Clinical trials FAQ

Medical research relies on information obtained from clinical trials. Your decision to volunteer for a clinical trial should be discussed with your family physician and family members before proceeding. Below are some commonly-asked questions regarding clinical trials. For more information, please call our office in West Palm Beach at (561) 600-4848.

What are clinical trials?

Clinical trials are controlled tests. The medical industry uses this method to determine the safety and effectiveness of certain drugs, cosmeceuticals, and devices. Clinical trials give doctors information necessary to develop better treatment regimens with improved patient safety, as new medications and techniques are introduced.

Why be part of a clinical trial?

New advances in treatments are discovered and perfected through clinical trials. As a participant, you have access to these innovative treatments before they become available to the public.

Who can participate in a clinical trial?

Each study sets forth specific criteria for participants. These standards may include (but are not limited to) age, gender, medical conditions, current medications, and previous treatment history.

What clinical trials are currently available at Research Institute of the Southeast?

Our site lists numerous ongoing trials, and new ones are added frequently. You can learn more about the various clinical trials currently available on our Enrolling Studies page. Or call our West Palm Beach office at (561) 600-4848.

Beer Dermatology and Research Institute of the Southeast is committed to advancing dermatology research. Enroll in a clinical trial today!

Dr. Kenneth Beer
Dr. Kenneth Beer is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist focused on general, surgical and aesthetic dermatology. After obtaining his BS in Zoology from Duke University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed a residency and Fellowship at the University of Chicago. Dr. Beer is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at University of Miami. Dr. Beer is the Founder of the Cosmetic Bootcamp program which trains doctors and PA’s enhancing their knowledge of cosmetic dermatology. He has decades of experience and specializes in facial rejuvenation.

Dr. Kerry Fike is a board-certified dermatologist and Harvard-trained physician. She has advanced dermatologic surgery training and active memberships in many dermatologic associations such as The American College of Mohs Surgery and specializes in non-melanoma skin cancer treatment using Mohs micrographic surgery.

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