Clinical Trial Resource Center


Clinical Trial Resource Center

Research Center Profile:
Palmetto Clinical Trial Services, LLC

Center Information

Claire Saunders
Managing Partner
Palmetto Clinical Trial Services, LLC
115 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
USA
864-962-0431
864-962-8952 (fax)
palmettoclinical@charter.net
palmettoclinical.com/
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Dermatology
Endocrinology
Family Medicine
Gastroenterology
Immunology
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Musculoskeletal
Nephrology
Neurology
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Ophthalmology
Rheumatology
Urology
Vaccines

Center Overview

Palmetto Clinical Trial Services, LLC is a multicenter clinical research site located in the Greenville, South Carolina area. Our three excellent sites offer patients the most current technologies and treatments available which allows our community to be on the cutting edge of research. Palmetto Clinical’s dedicated and experienced team bring the highest quality study conduct in their prospective therapeutic areas and provides genuine compassion and care to each and every patient who agrees to participate in our clinical trials.

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 150
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 130
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 181
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 1 Week(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 38
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 89%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 91%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Clinical Research Experience

Palmetto Clinical Research, LLC has been conducting research trials since 2002. Our areas of experience include:

  • Acne
  • Anemia
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Bronchitis (Acute & Chronic)
  • Cold Sore
  • Diabetes
  • Eczema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gout
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Influenza
  • Lupus
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Obesity
  • Onychomycosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pain
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rosacea
  • Skin Infection
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vaccines
  • Vaginitis

Listed below are some of the sponsors that Palmetto Clinical Trial Services, LLC has worked with:

  • Abbott
  • Alizyme
  • Alcon
  • Amgen
  • Astellas
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Centocor
  • Dow
  • Eli-Lilly
  • Ferring
  • Forest
  • Galderma
  • Genentech
  • Genzyme
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Merck
  • Novartis
  • Novum
  • Pfizer
  • Regeneron
  • Roche
  • Sankyo
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Sanofi-Pasteur
  • Savient
  • Solvay
  • Takeda
  • UCB
  • Wyeth-Ayerst

Facility Description

Our Dermatology site is located at 920 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC 29607

Site capabilities include:

  • Fully Equipped Patient Exam Rooms
  • ECG Machine
  • CLIA Certified Laboratory
  • Availability of Dry Ice
  • -20° Freezer
  • Dedicated Fax
  • Secure temperature controlled drug cabinets
  • Emergency Medications
  • Oxygen
  • Hyphacater
  • Intense Pulse Light Laser Machine
  • Microdermabrasion Machine
  • Electrolysis
  • Sclerotherapy

Our Rheumatology site is located at 3 St. Francis Dr., Greenville, SC 29601

Site capabilities include:

  • Fully Equipped Patient Exam Rooms
  • MRI for Limbs
  • ECG Machine
  • CLIA Certified Laboratory
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • DEXA Scanner
  • Emergency Medications
  • Oxygen
  • Defibrillator
  • Availability of Dry Ice
  • -20° Freezer
  • Dedicated Fax
  • High Speed Internet
  • Secure temperature controlled drug cabinets

Our Family Practice site is located at 23103 Highway 76 East, Clinton, SC 29325

Site capabilities include:

  • Fully Equipped Patient Exam Rooms
  • ECG Machine
  • CLIA Certified Laboratory
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • Availability of Dry Ice
  • -20° Freezer
  • -70° Freezer
  • Dedicated Fax
  • High Speed Internet
  • Emergency Medications, Oxygen, Defibrillator
  • Secure temperature controlled drug cabinets
  • X-Ray

Investigator Experience

Geneva L. Hill, MD, Board Certified Rheumatology
Dr. Hill earned her medical degree from the University of Kentucky in 1987. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Hill joined Piedmont Arthritis Clinic in 1992. Her research experience includes conducting trials in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Lupus and Back Pain. Dr. Hill has been conducting clinical trials for over 10 years and has been conducting clinical trials with Palmetto Clinical Trial Services, LLC since 2003.

Angela S. Hutcheson, MD, Board Certified Dermatology
Dr. Hutcheson received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Ethno Biology and Biology. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2001. Dr. Hutcheson practices general medical, surgical as well as cosmetic dermatology. She specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery. Dr. Hutcheson has been conducting clinical trials with Palmetto Clinical Trial Services, LLC since 2007.

