Clinical Studies

A clinical trial is a research study that tests new treatments for people with various health conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, weight loss, musculoskeletal injuries, etc.) The goal is to find better ways to prevent or control, treat, and care for patients with these health issues. Clinical trials test various types of treatments, including new drugs, new devices, new delivery systems and combinations of treatments, or new techniques such as gene therapy.

San Diego Sports Medicine & Family Health Center has been conducting clinical research trials for over 15 years. Our certified clinical research coordinators have over 30 years of clinical research experience in various health indications. We have been involved in many exciting research trials, enabling new medications to reach US markets and ultimately patients.

There are many reasons why people volunteer to participate in clinical trials, including:

  • Opportunity to directly contribute to the advancement of modern medications and to help those suffering from medical conditions
  • Potential to help prevent future generations from becoming afflicted with a disease
  • Free examinations and diagnostic tests that compose the clinical trial and may help participants better understand their bodies
  • Access to emerging medicine and treatments that may improve the participant's own health
  • Possible compensation for time and travel related to the clinical trial