Welcome to Reliant Medical Group’s Department of Research. Reliant Medical Group has a long-standing reputation for excellence in patient care. In addition to direct patient care, we actively participate in clinical research. We believe that by doing so we can contribute to medical knowledge that leads to improved quality of care for our patients. In addition, many patients appreciate the opportunity to enroll in clinical trials because of the extra attention they receive and because they like knowing that their involvement may lead to further knowledge or approval of new drugs or medical devices that will help the next generation of patients.
Many of the research studies at Reliant Medical Group take advantage of our comprehensive database using our electronic health records. Some of these studies are funded by federal health agencies, such as the National Cancer Institute and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Other studies may be funded by foundations or by pharmaceutical companies through research grants. Many of these studies are performed in conjunction with researchers at medical schools throughout the area and with other academic teaching hospitals throughout the country. We also do pharmaceutical drug trials sponsored by various companies testing new drugs prior to approval by the Food and Drug Administration.
Robert Yood MD, FACP, FACR
Medical Director for Research