Research Center Profile:
NEA Baptist Clinic - Clinical Research Center
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)
With a mission to provide comprehensive, quality healthcare to patients in Northeast Arkansas, NEA BAPTIST Clinic is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas (In the region between Little Rock, Memphis and St. Louis) NEA BAPTIST Clinic is the largest multi-specialty medical-group in Arkansas. The population served is 600,000, coming to Jonesboro for their healthcare needs from a 17 county area.
NEA BAPTIST Clinic, formerly NEA Clinic, began in 1977 and now has about 100 physicians on staff, with plans underway to recruit at least 20 more physicians in the next two to three years.
NEA BAPTIST Clinic has been recognized nationally by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) as the national clinic of the year in 2001, 2003 and 2005. The clinic has been recognized by the American College of Physicians for its work with regard to providing care for those in need.
NEA BAPTIST Clinic is truly a nationally recognized clinic in our area boasting over 375,000 patient visits per year in multiple clinic sites in Northeast Arkansas.
Coronary Health Vascular Health Menstrual Disorders
Contraception Infertility Pain Management
Incontinence Ovarian Cysts Osteoporosis
Obesity Menopause Premenstrual Syndrome
STD's Arthritis Genital Herpes
Genital Warts Urinary Disorders Vaginal Infections
Reproductive Health Hormone Therapy Female Sexual Desire Disorder
Breast Cancer Ovarian Cancer Acute Sinusitis
Chronic Sinusitis Otitis Externa Otitis Media
Pediatric Allergies Ragweed Allergies Migraines
Neuropathy Seizure Disorders Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Epilepsy Scar Revision Plastic Surgery
Psoriasis Eczema Flu Treatment
Community Acquire Pneumonia Diabetes I & II Hypertension
High Cholesterol Bacterial Conjunctivitis Ocular Surface
Thyroid Prostate Cancer Colon Cancer
Lung Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Lymphoma Sponsors/CRO's with whom we have worked:
3M Forest Research PPD
TAP Pharmaceuticals Procter & Gamble PharmaNet
Solvay Pharmaceuticals Johnson & Johnson Chiltern
BioSante Pharmaceuticals GlaxoSmithKline Kendle
Schering-Plough Alcon Research MDS Pharma
Pfizer Spherix MedPace
Bristol Myers Squibb Bausch & Lomb Covance
Eli Lilly DioBex I3
Roche Accentia ICON
Wyeth Bayer INC Research
AstraZeneca Genentech LBR Regulatory
Abbott Pharmaceuticals Schwarz PRA
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Quintiles Covalent Group Cogentus
NEA BAPTIST Clinic - Clinical Research Center is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, between Little Rock, AR, Memphis, TN and St. Louis, MO. Our location is easily accessible to public transportation, freeways & the Memphis and Little Rock Airports.
The clinical research center is a fully dedicated research facility located within the largest multi-specialty group of physicians in the region. The clinical research center supports all physician specialties associated with clinical trials. The study coordinators are located with their Physician/PI to offer a more seamless system and more access to patient population.
NEA BAPTIST Clinic offers numerous services, including: a centralized imaging center with a breast-care facility, plus open-magnet MRI, CT scanner, ultrasound, bone densitometry equipment and hyperbaric chamber. Rheumatology has a dedicated infusion room, capable of managing 6 patients.
Cardiac testing is available from ultrasound imaging of the vascular system to nuclear testing to a free-standing cardiac catheterization lab. Full neurological testing is available in a neuroscience department featuring neurologists and neurosurgeons. A medical oncology treatment site staffed by three medical oncologists provides cancer treatment, including research protocols. Associated with this service is the regions largest laboratory for blood testing on site.
Other services provided by NEA Baptist Clinic include audiology, allergy testing and treatment, optical shop, physical therapy, and laser eye treatments. A state of the art NEA Baptist Clinic Wellness Center is home to many programs for the community. The Volusion ultrasound equipment in our Women’s Clinic allows unbelievable images of the fetus. Not only is NEA Baptist Clinic home to 32 specialties, it also is the only clinic in the Mid-South to be truly integrated with an acute care hospital. Since July of 2004, NEA Baptist Clinic has been integrated on many levels with a 100 bed, state of the art hospital.
