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NEA Baptist Clinic - Clinical Research Center

Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Plastic Surgery
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)

Center Overview

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.

Clinical Research Experience

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:

3MForest ResearchPPD
TAP Pharmaceuticals Procter & GamblePharmaNet
Solvay Pharmaceuticals Johnson & JohnsonChiltern
BioSante Pharmaceuticals GlaxoSmithKline Kendle
Schering-Plough Alcon ResearchMDS Pharma
Pfizer SpherixMedPace
Bristol Myers Squibb Bausch & LombCovance
Eli Lilly DioBex I3
Roche Accentia ICON
Wyeth BayerINC Research
AstraZeneca Genentech LBR Regulatory
Abbott Pharmaceuticals SchwarzPRA
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals QuintilesCovalent Group

Facility Description

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.

Investigator Experience

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

Staff Expertise

Our dedicated and committed research team includes:

Oncology Trials:

  • 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

Patient Demographics

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 Information

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

Contact Information:

Oncology Trials:
Dawn Smith, RN, Site Manager
Phone: 870-934-5343

General Research Trials:
Paul A. Koros, RN, CCRC, Site Manager
Phone: 870-934-1006
Fax: 870-934-1008

Website: www.neabaptistclinic.com

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