MDFirst Research

Center Information

Amrendra Kumar, MD
Director
MDFirst Research
1130 Hwy 9 Bypass W
Lancaster, SC 29720
USA
704-491-1102
803-681-0101 (fax)
akumar@mdfirstresearch.com
www.mdfirstresearch.com
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Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Dental and Oral Health
Dermatology
Devices
Endocrinology
Family Medicine
Gastroenterology
Hematology
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Immunology
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Musculoskeletal
Nephrology
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Podiatry
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Sleep
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)
Urology
Vaccines

Center Overview

MDFirst Research is a clinical research center committed to helping sponsors meet and exceed their patient recruitment, quality assurance and data integrity goals efficiently. The center comprises of a network of family physicians in primary care as well as urgent care settings, pulmonologists, Cardiologists, gastroenterologists, nephrologists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons and pain management physicians with extensive experience in conducting phase II to phase IV clinical trials of medications as well as devices. We have highly motivated investigators and very dedicated co-ordinators who take pride in high enrollment and patient retention with minimal failure rate. All the study staff are GCP trained and strictly adhere to the study protocols.

Performance Metrics

ACRP Certifications

Clinical Research Experience

Our Investigators have conducted trials in the following areas:

  • Diabetes
  • COPD
  • Antibiotics
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • NSAID induces gastritis
  • DVT prophylaxis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Device study

Facility Description

We are located at the heart of Lancaster city in South Carolina approximately 5miles from local airport and approximately 40 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Closest hospital is Springs Memorial Hospital located within 3 miles. We have 2000sq ft. office space with a very comfortable patient lobby with amenities, three dedicated exam rooms, one procedure room, a dedicated monitor room with Internet access, copier-printer-scanner-fax. We have all the necessary equipment required for any clinical trial including restricted access drug and ancillary supply room, -20deg refrigerator, remotely monitored temperature system, centrifuge, small CLIA waived lab, phlebotomy room, X-Ray room with state of the art GE machine, EKG, Spirometry, Ultrasound, echocardiogram and vascular study facility, Some of the other out-patient services provided in this physician network include endoscopy, colonoscopy and sleep study. If there is a need for CT scan, Dexa-scan (Bone density) or MRI, it can be done at the local radiology center.

Investigator Experience

Amrendra Kumar, MD
Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Associated with clinical trials for 15yrs.

Vipul Shah, MD
Cardiology
Associated with clinical trials for 15yrs.

Ifediora Afulukwe, MD
Pulmonary Medicine

John Fassler, MD
Nephrology

Vimal Amin, MD
Gastroenterology

Sanjay, Nandurkar, MD
Pain management

William Banish, MD
General Surgery

Patient Demographics

We cater to population in and around Lancaster area including Heath Springs, Richburg, Chester, Kershaw, in Indian-land, Rock hill and adjoining areas. The demographic distribution varies from one area to another but overall, African-Americans and Caucasians are almost equal and close to 50% with a small population of Hispanics and Asians.

Other Information

The regulatory process is controlled centrally and we boast of quick turnaround time of 5days. We are capable of conducting inpatient, emergency room as well as out-patient studies in ambulatory setting. We can use both Local as well as central IRB for the studies. Patients are recruited through our own database as well as the patient database of these networking physicians affiliated with us, non-affiliated physician referrals, radio , television and the newspaper advertisements as well as social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

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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.