DCOL Center for Clinical Research

Center Information

Sharon A. Coppinger, CCRC
Clinical Research Manager
DCOL Center for Clinical Research
707 Hollybrook Drive, Suite 501
Longview, TX 75605
903-238-9934 (fax)
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Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

DCOL Center for Clinical Research began conducting clinical trials in 2005. We are a dedicated research department within a large, multi-specialty group practice consisting of over 90 physicians. Longview is located in Northeast Texas with a population of about 77,000. However, due to the large number of surrounding towns and communities we draw patients from a total population of about 250,000. Our group practice has an active database of over 140,000 patients. The research department has access to EMR, so we are able to run searches and recruit specific patient populations.

Being a department of Diagnostic Clinic of Longview, we have easy access to other departments such as Radiology, Ultrasound, Imaging, Echocardiograms, and GI procedures. In addition, we use only Central IRBs.

  • Cardiology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Family Practice
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics/Adolescents
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry and Urology

The following is a sampling of some our available services at our research site or in one of our departments:

  • Centrifuge
  • Freezer (-20 and -70)
  • Dedicated refrigerator located in the locked drug room
  • Climate controlled and secured drug storage
  • ECG Equipment
  • Climate controlled and secured records storage
  • Extensive computerized patient database
  • Dedicated phone, fax and data lines
  • Laboratory processing space
  • Private space for monitors with high speed internet connection,
    phone, fax and copiers
  • 24-hour dedicated fax line
  • 4 patient examination rooms
  • X-Ray facilities
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Pediatric A/Vs
  • Stress Echos
  • Bone Densitometry
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Mammograms
  • EEGs
  • Sonograms
  • Fully equipped laboratory

Our research staff is comprised of board certified investigators, 4 fulltime clinical research coordinators, a dedicated regulatory and quality assurance coordinator, a contracts and financial administrator, and an IATA certified phlebotomist/ research assistant. Our facility includes 4 dedicated patient exam rooms, a temperature controlled locked drug storage area, a designated lab processing area, and ample monitor space.

DCOL Center for Clinical Research is the only dedicated multi-specialty clinical research center in the Longview Area. We are interested in partnering for outpatient multi therapeutic studies. For more information please have your colleagues visit our website @ www.dcolresearch.com or contact Sharon A. Coppinger, CCRC, Clinical Research Manager via email @ scoppinger@dcolresearch.com.

Clinical Research Experience

Experience Summary: DCOL Center for Clinical Research has clinical research experience in the following areas:

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain/Strain
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Constipation Due to Prescription Pain Meds
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diverticulitis
  • Epilepsy with Partial Seizures
  • GERD
  • Head Lice
  • Herpes Zoster
  • HIV Neuropathy
  • HIV Study for newly diagnosed patients
  • HIV Study for treatment experienced patients
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Infant Formula
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Meningitis Vaccine for 9 and 12 month olds
  • Migraine Prevention and Treatment (Adults and Peds)
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis (Knee and Hip)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Risk Factors for Chronic NSAID Users
  • Tendonitis
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vaccine trials
  • Vulvar and Vaginal Atrophy

Clinical References: DCOL Center for Clinical Research has enjoyed working with the following sponsor and CRO companies:


  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Abbot Nutritionals
  • Alberio
  • Alcon
  • AMAG Pharmaceuticals
  • Arena
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Avexa Pharmaceuticals
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cerimon
  • Cordis Corporation
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • Depomed
  • Endo
  • Epiphany Biosciences Inc.
  • Gilead Sciences
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Great Lakes Development
  • Hoffman LaRoche
  • Horizon Pharmaceuticals
  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kaketsuken
  • Mead Johnson
  • MedImmune
  • Merck & Co.
  • Minster Research Ltd.
  • Napo Pharmaceuticals
  • NeurogesX
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Ortho-Biotech
  • Pfizer
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • QuatRx/Hormos
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Regeneron Pharamaceuticals
  • ResVerologix
  • Salix
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Sucampo
  • Summers Laboratories
  • Synergy
  • TaiMed Biologics Inc.
  • Tanox
  • Theravance
  • Tibotec


  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Covance
  • Encorium
  • Essential
  • ICON
  • Inc Research- Preferred Partner Site
  • I3 Research
  • Integrium
  • Kendle International
  • K-Force
  • Mayo Clinical Trials
  • Novella
  • Parexel
  • Paragon Biomedical
  • Pharmalink
  • PPD, Inc.
  • PRA
  • Quintiles - Preferred Partner Site
  • RPS
  • Target Health, Inc
  • TKL
  • UBC

Since 2005, DCOL Center for Clinical Research has been working with pharmaceutical, biotech and CRO companies conducting Phase II - IV multi-specialty outpatient clinical trials.

Facility Description

Our facility includes 4 dedicated patient exam rooms, a temperature controlled locked drug storage area, and a designated lab storage and processing area, and ample monitor space.

DCOL Center for Clinical Research is the only dedicated multispecialty clinical research clinic in the Longview Area.

Investigator Experience

Anita R Scribner, MD, MPH - Medical Director, Principal Investigator, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, HIV/AIDS, multiple publications; Sub Investigator on all trials with our research site.

Timothy Tobin, MD - Principal Investigator, Sub Investigator, Internal Medicine multi therapeutic areas.

Amy Stacey, PA-C - Sub Investigator, Internal Medicine

Kathleen Weindorff, MD-Principal Investigator, Internal Medicine, Multi therapeutic areas

Samir Germanwala, DO- Interventional Cardiology- Principal Investigator in various areas of cardiology and device trials

Jeffrey Shea, MD-Pulmonogist- Principal Investigator, experience in respiratory trials

Karen Roberts, MD - Pediatrician - Principal Investigator, Multi therapeutic and vaccine trials for pediatrics

Cynthia Somers, MD- Pediatrician- Principal Investigator, Multi therapeutic in pediatrics

Paul Lin, MD- OB/Gyn - Principal Investigator, Multi therapeutic in women's health

Staff Expertise

Anita Scribner, MD – Medical Director, in research since 2003

Sharon Coppinger CCRC – Clinical Research Manager, in research since 1995

Krys Guice, M.A. – Financial & Regulatory Administrator, in research since 2012

Beth Kilpatrick – Office and Regulatory Assistant,, in research since 2007

Carrie Green RN, BSN – Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, in research since 2006

Tina Hudson, RN – Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, in research since 2000

Eva Stagner BS – Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, in research since 2005

Wendy Oden, LVN – Clinical Research Coordinator , in research since 2012

Keith Still – Lab and Device Coordinator, in research since 2008

Brooke Crisler – Patient Recruiter, in research since 2013

Patient Demographics

Our group currently has over 140,000 active patient charts and we have been utilizing electronic medical records since 2008. The research department has full access to these electronic medical records which allows us to do a quick search for potential subjects for our trials. It also allows us to give credible and trackable statistics on feasibilities.

Our patient population is relatively research naïve. We service a population of approximately 250,000 since we draw from many of the smaller surrounding towns. Our population is mainly comprised of Caucasion, African American, Hispanic and Asian.

Other Information

We utilize only Central IRBs

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If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss clinical trials, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from the research center will then follow up with you.