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An innovator and leader in clinical trials, Multi-Specialty Research Associates (MSRA) conducts Phase I-IV clinical trials over a wide range of therapeutic areas. With over 50 years of combined research experience behind it, our experienced staff ensures the highest caliber of patient care, while gathering the most accurate and evaluable data. MSRA’s expert team is trained in a full spectrum of services to insure our clinical research processes are managed and executed flawlessly.

THE MSRA DIFFERENCE

  • 50,000 plus Patient database

  • Clinical Research staff with over 50 years’ experience including – Database Manager, Patient Recruitment, Regulatory Administrator, Certified Clinical Research Coordinators, Clinical Research Assistants, Business Development Manager, Contract Administrators, Onsite Managing Director

  • Proprietary Source Documents for Each Study

  • Only Premier Independent Research Facility within 100 mile radius

    • Fully Equipped Exam Rooms

    • Comfortable Patient Suite for Serial Studies

    • Mercury Sphygmomanometers

    • Locked Ambient Drug Room (monitored with min-max thermometers)*

    • Double Locked Storage for Controlled Substances*

    • Secured Refrigerated Drug Storage*

    • -20 and -80 Freezers (monitored with mini-max thermometers)*          ​​*Electronically monitored via the Web with Variance Alerts sent directly to MSRA on-call monitoring staff cell device.

    • Medical Grade Vaccine Refrigerator

    • Ambient Centrifuge

    • Refrigerated Centrifuge

    • Spirometry Suite

    • Burdick Interpretive 12 lead ECG

    • Secured Storage for Study Documents

    • Back-up Generator

    • Monitored Security System with Cameras

    • Monitor Rooms with Telephone, WIFI and Hardwire Connections

    • Onsite Laboratory for Collection and Shipment to Central Laboratory

    • CAP Certified Local Laboratory Facility

    • Dry Ice

    • Inpatient Capabilities

    • High Capacity Copier and Scanner

    • Automated Emergency On Call System

    • Customized Source Documents for Each Study

    • Proprietary Site Core Source Documents

    • Access to X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Endoscopy/Colonoscopy Suite and Dialysis Center

  • Eight clinical Investigators in the following therapeutics areas;

    • Internal Medicine

    • Family practice

    • Critical Care Medicine

    • OB/GYN

    • Pharm D  

Multi-Specialty Research Associates Inc.

Dr. Guy S. Strauss, DO

Dr. Miguel Tepedino, MD

OUR INVESTIGATORS

Dr. Guy S. Strauss D.O has been practicing since 1987 and is Board Certified in Internal medicine and Critical medicine. Dr. Strauss has received the American Medical Association’s Physician Recognition Award seven times. He continues to serve as a trainer and mentor for the Medical College of the University of Florida. He has been in practice for 34 years and is proud to be part of  the staff of Lake City Medical Center . Patients participating in studies with Multi-Specialty Research Associates reap the benefits of Dr. Strauss’s passion of working today with the treatments of tomorrow.

Dr. Rizwana Thanawala, M.D is a board-certified Gastroenterologist who started her practice in Lake City, Florida in 1997. She completed her Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at Nassau County Medical Center, Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York in 1997. Dr. Thanawala completed medical school in Bombay, India at Grant Medical College in 1989.

Dr. Mitchell Duterte, MD is a gastroenterologist in Lake City, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Lake City Medical Center and Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of the Philippines College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Dr. Adil Kabeer, MD. is a plastic surgeon in Lake City, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Lake City Medical Center and North Florida Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from The University of Wales College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Dr. Anthony B. Agrios, MD is board certified with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He opened his practice in 1998, following residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Florida. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University where he received a bachelor's degree in biology. He received his M.D. in 1992 from the University of Southern California where he was a Dean's Scholar. Dr. Agrios is passionate about his surgical skills and keeps apprised of the latest medical advances. He was the first surgeon to move forward with robotic surgery at North Florida Regional Medical Center and he strongly believes that minimally invasive surgical techniques are better for patients and are the future of gynecologic surgery. The community has long benefited from the experience and dedication of Dr. Agrios.  Now the exciting field of research, nationally and internationally will benefit from this dynamic physician.

Dr. Joseph S. Iobst, MD is board certified with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He joined the All About Women team in March of 2009, after several years as the Associate Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia. He is a graduate of Bucknell University where he received a bachelor's degree in Biology. He received his M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine. The field of obstetrics and gynecology continues to provide Dr. Iobst with great personal fulfillment and job satisfaction. He combines a passion for patient-centered care with a thorough and contemporary experience in both routine and high-risk obstetrics. His 30+ years of experience includes extensive use of his surgical skills in vaginal surgery and laparoscopic procedures. In the ever-expanding field of research, the need for stellar physicians is crucial.  Dr. Iobst is such a physician.  His experience, knowledge and dedication serve to uphold the quality, high standards and safety in multi-therapeutic research.

