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Research Center Profile:
Health Awareness, Inc.

Center Information

Doug Surowitz, BBA
Director
Health Awareness, Inc.
411 West Indiantown Road
Jupiter, FL 33458
USA
561-741-2033
561-743-6297 (fax)
healthawareness@bellsouth.net
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Dermatology
Endocrinology
Family Medicine
Gastroenterology
Hematology
Immunology
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Musculoskeletal
Nephrology
Neurology
Psychiatry/Psychology
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Rheumatology
Urology

Center Overview

Health Awareness, Inc. was founded in 1999 by Dr. Ronald Surowitz and co-exists with his Family Practice Office in Jupiter, Florida. Our experienced staff includes our PI, local physician Sub-I’s, Highly Experienced CRC’s, dedicated recruiters and a site director. We have established lasting relationships with local specialists and medical facilities to coordinate almost any type of clinical trial. Our staff is committed to offering the highest quality and integrity in clinical trials in accordance with good clinical practice. We have repeatedly exceeded recruitment goals and continue to maintain relationships with all of the companies we have worked with. We would welcome a visit to our 4,300 square foot medical facility.

Clinical Research Experience

We have conducted trials in the following areas:

  • Acute Back Strain
  • ADHD
  • Allergy
  • Antibiotics
  • Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Cholesterol
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Gastroenterology
  • GERD
  • Gout
  • Heartburn
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension (Including ABPM)
  • IV Infusion
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Mania
  • Migraine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Perennial Allergic Rhinitis
  • Questionnaires
  • Rhinitis
  • Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • Strep Throat
  • Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Women’s Health

We have worked with the following Sponsors and CRO's:

  • Advancis Pharmaceuticals
  • Akros Pharma
  • Altana
  • Amgen
  • AR Scientific
  • AstraZeneca
  • Aventis Pharmaceuticals
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb
  • Cato
  • Clay Park Labs
  • Combinatorx
  • Constella
  • Covance
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • Eisai
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • ICON
  • IMI
  • Kendle International
  • Lilly
  • Medpace
  • Nicox
  • Novartis
  • Novartis Consumer Health
  • Omnicare
  • Pfizer
  • Pliva Research Institute
  • PPD
  • PRA
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Procris
  • Quintiles
  • Regeneron
  • ResearchPoint
  • Roche
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Sepracor
  • Strategic Science & Technology
  • Symbio
  • Takeda
  • Tap
  • TKL Research
  • UBC
  • Vivus
  • Zars

We are looking to expand our therapeutic areas of expertise. We welcome the opportunity to work on trials in which we have experience as well as new indications.

PAST TRIAL EXPERIENCE

IndicationPhasePlanned EnrollmentActual Enrollment% of Planned Enrollment
Abdominal PainIV818225.00%
Abdominal PainII810125.00%
Allergic RhinitisIV1585566.67%
AllergyIII619316.67%
AsthmaIII33100.00%
AsthmaIV1014140.00%
AsthmaIV55100.00%
AsthmaIV33100.00%
CholesterolIII611183.00%
CholesterolIII812150.00%
CholesterolIII610166.00%
DiabetesII-B55100.00%
DiabetesIV44100.00%
Diabetic NeuropathyII415375.00%
Erectile DysfunctionIII838475.00%
Diabetes with Erectile DysfunctionIII833412.00%
GERDIV2428116.67%
GoutIII624400.00%
GoutIII625416.00%
GoutIII620333.33%
GoutII410250.00%
GoutII48200.00%
HeartburnIV1239325.67%
HeartburnIV1240333.00%
HeartburnIV1220166.00%
HeartburnIV1239325.00%
HypercholesterolemiaIV426650.00%
HypertensionIII815187.00%
HypertensionIII830375.00%
HypertensionIII613216.00%
Low Sex Drive PM FemalesIII816200.00%
MigraineIV4375.00%
OA HANDIII614175.00%
OA HipIII815187.00%
OA KneeII66100.00%
OA KneeIII611183.33%
OA KneeIII620333.33%
OA KneeIII1241341.00%
OA KneeIII1224200.00%
OA Knee, Hip, Hand, SpineIII819237.50%
OsteoarthritisIII33100.00%
Osteoarthritis HipIII813162.50%
OsteoporosisIII618300.00%
OsteoporosisIV730428.00%
Rhinitis/AsthmaIV1214116.67%
Seasonal AllergyIII1236300.00%
Strep ThroatIII37233.00%
Upper Respiratory InfectionIII541820.00%

Facility Description

Located one mile from Jupiter Medical Center, our outpatient facility operates in a 4,300 square foot building. Health Awareness is 20 miles from Palm Beach International Airport and only 3 miles from I-95. We have 4 dedicated exam rooms, 2 coordinator offices, Locked drug storage, dedicated monitor space with access to the internet/wireless and a conference room.

