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Premier Healthcare, LLC

Center Information

Amber Brooks-Wolfe
Clinical Research Manager
Premier Healthcare, LLC
550 South Landmark Ave
Bloomington, IN 47403
812-355-6902 (Office) or 812-355-6586 (Direct)
812-355-6917 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Internal Medicine

Center Overview

Internal Medicine Associates is a Division of Premier Healthcare, LLC. We are a multi-specialty group with over 65 providers in five locations. We also provide patient services at seven out reach clinics. Our current patient database has over 125,000 patients.

We have a dedicated research department that will be your primary contract for all areas of the research project.

Bloomington, Indiana is a university town that has also been picked to be one of the top 25 places to retire.

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 50+
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 35
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 125,000
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 1 Week(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 17
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 75%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 80%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Clinical Research Experience

Internal Medicine Associates has successfully completed more than 50 Phase II, III,and IV clinical trials. Internal Medicine Associates physicians are board-certified specialists and perform trials in the following therapeutic areas:

Cardiovascular (Invasive, Interventional, & Electrophysiology)

  • Device trials with stents, ICD's, pacemakers, implantable cardiac monitors, ST elevation devices
  • Hypertension (including ABPM)
  • Dyslipidemia
  • A-fib
  • Anti-coagulation


  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 and 2
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis


  • Chronic Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)


  • Smoking Cessation
  • Nicotine replacement

Internal Medicine Associates has earned the trust of major SMO’s, pharmaceutical companies and device manufactures’, including:

  • Angel Medical Systems
  • AstraZeneca
  • Aventis
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Boston Scientific
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Covance, Inc.
  • Forest Laboratories
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • ICON Clinical Research
  • INC Research
  • MDS Pharma
  • Medpace, Inc.
  • Medtronic
  • Merck
  • Omnicare
  • Parexel
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • PPD, Inc.
  • PRA International
  • Quintiles
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • St. Jude Medical
  • Tap Pharmaceuticals
  • UCB Inc.

Facility Description

Diagnostic/Clinic Equipment

  • 46 exam rooms
  • EKG, Holter Monitoring, echo, vascular imaging
  • IV infusion capability (20 chairs, 2 private bed rooms)
  • Centrifuge
  • Chest X-ray
  • Stadiometer
  • -20° Centigrade freezer
  • Secure 2°-8° Centigrade refrigerator
  • Certified On-site Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Electronic Data Capture (EDC) complete within 24 hours of visit completion
  • Spirometry, peak flow
  • Exercise stress testing including nuclear
  • Access to radiology and ultrasound facilities including Bone Densitometer, Mammography, CT and MRI
  • Access to Certified Endoscopy unit with 6 suites
  • Access to Certified Sleep Lab
  • Patient lounge for extended days
  • Wireless internet, TV & CD/DVD player
  • Bus stop directly in front of our clinic
  • Free parking

Investigator Experience

Dr. John S. Strobel, MD, FACC Board Certified, Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Dr. David Joyce, MD, Board Certified, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Hematology

Dr. Philip Behn, MD, F.A.C.E. Board Certified, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology

Dr. Lawrence Rink, MD, FACC, Board Certified, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Prodyot Ghosh, MD, MRCP, Board Certified, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Dr. James Fix, MD, FACC, Board Certified, Internal Medicine, Cardiology

Dr. Andrew Ferguson, MD, FACC, Board Certified, Internal Medicine, Cardiology

Staff Expertise

Amber Brooks-Wolfe, CCRC, LPN, LHCRM
Clinical Research Manager, 21 years experience

Bethany Litz, CCRC, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator/Regulatory Specialist 4 years experience

Sarah True, RN, OCN
Study Coordinator 6 years experience (Oncology)

Susy Boyd, RN, BSN

Danielle Sutherlin, RN OCN
Study Coordinator, 3 years experience

Brad Flynn
Laboratory Manager

Patient Demographics

Large, diverse patient population drawn from a regional population of nearly 200,000.

Indiana University draws students from all corners of the world. Bloomington has also been designated as a good place to retire.

Other Information

Our site will use a central IRB for all trials that do not require hospital visits. IU-Health Bloomington IRB will review all studies that require procedures done on the hospital campus. IU Health also has a state wide IRB that is used for all studies done at any IU Health campus.

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