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  • 4 Dedicated research exam rooms
  • 3 Monitor areas with cable and wifi
  • Temperature controlled & Locked drug room
  • Narcotic safe
  • Full diagnostic facility
  • -20 Freezer & -70 Freezer
  • Ambient & Refrigerated centrifuge

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Clinic Research Services

Palmetto Clinical Research (PCR) is a multi-therapeutic clinical research company that has been conducting clinical trials in Charleston and Summerville, SC, for over 20 years. Dr. Colby Grossman and Dr. Eric Bolster founded PCR in 1992 through their private Internal Medicine practice.  They then joined Palmetto Primary Care Physicians and Specialty in 2009.  This successful merger allowed PCR to increase its breadth by partnering with a large multi-specialty group and increase its patient database to over 300,000 patients.  PPCP includes physicians from many specialties including: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, and Radiology.  We also maintain close relationships with numerous emergency and urgent care centers as well as area specialists (Cardiology, OB/Gyn, Pulmonology), which have been directly involved as sub-investigators.  Our work has included over 200 clinical trials and has been presented at national conferences and published in journals including JAMA and NEJM.

In 2016 Palmetto Clinical Research was the recipient of INC Research's Clinical Research Site Award for outstanding quality trial management at the site.  PCR also became a member of the Society of Clinical Research Sites. 

completed studies

Available Services

Recruitment strategies

  • Palmetto Primary Care Physicians has a database with over 300,000 patients. Coordinators and recruiters are able to identify potential volunteers based on past medical history, medications, race, age, sex, or any other specific parameter.
  • Our team creates marketing and advertising strategies prior to enrollment. Advertising efforts include, but are not limited to, doctor to patient letters, emails, radio commercials, direct mail, and flyers.
  • We also participate and focus on outside advertising. Recruiters and marketers visit local physician offices in an attempt to educate on clinical research and volunteer opportunities.
  • We hold a biweekly meeting in which investigators, coordinators, recruiters, and marketers come together to discuss actively enrolling trials. This is a creative environment for the team to come together and offer advice and ideas regarding new ways to identify volunteers.

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  • Pollen Counting
  • Spirometry
  • EGD
  • Colonoscopy
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