Clinical Trials Center
in Sacramento

We provide a range of specialized Clinical Trials for adult patients in the Sacramento area.

Accepting New Volunteers for 2018 Clinical Trials!

We are kindly accepting new clinical trial volunteers. Book an appointment with us to discuss your participation.

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Northern California Research in Sacramento

Clinical Trial Research Center

Our focus is on spreading the word about our various volunteer opportunities in our clinical trials and research studies. We are reaching out to people who we hope will benefit from the possibilities that come with clinical trial participation.

Physician Investigators

We pride ourselves on our excellent patient care, our quality data provided to pharmaceutical companies and our work in advancing health through clinical research.

Ongoing Trials

There are a wide variety of benefits to participating in a clinical trial, including expert medical care, access to new drugs and/or devices, and potential compensation.

Sponsors & CROs

Northern California Research provides sponsors with accurate and timely data to support new and improved therapies for a variety of health issues.

clinical trials conducted
We conduct a range
of ongoing clinical
studies with thousands
of active patients.

Meet Our Team

Our small, independent practice has been carefully developed since 1999 to help serve adults ages 18+ years of age, with special focus for seniors 50+ years of age.

Dr. Douglas Young, MD
Douglas Young, M.D.

Primary Investigator

Gary Carson, M.D.

Primary Investigator

Dr. Young, MD -- Medical Team
Our Trusted Staff

Administrative Assistants

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a clinical trial?

A clinical trial is a research study designed to answer specific questions about investigational drugs. Tests are conducted according to strict rules set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Who can participate in a clinical trial?

Each clinical trial has its own particular requirements as well as its own exclusion criteria. In general, if you are 18 years of age or older, can read and understand the clinical trial study consent form and can are able to travel to our offices for the clinical trial study visits, you may be eligible to participate. Please contact Northern California Research for clinical trial study information and your qualifications for specific studies of interest to you.

What are the benefits to me of participating in a clinical trial?

There are a wide variety of benefits to participating in a clinical trial.  It really depends on one’s own perspective.  We like to say one of the benefits is discovering what we call “one of the best kept health care secrets in the world”.   Others might say it is the generous payment (stipend) received for participation.   The fact there is never any cost to participate and no obligation to stay in the study is always a benefit.

Why should I participate in a clinical trial?

You are taking part in medical science history! You have the opportunity to participate in treatment before it becomes widely available.  By playing a more active role in your own healthcare, you may benefit from an alternative course of treatment that you or your physician might not otherwise have known about. You will receive expert medical care during the clinical trial.  And many of our studies are investigational use of an already approved drug, treatment or device.

What happens after a trial?

After a study phase is complete, the data is collected. Depending on the results, researchers then determine whether to stop testing or move to the next phase of study. After phase III of a study is complete, researchers decide if the results are medically important and may submit them to journals for peer-review. Typically it is then submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval.

If a drug is approved, pharmaceutical companies may continue to conduct studies that compare the new drug-in terms of its safety, effectiveness, and cost-to other drugs already on the market or assess a drug’s long term impact on the quality of a person’s life.

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