Locations Info

Locations Info

Learn about our 9 valley office locations and the equipment available at each facility.

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Monitor Info

Monitor Info

As a Clinical Research Associate visiting AARR, our friendly staff would
like to make your experience with us pleasant and productive.

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Participant Info

Participant Info

Qualified participants receive all study-related care including physical exam,
lab services, and study drug free of charge.

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Easy access to Sky Harbor Airport

Private Monitor Rooms

  • Designated monitoring space with private space available at your request
  • Telephone for monitor to use
  • Wireless internet connection
  • High Speed internet connection
  • High Volume Copier
  • Shredder
  • Fax

Access to Staff

  • On site storage of all documents
  • Low query rates with rapid resolution
  • Highly qualified study coordinators
  • Easy working with PIs
  • Large conference room for study training and site initiation visit

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Feel free to contact us with any questions or if you'd like for information about each of our clinics.

Paul H. Caldron, DO

Dr. Caldron received a BS degree in Zoology from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma and later a doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Oklahoma State University. He completed a flexible internship with the US Public Health Service at the US PHS Hospital on Staten Island, NY, followed by internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio.

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Eric Peters, MD

Eric A. Peters, MD FACR received a B.S. in cell biology at the University of Kansas and completed his Medical Degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine training at St. Joseph Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and followed with a subspecialty fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of California Los Angeles – Harbor Medical Center.

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Ralph Bennett, MD

Dr. Bennett is a rheumatologist who has practiced in Arizona since 1983. He helped found Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology and has been instrumental in its growth. He earned his medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City in 1978. He went on to specialize in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic for the following three years.

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John R. P. Tesser, MD

John R. P. Tesser, MD, FACP, FACR is a graduate of Yale University, and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York. He completed his internal medicine training at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and a fellowship in rheumatology at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Participant Information

Arizona Arthritis & Rheumatology Research has five dedicated research facilities each coexisting with a fully functioning rheumatology clinic with highly qualified physicians and nursing staff on site.

Our studies cover a wide range of common conditions and are open to all who qualify. Qualified participants receive all study-related care including physical exam,  lab services, and study drug free of charge.

Clinical trials that are well-designed and well-executed are the best approach for eligible participants to:

  • Play an active role in their own health care.
  • Gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available.
  • Obtain expert medical care at leading health care facilities during the trial.
  • Receive study-related visits, medical evaluations and study drug at no cost.
  • Help others by contributing to medical research.

What is a Clinical Trial?

Although there are many definitions of clinical trials, they are generally considered to be biomedical or health-related research studies in human beings that follow a pre-defined protocol.

Why should I participate in a Clinical Trial?

Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research.

How is the safety of the participant protected?

The ethical and legal codes that govern medical practice also apply to clinical trials. In addition, most clinical research is federally regulated with built in safeguards to protect the participants. The trial follows a carefully controlled protocol, a study plan which details what researchers will do in the study. As a clinical trial progresses, researchers report the results of the trial at scientific meetings, to medical journals, and to various government agencies. Individual participants' names will remain secret and will not be mentioned in these reports..

Who can participate in a trial?

All clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate. Before joining a clinical trial, a volunteer must qualify for the study. These criteria can include current medications, age, gender, the type and stage of a disease, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions. Criteria are used to identify appropriate participants, promote participants’ safety, and ensure that researchers learn the information they need.

What can volunteers expect if they choose to participate?

Participants receive a physical examination and their medical histories are reviewed by a research staff member once they are enrolled in the study. The volunteers’ health will continue to be monitored during and after the trial. A detailed description of what’s expected of volunteers will be outlined in consent forms along with specific clinical trial information. .

What is a protocol?

A protocol is a study plan on which all clinical trials are based. The plan is carefully designed to safeguard the health of the participants as well as answer specific research questions. A protocol describes what types of people may participate in the trial; the schedule of tests, procedures, medications, and dosages; and the length of the study. While in a clinical trial, participants following a protocol are seen regularly by the research staff to monitor their health and to determine the safety and effectiveness of their treatment.

Will it cost me anything?

No. The trials conducted by Arizona Arthritis & Rheumatology Research are provided at no cost to the volunteer. Volunteers may be reimbursed for time and travel. The details of covered costs will be explained to you at your first visit and each volunteer will be given a copy of the “Informed Consent” which outlines reimbursement in detail.

Do I have to travel?

Travel just means your visits to doctor’s offices for appointments. There is no additional travel involved.

What is Informed Consent?

Informed consent means that the volunteer agrees to participate in the trial under conditions explained by the investigators. However, the volunteer is not legally bound to remain in the trial, and may leave at any time without penalty.

During the consent process the study coordinators or doctors will provide answers for all questions a participant may have as well as the thorough information about:

• The study plan (protocol)
• Treatment to be given during the trial
• Study procedures be carried out including follow up period for some studies
• Contact name and phone number for your further need
• All study participants will be given a copy of the signed Informed Consent.

Is my information private?

Yes. The study data is collected based on a subject number or initials. Participants are protected by HIPAA law and they will be given information on who has access to their personal health information.

Please click here for more information on Clinical trials.

Source: www.clinicaltrials.gov

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