Flourish Research is where clinical trials thrive.
Flourish Merritt Island began as Merritt Island Medical Research in 2015 and is dedicated to furthering our knowledge of neurodegenerative disorders, and particularly of Alzheimer’s disease. Flourish Merritt Island was founded by leading physician, Gregory Kirk, MD and co-founders, Joshua, Mabry former CEO and Chelsea Mabry. The site has rapidly grown to become a leading Neuroscience clinical research site in Florida. Our friendly staff is dedicated to making you feel comfortable and at home in a professional environment. Come learn about Alzheimer’s disease. Our understanding of this neurodegenerative disease is continuously improving as new treatments are researched.
At Flourish Research, we strive toward excellence. In clinical trials and healthcare, excellence means everyone deserves the best care, regardless of their race, color, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, physical abilities, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We embrace employees, customers, and patients from all underrepresented groups to help make this vision a reality.
Flourish Research is driven by a diverse and inclusive community of passionate people who are committed to improving the quality of life of communities around the world. Flourish is committed to a safe work environment where all employees, customers, and patients are included, and treated with dignity and respect.
Flourish strives to build an organization that attracts and leverages diversity in our staff, which reflects the diversity of our local communities. We promote education, acceptance, and inclusion because there is beauty in diversity. The more diversity we have in our team, the more unique perspectives, and ideas we share, and the better prepared we are to serve our communities. WE SEE YOU. WE ARE YOU. WE EMBRACE YOU. WE CELEBRATE YOU!
“My wife, Linda, suffered from memory loss and her primary care doctor referred us to Dr. Verghese at Flourish Research. He spent one and a half hours with us reviewing her history and options. His recommendations helped us get Linda to a proactive neurologist who ultimately diagnosed her with Alzheimer's disease. There was no clinical study for her to participate in at the time, but we stayed in touch and when he found one for which she was eligible, we jumped at the opportunity. Dr. Verghese was great at explaining everything and being upfront and transparent. Linda and I could not tolerate sitting and doing nothing, and we wanted to be assertive. Her participation in two clinical studies has helped us to feel energized. We know that it is unlikely that she will be cured. She has said that this isn't just about her and that participating in clinical studies may very well help others which brings both of us some comfort. My advice to others is, don't wait, this disease is not going to get better without a lot of effort from a great many people.”
Michael, Study Partner
“The staff are professional and friendly. Staff members show genuine concern for their patients.”
Thomas, Study Participant
“It has been a wonderful experience and not only are you helping the world and your family, but you may just one day say ‘I was a part of that’.”
Eliza, Study Participant, Mother and Grandmother of Study Participants
“The people who work here are of excellent human quality, the respect and empathy from the beginning to the end is admirable.”
Diana, Study Participant
“I am hoping to make a big difference in the world. It is the best feeling ever that you can be here knowing that are helping as much as you can.”
Max, Study Participant, Son and Grandson of Study Participants
“Thank you all for making us feel at home.”
Randy, Study Participant
“Excellent staff! I have participated in trials at Flourish for 20 years. They ALWAYS put my health first and the facility is first rate. There are lots of clinical trial companies but Flourish is the gold standard. The Doctor is the best and he oversees things as well as interacts with patients.”
Paul, Study Participant
“I am really glad I chose Flourish for my first clinical trial. Not only did I have a blast with the other patients but the team was very professional and attentive to our needs. They made me feel very taken care of and I truly appreciate them. I’m excited to come back for part two of my trial and hopefully help more in the future.”
Mikayla, Study Participant
“Everyone at Flourish has been wonderful to me! Caring, kind and professional taking time to understand and answer every question I’ve had, respectfully and thoroughly. The staff totally respects your time while making you comfortable and keeping things moving to make each visit and process go as smoothly as possible.”
Thomas, Study Participant
“After a two-year search for an Alzheimer’s drug study for my husband, he was referred by his neurologist to Flourish. Thankfully, he passed all of the diagnostic tests and is now participating. I am his grateful study partner and have never met smarter, nicer, more persistent, more careful, or more understanding people than the staff and doctors at Flourish. This gives me courage. I hope that the disease will remain slow to progress and that we are helping to understand and to treat Alzheimer’s.”
Pamela, Study Partner
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