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, cardiovascular, opthalmology, and studies featuring elder populations.

o  Allergy
o  Drug Effects
o  Urticaria 

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

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  

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

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

Infectious and 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

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 

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

Nervous System
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  

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

o  Tinea Pedis
o  Diabetic Foot Ulcer 

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

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

Sleep Disorders
o  Insomnia
o  Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

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 

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’s Health
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


•  2000 square feet
•  Three exam rooms 
•  Diagnostic lab 
•  Dedicated space for three monitors


To request a "Site Profile" click here and submit your request.

•  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 20 years of clinical research experience as a coordinator, monitor and administrator.

•  John Rowda, DO, Medical Director - Ophthalmology 
•  Adnan Mohammadbhoy DO - General Surgery
•  Benjamin Lambright, MD - Ophthalmology

•  Bhadresh Patel, MD - Internal Medicine
•  Ranganatha Prasad Potu, MD - Cardiology 
•  Scott Redrick, MD - Gynecology


To request a "CV" click here and submit your request.

·   2  Research Coordinators
·    RN Recruitment Specialists
·    Nurse Pharmacist  
·    Research Assistant/Data Entry Specialist
·    Regulatory Documents Specialists 
·    Contracts Specialist

·  Nina Smith, RN, BSN, CCRC       (2010-present)
·  Heather Foley, RN                       (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
•  Abbot Nutrition
•  Abbot Vascular
•  AbbVie Pharmaceuticals
•  Acambis
•  Acceleron
•  AcelRX
•  Acorda Therapeutics, Inc
•  Actavis, LLC
•  Actelion Pharm
•  Action Pharma A/S
•  ActivBiotics
•  Adare Pharmaceuticals
•  Aegerion
•  AGI Therapeutics
•  Agile Therapeutics
•  Ajinomoto Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  Akcea Therapeutics
•  Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Akros Pharma Inc
•  Albiero Pharma
•  Alizyme Therapeutics Limited
•  Allelix Corp.
•  Allergan
•  Allon Therapeutics
•  Allos Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Alteon
•  Alza Corporation
•  AMAG Pharmaceuticals
•  Amarin Pharma Inc.
•  Amersham Healthcare
•  Amgen
•  AMIDE Pharm.
•  Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC
•  Amylin Pharmaceuticals
•  Anacor Pharmaceuticals
•  Andrx Laboratory
•  Anges Inc
•  Angiogenix
•  Angiotech
•  AR Scientific, Inc
•  Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC
•  Ardea Biosciences, Inc.
•  Arena Pharmaceuticals
•  Arete Therapeutics, Inc
•  Arisaph Pharaceuticals, Inc.
•  Armetheon, Inc
•  Aryx Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Astellas Pharma Global Development
•  AstraZeneca
•  AtheroGenics, Inc
•  Autoimmune
•  Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
•  Baxter Healthcare Corporation
•  Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
•  Berlex Inc.
•  Bertek Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  BioCryst Pharmaceuticals
•  bioCSL PTY LTD (Seqirus)
•  Biogen Idec MA Inc.
•  BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc
•  BioSante Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  Biovail Laboratories
•  Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
•  Bristol-Myers Squibb
•  British Biotech
•  Cadence Pharmaceuticals
•  CardioDx, Inc
•  Cardiokine
•  Cardiorentis Ltd
•  Celgene
•  Celladon Corporation

