Research Center Profile:
Heartland Research Associates, LLC
Dental and Oral Health
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
HRA believes that the progress made in research today will give us hope and assurance of a tomorrow. HRA originally began as a department of Family Medicine East, the owners developed this highly successful department into its own LLC in 1991. Located within the heartland of the U.S., HRA is now a dedicated, independent clinical research site, specializing in providing Phase I inpatient and outpatient through phase V clinical research services for pharmaceutical, nutritional and medical device industries. HRA's main site is located in east Wichita, Kansas, with 3 satellite sites in west Wichita, Arkansas City, Newton and Augusta, Kansas. HRA's mission is to provide quality medical care to their research participants, with a commitment to accurate and precise data for their sponsors. The resulting strong relationship with their patients aids in successful recruitment, compliance, and retention.
HRA has conducted more than 875 national and multinational clinical trials in the therapeutic areas of: Dermatology, Device, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genotyping, Infectious Disease, Male Health & Erectile Dysfunction, Musculoskeletal & Connective Tissue Disorders, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Pain Management, Pediatrics, Pulmonology/Critical Care, Respiratory, Urology/Nephrology, Vascular/Cardiovascular Disorders, Weight Loss and Women's Health.
Some of the sponsors and CRO Heartland has worked with include:
3M, Abbott, Acer/Excel, Advanced Biologics, Agouron, Alcon,
Almirall Prodesfarma, Astra Merck Astra Zeneca, Aventis, BARR,
Bayer, Bio Cryst, Boehringer Ingelheim, BMS, Cellegy, Centocor,
Chiesi, ClinTrials, CIBA, Covance, DepoMed, Eisai, Eli Lilly, Endo
Pharm., Genaissance, Genentech, Genomics, Glaxo Wellcome, GSK,
Hisamitsu, HumaScan, i3 Research, ICON, Insight Vision, Janssen,
Kendle, KOS, KV Pharm., MDS Pharma, Merck, McNeil, Novo Nordisk,
Novartis, Omnicare, Organon, OrthoMcNeil, Otsuka, Paragon,
Parke-Davis, Pfizer, Pharmacia, Phoenix, Praecis, Proctor &
Gamble, Purdue, Quintiles, Regeneron, Reliant, Resource Solutions,
Roche, Ross/Abbott, RWJ, Sandoz, Sankyo, Schering Plough, Searle,
Sepracor, SKB, Sucampo, Takeda, TAP, Target, VELA, ViroPharma,
Winston Labs, WyethAyerst.
HRA's main office is located in the same facility as Family Medicine East, but is a distinctly separate entity and maintains over 3,400 square feet of the 16, 580 square foot building, additionally HRA owns the 2,912 square foot building next door. HRA has, or has access to: Radiology, Densitometry, Uroflow Machine, Sahar extremity densitometry, refrigerated centrifuge, EKG machines, EGD, sigmoid and colonoscopy services, -20° and -70° freezers, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, registered dietician, CLIA/OSHA Certified Lab & Phlebotomy, Spirometry, Pollen Counting, Colposcopy L.E.E.P, Certified Smoking Cessation Counselors and a Pulse Oximetry. The main office also has 6 dedicated exam rooms, while each of the satellite offices has a minimum of 1 dedicated exam room. Each office has a general storage facility, dedicated monitor room/s with high speed cable internet connections, locked study drug closet or cabinet and conference rooms for site/ initiation visits. Each facility is also HIPPA compliant and there are IATA/FAA certified staff for the shipment of hazardous materials.
Each office is located near hotels and easy driving distance
from the airport with easy highway accessibility. There are many
attractions, museums and fine dining restaurants in the area for
those spending extra time in at any of the offices.
Terry L. Poling, MD, DABFP, FAAFP, CCPI is
board-certified in Family Practice and is a co-founder of HRA. Dr.
Poling is an AMA delegate for Kansas, acts as Chairman and Medical
Director for the Wichita Preferred Provider Association, and is a
Past-President for the Kansas Medical Society. Additionally, Dr.
Poling is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of
Kansas School of Medicine.
Dr. Terry D. Klein, MD, DABFP, CCPI is
board-certified in Family Practice and is a co-founder of HRA. Dr.
Klein is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas
School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Klein is a President of an
IPA, and is a Past President for the Kansas Medical Society and
currently holds a board position.
Dr. Thomas Klein MD, DABFP, CCPI is board-certified in Family Practice and is a co-founder of HRA. Dr. Klein is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Klein is certified for full privileges in EGD's, fiber optic sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy.
Dr. Scott L. Meyers, MD, DABFP, CCPI is
board-certified in Family Practice. Dr. Meyers has served as MSSC
delegate to the Kansas Medical Society and is currently serving a
position on the insurance committee for the County Medical Society.
Additionally, Dr. Meyers serves as a Clinical Instructor at the
University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Dr. Tracy R. Klein, MD, DABFP, CCPI is
board-certified in Family Practice. Dr. Klein is CDE eligible, and
is actively involved with an affiliated organization, Heartland
Diabetes Associates, LLC.
HRA's Medical Management has an average of over 9 years in
Research. HRA also has over 30 board-certified affiliated
The staff at HRA has over 100 years of cumulative research experience. HRA currently staffs 18 full-time Clinical Research Coordinators - many being CCRC's. There are 10 Research Assistants, 7 Patient Referral Specialists, 2 Regulatory Specialists, 2 Receptionists, 4 Quality Assurance staff, a Source Writer as well as a Financial Specialist, all of whom work diligently to provide care for both patients and sponsors. HRA also has 3 Trained Alzheimer's Rating Specialists, 2 Smoking Cessation Counselors and a contract Registered Dietician. HRA has implemented a Quality Assurance Department in 2007 to ensure the quality and accuracy of its research.
Advertising is done through the television, newspaper, direct
mail, website and radio medias. Patients are also drawn from an
internal extensive database of over 85,000 patients. Community
physicians and study participants have also referred many patients.
HRA also has access to affiliated physician databases. This all
contributes to HRA's enrollment success of >114%, with a low
screen failure rate and high enrollment, with a patient population
ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. Heartland Diabetes
Association, LLC, aides in HRA's ability to recruit patients by
providing access to more than 1000 active diabetic patients and by
employing a knowledgeable diabetic staff, including a Certified
Diabetic Educator. The Medical Management Directors are Recognized
Providers by ADA and NCQA - the only family practice physicians in
Kansas to hold this distinction.
HRA is a proud member of the Alliance for MultiSpecialty
Research, LLC. The Medical Directors of HRA serve as regional and
national speakers for pharmaceutical companies. They also provide
lectures on issues concerning physician organizations, demographics
and disease management. HRA maintains a computerized study
management tracking system.
Come visit our other offices:
3730 N. Ridge Road, Ste 600
Wichita, KS 67205
Arkansas City Office
510 W. Radio Lane
Arkansas City, KS 67005
700 Medical Center Drive, Ste 210
Newton, KS 67114
1601 State St
Augusta, KS 67010
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