Research Therapeutic Areas

  • Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
  • Sleep Medicine

Center Overview

The Clinical Research Division of Pulmonary Associates of Richmond, Inc. has two full time research facilities dedicated to pulmonary diseases located less than one mile from the CJW Medical Center Chippenham Campus and next to the Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Campus in Richmond, Virginia. Our practice has 27 Board Certified Pulmonary Medicine/Critical Care Medicine physicians as well as 6 nurse practitioners and physician assistants located in four offices in the Richmond metropolitan area. Patients can receive research related care, at no cost to them, given by these exceptional specialists and certified clinical research coordinators.

Facility Description

Our Boulders location has over 2,800 square feet of office space which has state of the art equipment. We have 4 exam rooms and a locked storage space for study records and medications. It is adjacent to our 9,200 square foot pulmonary practice clinic which has 12 exam rooms. In addition we are equipped with ECG machines, nebulizers, a pulmonary function laboratory (including plethsmography), an emergency cart, and oxygen. Our research facility also has drug storage refrigerators,  – 20 and – 80 degree Celsius freezers, and a refrigerated & ambient centrifuge. We also have a kitchen on premises to provide meals for patients who participate in lengthy pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic studies. We are located in the Boulders office park near Chippenham and Powhite Parkways in a one-story suite with ample parking for patients. Our Boulders clinic is attached to a four bed sleep center where we currently conduct 24-hour serial spirometry and PK testing. Pulmonary Associates operates three sleep centers and has state of the art technology capable of tailoring its sleep studies to meet any sponsor requirements.

Our Santa Rosa Facility offers the same state of the art equipment in a dedicated office located in the Forest Office Park near the intersection of Forest Avenue and Three Chopt Road in the West End area of Richmond. At our Santa Rosa site, we have a certified cardio-pulmonary stress testing laboratory available for use during exercise studies along with full pulmonary function testing with plethysmography on site. We have three exam rooms as well as phlebotomy lab and patient dining area covering over 1,500 square feet. It is adjacent to our 8,200 square foot pulmonary practice clinic with 11 physicians. This location also has drug storage refrigerators, – 20 and – 80 degree Celsius freezers and a centrifuge as well as four monitored sleep beds in the adjacent sleep center which can accommodate patients involved in serial testing.

Patient Demographics

We are located in Central Virginia in the Richmond Metropolitan area and draw patients from a radius of up to 75 miles from our office. The Richmond metro area has a population of greater than 882,000 people. 49% are male and 51% are female. Adults 25-54 represent 44% of the market. The median age of the region is 37. 66% of the population is Caucasian with 30% Black and 4% other ethnicities. Our clinical practice conducts 20,000 patient visits annually with an average age of 65. We enroll many of our patients from within the practice however we also recruit from advertising and other physician referrals.

Other Information

We are an independent private practice pulmonary medicine research site with two fully staffed clinics. We concentrate on outpatient clinical trials in pulmonary medicine. Our facilities are complete with a sleep center to conduct sleep research as well as 24 hour monitoring studies. At our Boulders location, we have a clinical laboratory on-site where we are able to perform slide preparation for sputum and tissue cytology studies. We use central IRB’s for the majority of our studies. We have extensive experience with Remote Data Entry and electronic diary collection and have participated in trials involving data collection via the Internet.