Renstar Medical Research

Center Information

Carol Jackson
Recruiting Specialist
Renstar Medical Research
104 SE 1st Avenue, Suite B
Ocala, FL 34471
352-629-7794 (fax)
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Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Healthy Volunteers
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

Renstar Medical Research is located in beautiful North Central Florida, one of the fastest growing retirement areas in the country. Renstar's research staff works with local physicians in private practice and community hospital settings to provide a multidisciplinary team focused on meeting enrollment goals while ensuring strict regulatory and protocol compliance. Renstar strives to be a valued resource to both the medical community and the pharmaceutical industry.

Renstar maintains the following full time dedicated in-house departments:

  • In-House Project Management
  • Quality Control and Remote Data Monitoring
  • Recruitment
  • Data Management
  • Regulatory
  • Trial Initiation
  • Laboratory

Renstar offers the following benefits to Sponsors and CROs:

  • Commitment to high quality, regulatory compliance
  • CITI GCP trained, Board-certified investigators
  • CITI GPC, OSHA Safety, ACLS, IATA training for clinical personnel
  • Rapid study budget / contract negotiations, and trial initiation
  • Utilize central IRBs for rapid regulatory submission turnaround
  • In-house patient database with over 15,000 patient profiles
  • Volunteers drawn from large local private practices
  • Excellent community recruitment program
  • Substantial experience with successful targeted advertising campaigns
  • Actively participate in community events, including providing disease-specific educational outreach programs

Clinical Research Experience

Renstar Medical Research has a proven reputation of providing high quality clinical data and adhering to industry established clinical research guidelines. Renstar is committed to meeting trial enrollment expectations and is consistently a top enrolling facility both nationally and internationally. Renstar has participated in more than 500 clinical research studies since its founding in 1998. Renstar's multidisciplinary staff has more than 650 years of combined experience executing clinical research trials, and has participated in Phase I through Phase IV research in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Addiction
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Bioequivalence
  • Biosimilars
  • BPH
  • Constipation
  • COPD
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Devices
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Healthy Volunteers
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Memory Loss
  • Men's Health
  • Migraine
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pain Management
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Psoriasis
  • Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urology
  • Vaccines
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Health

Facility Description

On Site

  • Climate Controlled Secure Drug Storage Area
  • Laboratories with Centrifuge
  • Phlebotomy Area
  • Remote Data Entry
  • 24-hour Ambulatory Monitoring
  • Temperature Monitored Freezer/Refrigerators (-20°C and -70°C)
  • On Site Long Term Storage
  • Excimer Laser
  • IV Infusions
  • 10 Bed Phase 1 Unit with Crash Cart Meeting ACLS Criteria
  • Patient Wi-Fi
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Blood Pressure/Temperature/Pulse
  • 24hour Visit Facilities with TV and DVD
  • Dedicated Space for Monitor Visits with High-Speed Internet
  • Scale
  • Stadiometer
  • Serial PK Draws
Off Site
  • Echocardiograms
  • Bone Mineral Density
  • Endoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • In-patient Facilities (two hospitals
    within two miles of facility)
  • X-Ray
  • PET
  • MRI
  • Colonoscopy
  • Treadmill Stress Tests
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Urinary Flow and Prostrate Ultrasound
  • Catheterization Laboratory
  • Interventional Radiology Services

Investigator Experience

Affiliated Investigators

Behringer, Frederick, MD
Cauthen, Ashley, MD

Dietary Counseling
Canganelli, Jennifer, MS, RD, LD, CDE
Semelka, Joy, MS, RD, LD, CDE

Endocrinology & Metabolism
Clevinger, Sidney E., MD

General/Internal Medicine
Clevinger, Sidney E., MD
Fusco, Frank, MD
Nardandrea, John, MD
Oliver, David, DO
Patterson, Mark, MD
Yordán, Juan, MD

Rubin, Jay J.  MD
Nieves, Anette MD
Standley, Katherine, DO

Jank, Mark, MD
Wingo, Linder E. MD

King, Charles T. MD, FACS

Byrd, Timothy, MD

Pulmonary Medicine
Karunakara, Raj, MD

Staff Expertise

Joseph Sorrentino, R.Ph, MAcc, President, Clinical Pharmacist
Mary C. Brantley, BSN, RN, CCRC, Vice-President of Clinical Operations
Misty Sturges, BS, Senior Projects Manager
Aaron Campo, BS, Chief Operating Officer

Permanent, full-time staff include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, paramedic, registered respiratory therapist, registered radiology technologist, regulatory specialists, clinical research assistants, data specialists, recruitment specialists, quality control specialists, and pharmacists with a combined total of 350 years of clinical research experience.

All Clinical Staff hold ACLS Certification for patient safety. In addition, most of our Study Coordinators are either ACRP or SOCRA Certified.

Other Information

Renstar Medical Research understands that the clinical research industry is constantly changing. Renstar is committed to remaining knowledgeable by utilizing resources from DIA, ACRP, SCRS and other appropriate sources in order to facilitate the continued education of its staff. Renstar is dedicated to providing superior patient care, accurate data collection, rapid reporting, and open communication with its sponsors and investigators.

Contact Center

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.