New Smyrna Beach (Edgewater), Florida
Velocity Clinical Research, New Smyrna Beach
Velocity's New Smyrna Beach research site was founded in 2010 as Riverside Clinical Research, and acquired by Velocity in 2021. The New Smyrna Beach (NSB) site has a wide range of expertise including vaccines, orthopedic, gastroenterology, neurology trials, and more. Velocity NSB staff prides themselves on being efficient and quality driven. This leads to a great experience for all those involved in clinical trials.
The site is conveniently located along a major highway on Florida’s east coast. Ample parking is available for patients, as well as patient amenities such as theatre room on site. The site is 3 miles away from the local hospital.
All trials conducted at the site are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. The New Smyrna Beach team is committed to being a resource for study participants, to providing the highest quality of patient care with compassion and kindness, and to advancing medicine through research.
Our experienced research team in New Smyrna Beach (Edgewater)
The Velocity New Smyrna Beach (Edgewater) team of physician investigators and clinical research professionals are experienced clinical researchers. All physicians are board certified in their specialty area(s) and all research staff is trained in clinical research regulations, including GCP and HIPAA. Training records and certifications are maintained. Our clinical team is dedicated to conducting quality research in a professional and caring environment and strives on collecting quality data.
Margaret Chang, MD is a board certified Family Medicine Physician with more than 25 years experience, including 10 years conducting clinical trials. She received her BA from Rice University and graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine. She completed her Family Practice Residency at Halifax Medical. Dr. Chang enjoys spending time with family and friends, participating in church, bicycling, playing tennis, and golfing in her free time.
Patricia Fredette, MD is a board certified family medicine physician with more than 20 years experience, including 9 years conducting clinical trials. She received her BA from University of California Santa Barbara and attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Fredette completed her family medicine residency at Halifax Medical Center in sunny Florida. She is married and has 3 daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.
Sandra Buchanan, MD is a board certified Family Physician, with 2 years of experience in clinical research. Dr. Buchanan received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami and her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She completed her Family Practice Residency at Halifax Medical Center. Married with 2 children, Dr. Buchanan enjoys bowling, golfing, rowing and spending time with her family in her spare time.
New Smyrna Beach (Edgewater) facility features
The Velocity Clinical Research, New Smyrna Beach facility is designed for the ease and comfort of study participants and to allow optimal efficiencies in performing clinical trials. Features at this site include:
- Private examination/consultation rooms
- Comfortable patient reception areas
- Facilities for extended-stay pharmacokinetic studies
- Nursing station
- Secure monitoring rooms or workstations with phone & high-speed internet access
- Multiple individual & secure workstations for research staff
- Regulatory document processing area
- Electronic data capture (EDC) capabilities
- Secure record storage
- CLIA certified research laboratory or clinical laboratory with CLIA waiver
- Ambient and refrigerated centrifuge
- Secured & temperature controlled investigational product storage with pharmaceutical refrigerator & freezer
- Freezers equipped for laboratory specimens at -20 & -70 degrees Celsius
- Backup generator/power source in the event of site power loss
- Standard medical equipment, including ECG and Holter machines, digital and analog scales