•  Centocor
•  Cephalon
•  Cerenis Therapeutics
•  Cipher Pharmaceuticals Ltd
•  Clarus Therapeutics, Inc
•  Cogenesys
•  Cogentus Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  Conjuchem
•  Cordis
•  Corthera Inc
•  COUR Pharmaceuticals
•  Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  CV Therapeutics
•  CVRx
•  Cytokinetics Inc
•  Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development
•  DepoMed
•  Derma Sciences, Inc.
•  Discovery Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Ltd.
•  DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company
•  Egalet LTD
•  EISAI Medical Research Inc
•  Elcelyx Therapeutics
•  Eli-Lilly
•  Emisphere Technologies Inc
•  Endo Pharmaceuticals
•  EPIX Medical, Inc.
•  Esperion Therapeutics Inc
•  Essentialis, Inc
•  Ferrer Internacional, S.A.
•  Ferring Pharma
•  FlowMedic
•  Forest Research Institute
•  Forum Pharmaceuticals
•  FoxHollow Technologies
•  Furiex Pharmaceuticals
•  G.D. Searle & Co.
•  Galen Holding
•  GE Healthcare
•  Gelesis, Inc.
•  Gemphire Therapeutics Inc.
•  Genentech, Inc
•  Genfit (GNFT)
•  Genkyotex Innovation SAS
•  Gilead Sciences, Inc
•  GlaxoSmithKline
•  Glenmark Generics Ltd
•  GOC Geriatric Oncology Consortium
•  Guidant Corporation
•  Hanmi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd
•  Hellsinn Therapeutics
•  Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc.
•  Hoffmann-La Roche
•  Ikonisys Incorporated
•  Immunex
•  Inhibitex
•  Innoc
•  Innocoll Technologies, Ltd
•  Innovative Medical Concepts
•  InSite Vision (ISV)
•  Insmed
•  Instituto Grifols, S.A.
•  Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
•  InterMune
•  Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC
•  Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

•  ISIS Pharmaceuticals Inc
•  Janssen Research & Development, LLC
•  Javelin Pharmaceuticals
•  JDP Therapeutics
•  Johnson & Johnson
•  King Pharmaceuticals
•  Knoll Pharmaceuticals
•  KOS Pharmaceuticals
•  Kowa Research Institute Inc
•  Labrys Biologics, Inc
•  Lantibo Pharmaceuticals
•  Logical Therepeutics Inc.
•  Lorex, Inc
•  Luitpold Pharmaceuticals
•  Marinus Pharmaceuticals
•  Maruho North America Inc.
•  MC2 Therapeutics
•  MedImmune, LLC
•  Medtronics
•  Menarini Ricerche
•  Merck & Company, Inc.
•  Merck KGaA
•  Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC
•  Metabasis Therapeutics, Inc
•  Mitsubishi-Tanabe Pharma Corporation
•  Molecular Insight Pharmceutical
•  Molecular Research Center, Inc
•  Mylan Bertek
•  Myogen Inc
•  Myokardia
•  Nabriva Therapeutics
•  NeoMend, Inc.
•  Nephron
•  Neurocrine Bioscience
•  NexBio Inc
•  Next Science
•  Nicox
•  Nile Therapeutics, Inc
•  Nissan Chemical Industries LTD.
•  Novartis
•  Novo Nordisk Pharm.
•  Octeta Therapeutics
•  Ocular Technologies SARL
•  Ogeda SA
•  OmegaD LLC
•  Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
•  Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Organon
•  Ortho Biotech
•  Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical
•  Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Otsuka
•  Parke-Davis
•  Peninsula Pharm
•  Perrigo Israel Pharmaceuticals
•  Pfizer
•  Pharmacia-Upjohn
•  Pharmacopeia Inc
•  haseBio Pharmaceuticals Inc
•  Phenomix Corporation
•  Point Therapeutics
•  Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  POZEN inc.
•  Procter & Gamble
•  Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  Promius Pharma
•  Protein Sciences
•  Protein Sciences Corporation
•  Purdue Pharma
•  Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  QuatRx Pharmaceuticals
•  Quest Diagnostics, Inc

