For over thirty years, McIlwain Medical Group Research (formerly Tampa Medical Group Research) has been among the nation’s paramount producers of rapid and efficient clinical trials. Thanks to high ethical standards and superior staff, our Clinical Research Department has been awarded multiple studies from some of the industry’s best known companies, research organizations and laboratories. We understand the importance of rapid enrollment and have specific dedicated employees working as recruitment specialists. They are highly motivated, passionate and effective in working with you on enrollment. The retention rate of McIlwain Medical Group Research patients on studies is among the highest in the industry. We also offer vast experience for advertising in our local media market, maintaining relationships with radio and TV stations, our website, as well as major print publications. With years of research experience and a strong patient population, we know we can be a long-term addition to your research program. If you are in the Tampa area, stop by to see our research department and meet our professional staff. For expedited information or decisions, please feel free to contact Site Director, Plessie Deforest, RN, at (813) 345.2401 or

On physicians are very well respected by the pharmaceutical companies. With more than 50,000 patient records in our database; the most up to date EMR system simplifies accessibility of information for various for studies.  We have a deep database of patients with arthritis and related diseases, obesity, chronic pain, osteopenia, osteoporosis, insomnia, depression, hypertension, menopause symptoms, hypercholesterolemia, Parkinson’s disease, asthma, SLE, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes mellitus, neuropathic pain and other general medical problems that are very interested in the clinical research process.  They understand the role they are playing in helping to bring to others breakthrough medications.

McIlwain Medical Group is one of the largest medical practices in Florida. We have:

  • Two clinics and two separate research facilities with 8 dedicated staff members
  • Full-time recruitment specialists
  • The most up to date EMR system
  • Full-time regulatory and financial specialists
  • Four study coordinators, many of whom hold CCRC credentials
  • Principal investigator on site at all times
  • Additional partner co-investigators specializing in allergy, gynecology, gastroenterology, psychiatry, orthopedics, and sexual dysfunction
  • Phase I, II, III, and IV capability
  • Experienced infusion therapy
  • Work with several centralized IRB’s for rapid and appropriate approval
  • Electronic data collection and transfer; several centralized Institutional Review Boards
  • Experienced in electronic diary patient reported data
  • Experienced in treatment of osteoporosis and osteopenia and our Osteoporosis Care Center has the Hologic Delphi W and newly added quantitative CT capabilities
  • Geriatric medical specialists onsite and Certified Medical Directors (CMD) – physicians associated with Tampa’s largest retirement and extended care facilities
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Pharmaceutical Companies we have worked with in the past 30 years:

Abgenix GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. Phenomix Corporation
Amgen Greenwich Laboratories Phytomedics, Inc.
Amylin Hoechst-Roussel Pharm, Inc Pozen Inc.
Angiotech Human Genome Sciences Procter & Gamble
Anika Research, Inc. IDEC Purdue Pharma
Anthera Immunex Regeneron
Ardea Jazz Rhone-Poulenc Rohor
AstraZeneca Johnson & Johnson Rigel
Aventis ISIS Rinat Neuroscience
Averion Inc. Knoll Roche
Biomedical Research Alliance of NY Labopharm Sanofi-Aventis
Boehringer Ingelheim Eli Lilly and Company Sandoz Pharma Ltd.
Bristol Myers Squibb McNeil Consumer Schwarz Pharma
Celgene MedImmune Scios
Cellegy Merck and Co., Inc. G.D. Searle & Co.
Celltech Merckle GmbH Sepracor
Centocor Neurocrine Bioscience SmithKline Beecham
Ciba-Geigy, Inc. Neuromed Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
CombinatorRx Neurogen Syntex Laboratories
Cypress Biosciences NeurogesX Takeda
DuPont NexMed TAP
Endo Nitec UCB
Entropin Nova Nordisk Wyeth
Flexion Novartis Wyeth Consumer Healthcare
Forest Labs Ortho-McNeil Xoma
Genelabs Pain Therapeutics Zabecor
Genentech Pfizer Labs ZARS
GenMab Pharmacia Zelos

Contract Research Organizations:

Advanced Biologics INC Research Pharmaceutical Research
Averion Inveresk Research Pharmaco Dynamics
Barton and Polansky Kendle PharmaLink
Besselar, Inc. LTC Pharma PharmaNet
Celeris MDS PPD
Clinimetrics Research Metropolitan Research Association PRA International
ClinTrials Research Omnicare Clinical Research Premier Research
Covance Oxford Research International Quintiles
Glenmere Clinical Research PACT SCIREX
Health Research Management Panacea SRS International
i3 Research Paragon Biomedical StatProbe
ICON Parexel International Symbio, LLC


Corning Scicor Med Lab Pacific Biometrics
Corning Nichols Medical Research Lab SmithKline Beecham
Endocrine Sciences National Health Lab Structural Research Center
Mayo Med Lab

Clinical Trial Subject Areas Completed:

Ankylosing Spondylitis Hyperlipidemia  Periodontal Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease Hypertension  Pneumonia
 Anemia Hypogonadism  Prostate Cancer Prevention
 Asthma Insomnia  Psoriasis
 Back Pain Leg Cramps  Psoriatic Arthritis
 BPH Lipid Disorders  Pyelonephritis
 Bronchitis Low Back Pain  Rheumatoid Arthritis
 Chronic Pain Low Testosterone  Sexual Dysfunction
 Contraceptives  Lupus  Scleroderma
 COPD  Menopausal Symptoms  Shingles/Zoster vaccine
 Dental Pain  Migraine Headaches  Sinusitis
 Depression  Minimal Cognitive Impairment  Soft Tissue Injury
 Diabetes Mellitus  Neuropathic Pain  Pneumonia
 Erectile Dysfunction  Obesity  Psoriatic Arthritis
 Female Arousal Disorder  Osteoarthritis  Sexual Dysfunction
 Fibromyalgia  Osteopenia  Stroke
 Geriatric Syndromes  Osteoporosis Prevention  Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
 Gout  Osteoporosis Treatment  Unstable Bladder
 Gouty Arthritis  Paget’s Disease  Weight Loss
 Heart Disease  Pain Syndrome  Wound Care
Hypercholesterolemia  Parkinson’s Disease  Vaginitis