Flourish San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

Flourish San Antonio began as Clinical Trials of Texas, LLC (CTT), in 2001 when Kay Scroggins, RN, founded what is now one of the largest and most well-respected clinical research sites in the U.S.

Flourish San Antonio has a long history of conducting large cohort vaccine studies and Phase I-IV studies in multiple therapeutic areas, and became one of the top 10 enrolling sites worldwide for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine study.

Over the years, the Flourish San Antonio team has developed a company culture of quality, excellence, accountability, and innovation to create successes. As a result, the organization has been named one of the Top Workplaces in San Antonio nine times, and was recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as a Fast Track company for its remarkable growth.

Additionally, Flourish San Antonio has been named Best Clinical Research Site by the World Vaccine Congress and the Site Patient Recruitment Innovation Winner by the Society for Clinical Research Sites. Kay serves on the board of Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS).

In 2021, NMS Capital acquired Clinical Trials of Texas and established the organization as the platform site for the newly formed Flourish Research.

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Flourish Boca Raton

Boca Raton, FL

Flourish Boca Raton began as Excel Medical Trials, founded by Seth J. Baum, MD, FACC, FACPM, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC. Dr. Baum is the Chief Scientific Officer of Flourish Research. He is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Electrophysiology.

Dr. Baum is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the National Lipid Association, and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology.

He is a past President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC). He currently serves on both the ASPC and Family Heart Foundation Lp(a) Advisory Boards. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and abstracts – many in top-tier journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, JACC, and Nature – as well as two books. In 2013, he was awarded Cleveland Heart Lab’s “Heart Award” for lifelong dedication to Preventive Medicine. In 2019, Mended Hearts honored him with its biennial Dwight Emary Harken Award.

As Principal Investigator in novel drug development, he has contributed significantly to the advancement of therapeutics in disease states ranging from ultra-rare to common.

Dr. Baum is a clinical affiliate professor of Cardiology at FAU Medical School. He continues to run the only lipoprotein apheresis center in southeast Florida, consult in Clinical Lipidology and Preventive Cardiology, and lecture nationally and internationally.

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Flourish Chicago – Andersonville

Chicago, IL

The Flourish Andersonville clinic began as Great Lakes Clinical Trials and served as the company’s flagship research center. It was founded in 2013 by Steve Satek, President and CEO, and currently employs over 30 full-time staff, including four investigators, and over a dozen research coordinators. The opening of the this location brought clinical trials to the north side of Chicago’, a traditionally underserved and diverse population of over 1.5 million.

 

As an extension of the Flourish Andersonville clinic, the Clark Street outpatient clinic is located one block away. The Clark Street clinic was opened at the beginning of the pandemic as a means of running diagnostic and outpatient treatment studies for patients potentially infected with COVID -19. Since its opening, this 1,200-square-foot suite has specialized in phase I-IV, outpatient, infusion-focused COVID-19 clinical trials.

Backed by 30 years of clinical research experience, Satek and his team have come to specialize in the study of investigational medications, food products, and supplements for the treatment of chronic diseases, notably in metabolic disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, psychiatry, and vaccines. This clinic also has a full-service PBMC processing and storage laboratory.

Additionally, the organization is committed to educating communities on medical research advances and the clinical trial process, while providing study participants with an exceptional experience. CEO Steve Satek sits on the Board of Directors for Society for Clinical Research Sites.

 

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Flourish – Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights, IL

Flourish Research operates a clinical research unit within the Wellness Center of the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The focus of this pre-screening clinic is to provide clinical research services to a senior population, primarily in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. The location on this campus provides direct access to research for more than 1,300 residents at the Lutheran Home as well as Luther Village, a planned residential community for active people 55 years of age and older. In addition, Flourish serves the greater northwest suburbs of Chicago, with 2,015,408 residents living within a 15 miles radius of the clinic.