•  Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  Reliant Pharmaceuticals
•  Restoragen, Inc.
•  Rhone-Poulenc Rorer
•  Rhythm Pharmaceuticals
•  Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  Roche
•  RTI Surgical
•  RW Johnson
•  Sage Therapeutics
•  Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  Samumed, LLC
•  Sankyo Pharma
•  Sanofi Aventis
•  Sanofi Pasteur Inc
•  Schering-Plough
•  Sciele Pharma Inc.
•  Scios, Inc.
•  Searle
•  Seikagaku Corporation
•  Sensible Medical Innovations Ltd
•  Sepracor
•  Seres Therapeutics
•  Serono Inc
•  Shionogi Inc.
•  Shire Laboratories
•  Shire ViroPharma, Incorporated
•  Sigma Tau
•  Sirion therapeutics
•  SkyePharma Inc.
•  SmithKline Beecham Pharm.
•  Solvay Pharmaceuticals
•  Sorin Group USA, Inc
•  Strakan Pharmaceuticals
•  Sucampo
•  Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Ltd.
•  Surface Logix, Inc.
•  Suven Life Science Ltd
•  Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  Takeda Global Research & Development Ctr, Inc.
•  Tap Holdings, Inc.
•  Targanta Therapeutics Corp
•  Tasly Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  Telik
•  Tetherex Pharmaceuticals Corporation
•  Teva Pharmaceuticals
•  The Medicine Company
•  TherapeuticsMD
•  Theravance Biopharma R&D, Inc
•  Thrasos Innovation, Inc
•  Tolmar Inc.
•  Toray
•  Toyama Chemical Co., LTD
•  Tranzyme Pharma
•  Trygg Pharma Inc.
•  UCB Pharma
•  United Therapeutics Corporation
•  Universal Biosensors Pty Ltd
•  University of Oxford
•  Urovant
•  Valentis Pharmaceuticals
•  Velicept Therapeutics
•  Velocimed
•  Ventrus Biosciences
•  Vivus Inc
•  vTv Therapeutics, LLC
•  W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
•  Warner Chilcott
•  Watson Laboratories, Inc.
•  Wyeth-Ayerst Research
•  Xanodyne
•  XBiotech USA, Inc
•  Yamanouchi Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
•  Zeneca
•  Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

  • Appian Research
  • Aryx Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Beardsworth
  • BioClin
  • C5 Research
  • Camargo
  • Catalyst Pharmaceutical Research
  • Centrical Global
  • Certus International
  • CFS Clinical
  • Chiltern International
  • Chrysalis
  • Clinical Research Management Group
  • Clinimetrics
  • Cliniplace
  • ClinTrials Research
  • Colorado Prevention Center
  • Covalent Group
  • Covance
  • CTI
  • Cubist
  • Curem Research
  • DP Clinical Associates Inc.
  • DPS Clinical Research
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Encorium
  • Exceleron
  • F.A.C.T.
  • Global IQ
  • Henry Ford Coordinating Center
  • i3 Research
  • IBAH
  • ICON
  • INC Research
  • Inclin
  • Ingenix
  • Innovex
  • Integrated Research
  • Integrium
  • International HealthCare
  • inVentiv Health
  • Inveresk Research
  • Kendle
  • Kern-Mc Neill
  • LBR Regulatory
  • McLaughlin Associates
  • MDS Pharma
  • Med Trials, Inc.
  • Medifacts
  • Medpace
  • MedSource
  • MIMC
  • Monitoring Force USA, Inc.
  • MRS
  • MTRA
  • NCGS
  • Novella Clinical
  • Oculos Clinical Research
  • Omnicare Clinical Research
  • Paragon Biomedical
  • Peachtree Clinical Research
  • Pharmalink
  • PharmaNet Inc.
  • Pharmaseek
  • Phoenix International
  • PPD Development
  • PRA Health Sciences
  • Premier Research
  • PRoTrials Research, Inc.
  • Radiant Research
  • Research Pharma Services
  • Rx Development Services
  • Statprobe
  • Symbio, LLC
  • Synteract, Inc.
  • Target Research Associates
  • The Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Theorem Clinical Research, Inc.
  • Theradex
  • TIMI
  • Topstone Research
  • Trial Runners
  • Trialynx
  • United BioSource Corporation
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials (WWCT)

“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. 

Feasibility Tool / Patient Finder

We perform feasibility assessments using real de-identified patient data from our database of potential research subjects.  Please "contact us" for additional information. 

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