Millions of dollars have been spent over the past year to improve the infrastructure of this fine hospital to provide quality care to the region. The hospital is well-known for its excellence in cardiovascular services, with the only off-pump bypass surgery in the region. Continued physician involvement from the boardroom to the operating room makes the environment of this hospital unique.
Linking all of this together is a state of the art electronic medical record. This allows the physicians to follow the patient through multiple encounters whether in an urgent care environment, or specialty care. The emergency room physicians, by being part of the NEA Baptist Clinic family, also have access to the patient’s record for fast and accurate reference. This level of coordinated care means an exceptional patient encounter – from family medicine visit, to specialist to hospital stay.
We have over 30 Investigators available to support all of your clinical trial needs.
Charles Lawrence Barker, M.D., Ph.D, C.C.I., CPI, F.A.C.O.G., Gynecology
Michael Hong, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Obstetrics & Gynecology
Norbert W. Delacey, Jr., M.D. F.A.C.O.G., Obstetrics & Gynecology
Lorna M. Layton, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mark Clements Stripling, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Obstetrics & Gynecology
Charles Cooper Dunn, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Obstetrics & Gynecology
Anthony Taylor White, M.D., Cardiology
Michael L. Isaacson, M.D., F.A.C.C., Cardiology
Dharmendra V. Patel, M.D., F.A.C.C., Cardiology
Kevin Donald Ganong, M.D., Endocrinology
Brannon Treece, M.D., Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
J. Timothy Dow, M.D., Family Medicine
Albert Joseph McGrath, M.D., Family Medicine
Douglas Maglothin, M.D., Family Medicine
James Murrey, M.D., Family Medicine
Jeffery Barber, D.O., Family Medicine
Arnold E. Gilliam, M.D., Family Medicine
Michael E. Crawley, M.D., Family Medicine
Ronald J. Blachly, M.D., Hematology/Oncology
D. Allen Nixon, Jr., M.D., Hematology/Oncology
Carroll D. Scroggin, Jr., M.D., Hematology/Oncology
Kenneth Chan, D.O., Neurology
Bing Behrens, M.D., Neurology
YuanYuan Long, M.D., Ph.D., Neurology
Fred Joseph George, M.D., Ophthalmology
James Cullins, O.D., Optometry/Optometric Physician Primary Care
Bryan Keith Lansford, M.D., CPI, Otolaryngology
Beata Majewski, M.D., Rheumatology
Leslie D. McCasland, M.D., Rheumatology
Jeffrey S. Mullen, M.D., Radiology
David Nichols, M.D., Sleep Medicine & Internal Medicine
Our dedicated and committed research team includes:
Dawn Smith, R.N., Site Manager
Mary Dover, B.S.M.T., CCRP, Study Coordinator
Lena Harrison, Clinical Research Assistant
General Research Trials
Paul A. Koros, R.N., CCRC, Site Manager
Melinda Becknell, LPN, Study Coordinator
Brenda Graf, B.S., Study Coordinator
Dana Hammett, Document Specialist
David Jenkins, LPN, Study Coordinator
Amanda Johnson, LPN, Study Coordinator
Brad Meurer, LPN, Study Coordinator
Meshayla Payne, Study Assistant
Candace Taylor, LPN, Study Coordinator
NEA BAPTIST Clinic is the largest multi-specialty medical-group in Arkansas. The population served is 600,000, coming to Jonesboro for their health care needs from a 17 county area.
Other Distinguishing information:
NEA BAPTIST Clinic - Clinical Research Center has received recognition as one of the fastest enrolling sites in a number of trials we have conducted
NEA BAPTIST Clinic - Clinical Research Center is well known as a high enrolling site
All Study Coordinators are much experience in EDC/RDC/IVRS
Central IRB Preferred
Dawn Smith, RN, Site Manager
General Research Trials:
Paul A. Koros, RN, CCRC, Site Manager
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