Urology Health Team, PLLC

Center Information

Ellen Metivier, CCRC
Director of Clinical Research
Urology Health Team, PLLC
3201 SW 34th Street
Ocala, FL 34474
352-237-7286 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas


Center Overview

Urology Health Team is a private practice which, over the past twenty years, has offered patients a complete range of individualized treatments through our cutting edge Urologic Facility and State of the Art Surgery Center. Located in Ocala, Florida, it is comprised of two board certified urologists. Our office is dedicated to providing the best quality care delivered by an attentive medical staff whose mission is treating each and every patient with concern, respect and compassion.

Clinical Research Experience

Urology Health Team has a dedicated research department with extensive experience conducting Phase II through Phase IV trials. Over the past twenty years, Ira Klimberg, MD, has participated as a principal investigator for over two-hundred trials. Urology Health Team has on staff, three sub-investigators; J. Derek Thompson, MD, Roger J. Madore, PA-C, William W. Smith, PA-C and three full time study coordinators, two of which are ACRP certified.

Previous Research performed in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
  • Bladder Malignancies
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Diabetic Impotence
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hot Flashes in Men
  • Hypogonadism
  • Impotence
  • Lower Urinary Tract Infection
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Prostate Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Prostate Malignancies
  • Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Semen Analysis
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Frequency
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urodynamics
  • Urologic Devices

Sponsors we have previously worked with:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Advanced Biologics
  • Allergan, Inc.
  • Alza Corporation
  • Amgen
  • Anthra
  • BARR
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Bioform, Inc.
  • Biostar, Inc.
  • Boehringer Manheim
  • Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research
  • Diagnostic Oncology CRO, Inc.
  • Dianon
  • Dong-A Pharma
  • Dainippon Sumitomo
  • Duramed Research, Inc.
  • DUSA Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • Fujirebio
  • Glaxo SmithKline
  • GTx, Inc.
  • Health Diagnostics, Inc.
  • HIFU
  • HK Medical
  • Hoffman LaRoche, Inc.
  • INC Research
  • Indevus Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research
  • Kern McNeil International
  • KOS Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • LBR Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • Merck & Co. Inc.
  • NeXstar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Nymox
  • Oakwood Laboratories, L.L.C.
  • Omnicare Clinical Research
  • Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical
  • Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • Parexel International Corporation
  • Parke Davis
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Pharmacia Inc.
  • Phoenix International
  • Pracecis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Pri-Med
  • PriCara
  • Sanofi- Synthelabo
  • Schering Plough
  • Schwarz Biosciences
  • Scirex Corporation
  • Sepacor
  • SmithKline Beecham Company
  • Solvay Pharmaceuticals
  • Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Research Corp.
  • Takeda America, Inc.
  • Tap Holdings, Inc.
  • Threshold Pharmaceuticals
  • Upjohn
  • VIVUS, Inc.
  • Warner Chilcott
  • Watson
  • Yamanouchi U.S.A., Inc.
  • Zeneca Pharmaceuticals

Facility Description

Urology Health Team is located in north, central Florida offering a full service diagnostic and outpatient surgical center managing all aspects of outpatient urologic care. Urology Health Team offers the following testing procedures and equipment on site:

  • Eight exam rooms
  • Full service outpatient surgical center
  • Full X-ray, CT scan, and ultrasound
  • CLIA certified laboratory
  • Centrifuge
  • Phlebotomy
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Mediwatch Urodyn plus Uroflow
  • Bladder Ultrasound
  • Transrectal Ultrasound
  • Urodynamics
  • -80C freezer (24 hour temperature monitoring)
  • Secure pharmaceutical storage with refrigerator (24 hour temperature monitoring on both room and refrigerator)
  • Monitoring office with high speed internet access, fax, copy and phone available
  • Conference room

On staff there is also a Urologic specialty pathologist and radiologist.

We have several hotels and restaurants in the immediate area. Orlando International, Tampa International and Gainesville Regional airports serve our air travel needs.

Patient Demographics

There are over 600,000 people from varied ethnic backgrounds living in the vicinity of Urology Health Team. The approximate percentage of male to female is 50, with 24% between 45 - 64 years of age and 27% 65 years and older.

Other Information

Our site utilizes a central IRB and have worked with several in the past. We have also worked with numerous central laboratories and have daily Fed-Ex pick up. Our staff is also proficient with numerous versions of paper and electronic CRF?s.

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