Diagnostic Capabilities and On-Site Equipment:

Diagnostics-

  • 2 ECG Machines
  • Lab Drawing and Processing Equipment
  • Spirometer (Koko)
  • Ultrasound
  • Color Doppler Echocardiogram
  • Flexible Nasalpharyngoscopy
  • Hemoglobin A1C Testing
  • Microscope
  • Sigmoidoscopy

Equipment-

  • 2 Centrifuges
  • IV Infusion Capability
  • Weigh Scales

Freezers/Storage Capabilities-

  • 8 X 10 Double Locked Drug Storage Room
  • Locked, Temperature Controlled -20° Freezer
  • Locked, Temperature Controlled -70° Freezer
  • Locked, Temperature Controlled Refrigerator
  • Daily Temperature Log Maintenance
  • On-Site Record Archiving

Other Capabilities’:

  • Expedited Turnaround for Regulatory Documents
  • Expedited Turnaround for Contract Approval
  • Professional and Friendly Relationships with Monitors
  • Extensive Experience with EDC and ECRF
  • Extensive Questionnaire Administration Experience
  • Central IRB’s
  • Central Labs
  • CLIA Certified Lab
  • Local Lab Capability
  • Local Imaging Center Affiliation
  • Extensive ABPM Experience
  • DEA License
  • Daily Pickups with FedEx and UPS
  • Daily Access to Dry Ice
  • Wireless Internet
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax Machine
  • Scanner

Investigator Experience

Ronald Z. Surowitz, D.O., Principal Investigator
Board Certified in Family Practice
Began Research in 1999
Private practice in Jupiter, Florida since 1983

Erin Brophy, ARNP, Sub-Investigator
Specializing in Family Practice
Began Research in 2007

Kim Hagan, ARNP, Sub-Investigator
Specializing in Women's Health
Began Research in 2001

Staff Expertise

Doug Surowitz, BBA Director/Clinical Research Coordinator
Began Research in 2003

Jennifer Munoz, BS, CCRC Site Director/Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
Began Research in 2002

Kim Smith, RN, BSN Lead Clinical Research Coordinator
Began Research in 2000

Bilingual Staff Available on site
Other Staff information available upon request

Patient Demographics

We have access to over 25,000 database / medical records

  • 45% Male
  • 55% Female
Population by age:    
0-18 Years 10%
Age 19-64 Years 60%
Age 65+ Years 30%

Palm Beach County is one of the fastest growing counties in the Nation. Our population is made up of a wide range of Age, Race, and Nationality.

Other Information

We pride ourselves on our ability to choose appropriate studies for our site.

Health Awareness is committed to meeting enrollment goals and timelines for all of our studies. We are consistently a top enrolling site. Please feel free to contact us for more information about our site.

For Monitors

Private monitor space available with access to the internet/wireless. Fax, copy, and scanning availability.

DIRECTIONS TO OUR SITE:

From I-95

Take Indiantown Road East, Exit 87A. Approximately 3 miles East on Indiantown Road, passing Military Trail, make a U-turn at Loxahatchee, then the 1st right into our Parking Lot.

(Keep in mind that we co-exist with Family Practice Associates)

From US-1

Take Indiantown Road West. Pass A1A and the Railroad tracks. After the next light, which is Loxahatchee, make the 1st right turn into our Parking lot.

(Keep in mind that we co-exist with Family Practice Associates)

From Turnpike

Take Turnpike, Exit 116 Jupiter/Indiantown Road and head East. Approximately 3.5 miles East on Indiantown Road, passing Military Trail, make a U-turn at Loxahatchee, then the 1st right into our Parking Lot.

(Keep in mind that we co-exist with Family Practice Associates)

From Military Trail

Go Right onto Indiantown Road. At the next light, which is Loxahatchee, make a U-turn, then the 1st right into our Parking lot.

(Keep in mind that we co-exist with Family Practice Associates)

Hotels

  • Homewood Suites, Palm Beach Gardens- 561-697-1700
  • Hampton Inn, Juno Beach- 561-626-9090
  • The Hilton Garden Inn, Palm Beach Gardens-561-694-5833
  • Hilton, Singer Island- 561-848-3888
  • Hampton Inn, Palm Beach Gardens- 561-625-8880
  • Fairfield Inn, Jupiter- 561-748-5252
  • Comfort Inn, Jupiter- 561-745-7997
  • Marriott, Palm Beach Gardens- 561-622-8888
  • Embassy Suites, Palm Beach Gardens- 561-622-1000
  • Doubletree, Palm Beach Gardens-561-622-2260
  • Holiday Inn Express, Juno Beach-561-622-4366

Restaurants

Visit the following link for all local restaurants, or ask us for suggestions.

Restaurants

Additional Email Contact
info@healthawarenessinc.com

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