Oakwell Clinical Research, LLC

Center Information

Russell Balcuns RN, BSN, CRC
Site Director
Oakwell Clinical Research, LLC.
3338 Oakwell Court Suite 107
San Antonio, TX 78218
Phone: 210-477-1151
Fax: 210-477-1155
Email: rbalcuns@oakwellclinical.com

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Healthy Volunteers
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 70
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 30
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 10
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 80%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 95%
EDC Capabilities: Yes


Oakwell Clinical Research serves San Antonio, New Braunfels, and the surrounding areas of South Texas. Our physicians have a full time research staff and dedicated research center within our practice.

Oakwell Clinical Research is a research organization geared toward quality, and we strive to recruit and retain our patients. We also have an increased attention on patient education and medical counseling by licensed staff members, which improves our ability to maintain a larger more compliant group of patients that will return again and again. Together, our experienced nurses and physicians provide unsurpassed work while maintaining the quality required by our sponsors. Oakwell Clinical Research has been a high enroller for the protocols we have been involved in.

Research Experience:

Oakwell Clinical Research, LLC. At North San Antonio Healthcare Associates

Investigator Experience:

14 years of research experience
David J Sandercock, DO
Walter Walthall, MD
Clifford Alprin, MD

Facility description:

Experienced in Phase II, Phase III, and Phase IV studies
Inpatient and Outpatient experienced
Central and Local IRB capable
All Offices Internet capable with space to accommodate CRA/Sponsor visits
Hospital Access for in-patients studies
Hospital < 5 minutes from site (est. 2 miles)
-20 degree Freezer
Lab station within clinic
CLIA and IATA certified
Site and GCP specific SOP's
Easily Located and accessible in San Antonio 10 minutes from the airport
Large Physician Family Practice with >230,000 patients
Full time, dedicated, GCP/CITI trained staff
Familiar with several EDC systems, IVRS, and Centralized labs
Easily accessed Radiology department
High speed Internet, CFR part 11 compliant

Staff Expertise:

Russell Balcuns, RN, BSN; Research coordinator with 14 years research experience in Clinical Trials
Abigail Daley, MA, Research Coordinator with 10 years experience in clinical trials
2 full time Coordinators
1 Regulatory personnel, contracts Budget admin personnel

Patient Demographics:

Oakwell Clinical Research, LLC. Draws its patient population from its large network database, our physician’s busy primary practice with more than 20,000 patient visits per year and the larger surrounding community. The San Antonio area is very receptive to clinical research. There is also a large interest within the area. We have a multi ethnic mix of Hispanic, African American and Caucasian populations.

Other Information:

All Physician and site personnel CV's available upon request
All personnel have completed CITI, ICH, GCP training

Contact Center

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