Care Access Research, Pottsville

Center Information

Ahmad Namvargolian
Director of Operations
Care Access Research, Pottsville
100 Schuylkill Medical Plaza, Suite 101
Pottsville, PA 17901

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Infections and Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 5
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 5000
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified CRCs: 1
Number of Certified PIs: 1


Care Access Research, Pottsville is a Gastroenterology research center specializing in Phase II – IV clinical trials. We are integrated with the private practice of our investigators and are conveniently located in the heart of Pottsville, where we serve a population of over 15,000 people as well as thousands more in the surrounding Eastern Pennsylvania region. With the ability to treat a broad range gastrointestinal conditions, we continue in our mission to make clinical trials an accessible care option for all patients.


Our dedicated research staff has over 30 combined years of research experience. Our gastroenterology experience includes Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Eosinophic Esophagitis, and C. difficile. Additional areas of interest include but are not limited to NASH, Barrett’s esophagus, and H. pylori.


We offer convenient outpatient facilities with on-site blood draws, IV infusion capabilities, as well as dedicated pharmacy staff. Our waiting area is spacious and comfortable providing a reading materials, snacks, and beverages for our patients and visitors.

Our dedicated research space includes multiple exam rooms and a locked, temperature monitored ambient, refrigerated, and frozen IP storage area. The facility maintains a locked study document storage area as well as a comfortable monitoring area with access to telephone, copier, fax, and high speed internet connection.

Dedicated research equipment includes a centrifuge, -20oF locked freezer, locked refrigerator, locked drug storage cabinet, ECG machine, back-up power with power outage alarm, blood pressure and vitals unit, and crash cart.

In addition to our Gastroenterologist research team, our site maintains relationships with radiologists, endoscopy facilities, and cardiologists.


Glenn Freed, DO, Principal Investigator: Dr. Freed is a board-certified gastroenterologist with over 35 years of clinical experience specializing in gastroenterology and internal medicine. His affiliation with nearby hospitals including the Schuylkill Medical Center, as well as his connections with physicians and specialists in the region allow Dr. Freed to offer research as a care option to a large population within Pottsville and surrounding areas.


Sherri Dutter, Medical Assistant, Clinical Research Coordinator: Sherri is an experienced Medical Assistant and research coordinator with over 17 years of experience in clinical research across multiple treatment areas.

In addition to our experienced research coordinator, we have an IV infusion specialist, a pharmacist, and support staff available.

Sue Griffiths, CCRC, Medical Assistant, Clinical Research Coordinator: Sue is an experienced Medical Assistant and research coordinator with over 20 years of experience in clinical research and participation in over 50 clinical trials. Active in the local ACRP chapter as President, she is highly involved in the research community. She has been recognized by sponsors as a top enroller and has partnered with sponsors to assist with protocol development.


Our PI is well respected in the community with a long-standing reputation of providing high quality care to his patients. Our site has a large patient database, additionally, we maintain relationships with local hospitals, endoscopy centers, specialists, and other gastroenterologists, helping us to maintain a large recruitment potential.

We have dedicated support staff for budget and contract negotiations, regulatory submissions to central IRB’s, patient recruitment, equipment management, and IT support. We benefit from the additional capabilities provided by the Care Access Research national network of sites.

Contact us today if you are interested in participating in any of our currently enrolling trials of Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s, Eosinophilic Gastritis, and Acute Hepatic Porphyria, or to find out more about our upcoming studies.


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