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Internal Medicine Research

Center Information

Edy Gary
Site Manager/CRC
Internal Medicine Research
700 South Torrence Street, Suite 110
Charlotte, NC 28204
704-295-0899 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Internal Medicine
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

We are a culturally diverse private practice center with a specialty in Internal Medicine. We provide both office-based and hospital-based care in a moderate sized Southern city. We are privately owned and operated, but have staff associations with two large hospital systems.

Metrolina Internal Medicine, P.A. was established in 1999 as a two physician group, and has since grown to multiple physicians in two locations. Our practice emphasis is on primary care with attention to hypertension, diabetes, asthma and other chronic adult illnesses.

Internal Medicine Research grew out of this practice, and has become an important and vital part of the organization. We strive to actively conduct clinical trials for contribution to the body of medical knowledge and for the eradication of health disparities.

Clinical Research Experience

We have 15 years of experience and specialize in trials related to all common chronic adult disease processes including:

  • Hypertension
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Asthma/COPD
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Degenerative Joint Disease

Past Sponsors/CROs

  • Novartis
  • Wyeth
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Amgen
  • Abbott
  • Gilead
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • PPD
  • Kendle
  • Premier Research
  • NovoNordisk
  • Careers In Research
  • Takeda
  • Boehringer Ingerlheim
  • IKON

Facility Description

We offer outpatient facilities and have access to an inpatient outpatient popultion.

Our center offers on-site electrocardiography, echocardiography, spirometry and vascular testing.

Our offices are adjacent to hospital facilities and are readily accessible to public transportation.

Investigator Experience

Clarence O. Ellis, MD
Board Certified Internal Medicine

Karlton S. Pettis, MD
Board Certified Internal Medicine

Latimer A. Taylor, MD
Board Certified Internal Medicine

All three physicians have served as Principal Investigators and Sub-Investigators in various clinical trials and have 10 or greater years of clinical research experience.

Staff Expertise

Edy Gary, CMA
Site Manager/CRC
22 years of clinical research experience

Felecia Brown
> 1 year of clinical research experience

Patient Demographics

This practice serves both urban and suburban populations in two office locations. The mean patient age is approximately 50 years, and the practice has substantial numbers of elderly patients with a variety of chronic illnesses. The practice is ethnically diverse and serves a large African-american cohort.

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