatory binder is always up to date, the data is always entered with minimal of corrections or additions and the data collection at each visit is well documented.  I also am able to hear, at times, their interactions with patients and they are so professional and caring."   - Regional CRA



Map & Metrics

Please use the map tool for directions to our site.   Our site is conveniently located about 90 minutes west from the Orlando International Airport or about 90 minutes north from the Tampa International Airport.   Feel free to "Contact Us" for additonal information regarding hotel and airport options. 

Using standardized processes, our regulatory and contract staff consistently meet or exceed industry standards for completion of regulatory documents and contract execution.  For the past five years since 2007, regulatory has averaged 27 days from receipt to IRB approval and contracts have averaged 33 days from receipt to full execution. 

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