Dr. Ernesto Alonso went to medical school at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Guantanamo, Cuba, and completed his Neurology Residency and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship training at KUMC (Kansas University Medical Center) and is currently an associated consultant Neurologist for Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Ernesto Alonso provides services as a general neurologist and neurological health care for patients with Stroke, MS (Multiple Sclerosis), MG (Myasthenia Gravis), Epilepsy, Headache, Dementias, Encephalopathies, Parkinson’s and other movement disorders.

Bryce Catarelli, A.R.N.P., D.N.P. joined Southern Internal Medicine in 2014 after graduating from University of Central Florida’s ARNP program. Since graduating with honors, she recently received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2016. Dr. Catarelli has a diverse background from Internal Medicine to Oncology Certified Nurse. She is very compassionate, thorough and takes great pride in the treatment and care of her patients. The field of research will benefit greatly from the attention and devotion Dr. Catarelli brings Multi-Specialty Research Associates.

Elaina Wlliamson, ARNP obtained her BSN from the University of Central Florida and then her MSN from the University of South Alabama. She has 10 years of experience working in the ICU and critical care and holds a critical care certification. Elaina is passionate about delivering adequate and compassionate care for her patients. When she's away from work, Elaina enjoys traveling with her husband, Justin, and their two daughters. 

OUR PharmD

Dr. Miguel Tepedino M.D. obtained his medical doctorate from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is board certified in family medicine and also completed his residency training at the University of Florida. He maintains a private practice in Lake City. Dr Tepedino was affiliated with Lake City Medical Center in the past and previously served as Chief of Medicine and Chief of Staff. Dr. Tepedino takes great pride in providing stellar patient care while never losing site of the personal touch in patient interactions. He is admired and respected in our community as well as by his patients for his dedication to good patient care. Dr. Tepedino is truly an asset to the staff of Multi-Specialty Research and the research community and looks forward to bringing exciting new opportunities to Lake City.

Scott (A.J.) Ward, Jr., PharmD, received his Pharmaceutical degree from University of Florida. He began his internship locally with Baya Pharmacy in Lake City, FL. in 2008 and found a home with them still today. Mr. Ward is currently a member of Florida Society of Health-System (FSHP). Mr. Ward has worked closely with the University of Florida in areas of study involving Rheumatoid Arthritis and Effects on Geriatrics and Medication Therapy Management and Experiences (National Advisory Board). Mr. Ward brings vast knowledge of the Pharmaceutical Industry coupled with experience and eagerness of working today with the drugs of tomorrow to Multi-Specialty Research Associates.

  • Addiction

  • Allergies

  • Ankle Sprain

  • Arthritis

  • Arthroscopy

  • Asthma

  • Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Borderline personality disorder

  • BPH

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Cervical Dystonia

  • Chronic Constipation

  • Chronic Non-Bacterial Prostatitis

  • Chronic Pain

  • Cold Sores

  • Contraception

  • COPD

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Dementia

  • Dental Devices

  • Dental Carries

  • Depression

  • Diabetes

  • Diverticulitis

  • Dyspepsia

  • Eating Disorders

  • Eczema

  • Fibromyalgia

  • General Anxiety Disorder

  • General Mental Illness  

  • GERD

  • Gout

  • Heart Disease

  • Hepatitis B

  • Healthy Patients

  • Hepatitis C

  • Herpes

  • Herpes Labialis

  • Hip or Tibia Fractures

  • Hip Replacement

  • HPV

  • Hypercholesterolemia

  • Hypertension

  • Influenza

  • Insomnia

  • IBS with Constipation

  • IBS with Diarrhea

  • Knee replacement

  • Lower Back Pain

  • Migraine

  • NASH

  • Neuropathy

  • Nocturia

  • Nutrition

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Overactive Bladder

  • Paranoid personality disorder

  • Peptic Ulcer

  • Periodontitis

  • Post-Operative Pain Management

  • Postherpetic Neuralgia

  • Postmenopausal

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Premature Ejaculation

  • Prostate Cancer

  • Pseudobulbar

  • Psoriasis

  • Registry

  • Rhinitis

  • Rosacea

  • Salivary

  • Schizophrenia

  • Severe Erosive Esophagitis

  • Shingles

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Small Pox Vaccination

  • Stroke

  • Tendonitis & Bursitis of the Shoulder

  • Total Joints

  • Treatment-Resistant Depression

  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Urine Fibroids

  • Urinary Incontinence

  • Urinary Tract Infections

  • Vaccine Studies

  • Vaginal Dryness

  • Weight Loss

THERAPEUTIC AREAS

An innovator and leader in clinical trials, Multi-Specialty Research Associates (MSRA) conducts Phase I-IV clinical trials over a wide range of therapeutic areas. With over 50 years of combined research experience behind it, our experienced staff ensures the highest caliber of patient care, while gathering the most accurate and evaluable data. MSRA’s expert team is trained in a full spectrum of services to insure our clinical research processes are managed and executed flawlessly.

RESOURCE/LINKS

4551 WEST US 90

LAKE CITY, FL 32055

TEL: 386-438-8977

FAX: 386-438-8972