Josette J. Johnson, MD, Board Certified Rheumatology
Dr. Johnson earned her degree in medicine from Universite Libre dr Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium in 1983. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Johnson joined Piedmont Arthritis in 1988. Her research experience includes conducting clinical trials in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, Gout and Lupus. Dr. Johnson has been conducting clinical trials for over 10 years and has been conducting clinical trials with Palmetto Clinical Trial Services, LLC since 2003.

John T. Kuhl, MD, Board Certified Dermatology
Dr. Kuhl is a graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where he received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He earned his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in 2003and completed his dermatology residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Kuhl is board certified in dermatology. He practices general medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Kuhl has been conducting clinical trials with Palmetto Clinical Trial Services, LLC since 2007.

Jeffrey G. Lawson, MD, Board Certified Rheumatology
Dr. Lawson earned his medical degree from The University of Tennessee Medical Units in 1971. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Lawson began his research career in 1983 and his study experience includes research trials in Rheumatology, Osteoarthritis, Low Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, Gout and Lupus. Dr. Lawson has been conducting clinical trials for over 20 years and has been conducting clinical trials with Palmetto Clinical Trial Services, LLC since 2003.

Peter M. Partee, MD, Board Certified Family Medicine
Dr. Partee graduated from of the University of South Carolina in Columbia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in 1991 and received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1996. He completed his three-year residency in family medicine at Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood, South Carolina. Dr. Partee has been conducting clinical trials with Palmetto Clinical Trial Services, LLC since 2002.

Louis M. Stephens, Jr., MD, Board Certified Family Medicine
Dr. Stephens graduated from Presbyterian College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He received his Medical Degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. Dr. Stephens completed his three-year residency in Family Medicine at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina, where he was selected as the Outstanding Resident of the Year. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice. His medical interests include preventive care, dermatologic procedures and minor surgeries. Dr. Stephens has been conducting clinical trials with Palmetto Clinical Trial Services, LLC since 2002.

Staff Expertise

Nancy Chapman, RN
Nancy has a marketing degree in addition to her nursing degree. Adding her medical background to her marketing skills make her a great asset to Palmetto Clinical as a Patient Recruiter. She joined Palmetto Clinical in 2012.

Mitzi Cheatwood, RN, CCRC
Mitzi received her nursing degree in 1995 from University of South Carolina at Spartanburg and has been involved in clinical research since 1998. She is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, and has achieved her certification as a Clinical Research Coordinator. Mitzi is currently the site manager at our Family Practice office. She has been with Palmetto Clinical Trial Services, LLC since 2005.

Shawnee Cox, LPN
Shawnee received her nursing degree in 1995. Shawnee was previously with Palmetto Clinical in 2007 and moved away from the area. She returned to our team in 2012 and we are very happy to have her back at Palmetto Clinical in our Dermatology office as a full-time coordinator.

Hannah Fisher, RN
Hannah received her nursing degree in 2012, and joined Palmetto Clinical shortly afterwards. She is a research coordinator at our Family Practice office and has proven to be a huge asset to our team.

Holly Nelson, CCRC
Holly received her Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion from Appalachian State in 1996. Holly has been coordinating clinical trials since 1998 and joined our team in the beginning of 2011. As a mother of two small boys, she works part-time in our Dermatology office and devotes the remainder of her time to her family.

Mary Sanda, RN, BSN, CCRC
Mary received her nursing degree in 1994 from the University of South Carolina, Spartanburg. She has been in clinical research since 1997. She is a member of ACRP and received her certification as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator in 2000. She is one of the founding partners of Palmetto Clinical Trial Services, LLC and in addition to her management of the company she is the site manager at our Dermatology office.

Claire Saunders, RN, CCRC
Claire received her nursing degree in 1996 from the Greenville Technical College. She has been in clinical research since 1997. She is a member of ACRP and received her certification as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator in 2000. She has experience as a coordinator and a monitor. She is one of the founding partners of Palmetto Clinical Trial Services, LLC.

Kim Williams, LPN, CCRC
Kim is the Site Manager at our Rheumatology Office. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse with an Associate Degree in Human Services. She began her research career in 2001 and has extensive experience in conducting clinical trials in many therapeutic areas. Kim is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and received her certification as a Clinical Research Coordinator through this organization in 2007. She has been with Palmetto Clinical Trial Services, LLC since 2007.

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