ActivMed Practices & Research, Inc.

Center Information

Terry Stubbs MA, CCRC
CEO and President
ActivMed Practices & Research, Inc.
421 Merrimack Street, Suite 203
Methuen, MA 01844

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


Mission Statement: To furnish Accurate Clinical Information by Providing Quality Recruitment, Quality Care, and Quality Data in an Expedient Manner.

ActivMed Practices & Research is a registered woman owned company. Our staff has experience working in the field of clinical research. The CEO has 24 years of clinical research experience, and her staff and physicians all have 2-22 years working in clinical trials. We have four locations one in Methuen, MA, Beverly MA, Lawrence MA and another in Portsmouth NH.

Our company offers a multi-specialty free standing research facility with experienced research physicians and psychiatrists. We use highly trained coordinators and individual private physician practices. Our providers are dedicated to providing exceptional treatment to their patients following Good Clinical Practice.

We are committed to assuring that all clinical trial protocols are performed with the utmost attention to detail. ActivMed, Inc. is in a position to participate in Phase II, III, IIIb and IV clinical trials on an inpatient and outpatient basis. All staff is trained in GCP/ICH, FDA, HIPAA, Belmont Report, and IATA. CPR Certificates are always kept up to date.

We have tremendous access to patients; therefore, we pride ourselves in the ability to quickly recruit subjects for our trials. We work full time at our job and that makes all the difference. Our area physician providers have active practices in Northern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.


Therapeutic Areas:

  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Nephrology
  • Pain
  • Psychiatry depression, PTSD and anxiety
  • Urology
  • Weight loss and eating disorders
  • Rheumatology
  • Cardiovascular Trials
  • Diabetes and High Cholesterol
  • Dermatology
  • Alzheimer’s Vaccines
  • Neurology

We can use central IRB’s and have a standard 3-5 day turn around time for contracts.


Our Methuen location is a 6000 square foot office that has been newly renovated. 28 miles north of Boston with access to 2 local hospitals.

We have a large waiting area, 4 exams rooms, 1 IV drip exam room, 1 consenting room, spirometry/psychiatric tesing room, lab area with drawing stations, -20 & -70 freezers, centrifuges, refirgerated centrifuges, 2 ECG’s, storage space, large monitor room with copier and computer hookups/wireless. Drug storage area that is locked, alarmed and temperate monitored. Storage area for lab kits..

Our Beverly location is 2170 square feet of medical office and treatment space. 20 miles from Boston and 7 miles from Beverly Hospital.

Lawrence location is 1000 square feet of medical office within a neurology practice 25 miles north of Boston.

Our facilities are equipped with waiting areas, exam rooms, IV drip rooms, consenting rooms, spirometry/psychiatric testing rooms, lab areas with drawing stations, -20 & -70 freezers, centrifuges, refrigerated centrifuges, ECG’s, storage space, large monitoring rooms with copier and computer hookups/wireless. Drug storage area that is locked, alarmed and temperate monitored, and storage area for lab kits.

Activmed also has access to the following ancillary services provided by nearby hospitals (1-3 miles from site). We have agreements for priory scheduling for all of our study subjects and stat reporting:

  • Radiology
  • CAT Scan
  • MRI
  • Mammography
  • Bone Density: Lunar & Hologic
  • PET Scan


Internal Medicine Advisor:
Michael McCartney MD/CPI completed his training and residency at Brown University. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has 20 years of clinical research experience. He is a certified PI since 2012 through ACRP.

Psychiatric Medical Director:
Marc Shay MD has been working in the field of psychiatry for 16 years. His research experience covers the last 14 years. He serves as a primary investigator and protocol reviewer for all psychiatric and neurology clinical trials at our office. Marc Shay MD completed his training and residency at Holy Cross and Chicago Medical School.

All ActivMed physicians are board certified in the following areas of specialties:

  • General Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Neurology
  • Urology
  • Nephrology
  • Outpatient Adult Behavioral Health/Psychiatry
  • Pain
  • Ophthalmology
  • Endocrinology
  • Rheumatology


ActivMed trains our highly motivated staff to excel in patient care as well as all aspects of clinical research. Each coordinator is encouraged to take the ACRP national certification exam while ActivMed covers the costs of the exam. Currently we have 4 CCRC’s on staff. All of our coordinator’s have a medical background with clinical experiences such as nursing, laboratory, nutrition, medical doctrine, medical assisting and bioscience. Each coordinator is tested yearly on their clinical skills. Documentation of training is recorded in our staff training logs and office SOP’s. Research experience in years expands from 2 years to 22 years.


ActivMed is located north of Boston.We have the ability to draw from both suburban and rural communities. Our patient base covers a diverse population based on age, gender and cultural backgrounds (60% -Caucasian, 40% - Hispanic and Black). We are a bilingual facility (speaking both English and Spanish). Recruitment is accomplished through the use of one-to-one communication, established databases and marketing campaigns.

Contact Center

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