Flourish Chicago – Ravenswood

Chicago, IL

Flourish Ravenswood provides the highest quality care and conducts studies in rheumatic diseases, metabolic disorders, COVID-19, and vaccines. The team includes Dr. Manish Jain, board-certified in both rheumatology and internal medicine, and a leading therapeutic expert in inflammatory conditions. The cornerstone of Dr. Jain’s practice is to provide honest, cutting-edge treatment suited to each individual, whether it be conservative therapy or a more aggressive approach. Flourish Ravenswood is a 2,200 square foot suite, specifically designed for a rheumatology clinical practice with an in-house infusion center.

 

Additionally, the organization is committed to educating communities on medical research advances and the clinical trial process, while providing study participants with an exceptional experience. CEO Steve Satek sits on the Board of Directors for Society for Clinical Research Sites.

 

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Flourish Gurnee

Gurnee, IL

Flourish Gurnee began as Great Lakes Clinical Trials, founded by Steve Satek, and serves the northern part of Lake County as well as southern Wisconsin. This outpatient clinic is 1,500 square feet and offers state-of-the-art clinical trials to better serve the needs of their patient community in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Under the guidance of board-certified Internist, Dr. Eugene Bukhman, the center specializes in studies for metabolic disorders, vaccines, and Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Additionally, the organization is committed to educating communities on medical research advances and the clinical trial process, while providing study participants with an exceptional experience. CEO Steve Satek sits on the board of directors for Society for Clinical Research Sites.

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Flourish Miami

Miami, FL

Flourish Miami started out as Clinical Trials of Florida. Initially it conducted respiratory and sleep trials, later expanding into a Phase I-IV CNS, healthy, COVID-19, and vaccine trial site. Miami has also served as the central lab for complex Spirometry testing. Flourish Miami is led by Dr. Mark Rosenthal, a Family Practice physician board-certified in Sleep Medicine.

Founded by Dr. Faisal A. Fakih, and Ana T. Marquez, Flourish Miami was built on the premise that participants in clinical trials should be given the opportunity to play a more active role in their own healthcare by accessing developing therapies that could be mutually beneficial to long-term health and wellness.

Flourish Miami is equally dedicated to the sponsors and CROs that the organization partners with, and considers itself an active ally in the clinical trial process. The Flourish Miami team prides themselves on their patient diversity, ability to meet and exceed enrollment, high patient retention rate, expedited site start-up, and proven historical quality data.

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Flourish Orlando

Orlando, FL

Flourish Orlando was initially founded as Florida Pulmonary Research Institute, specializing in Sleep and Pulmonary studies before expanding into a full Phase I-IV multi-specialty research (neurology, CNS, Gastro, cardiology, nephrology, women’s health, vaccines, healthy, internal medicine), site with PBMC lab capabilities. It is a global enrollment leader in respiratory, COVID-19, and sleep trials. Medical Director Dr. Faisal A. Fakih, is a board-certified Pulmonologist – a published, and highly respected Key Opinion Leader in the respiratory landscape. Dr. Fakih is also the Co-Founder of Flourish Orlando, along with Ana T. Marquez. Flourish Orlando has a team of Investigators in different specialties as well, including nephrology, neurology, cardiology, gynecology, pediatrics and more.

Flourish Orlando was built on the premise that participants in clinical trials should be given the opportunity to play a more active role in their own healthcare by accessing developing therapies that could be mutually beneficial to long-term health and wellness.

Flourish Orlando is equally dedicated to the sponsors and CROs that the organization partners with, and considers itself an active ally in the clinical trial process. The Flourish Orlando team prides itself on patient diversity, ability to meet and exceed enrollment, high patient retention rate, expedited site start-up, and proven historical quality data.

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Flourish Leesburg

Leesburg, FL

The Flourish Leesburg location was initially founded as Medical Research of Central Florida, conducting late phase respiratory trials. Today Flourish Leesburg has expanded capabilities to early phase trials, and is a multi-therapeutic site conducting studies in Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Vaccines, COVID-19, and respiratory studies. Flourish Leesburg is led by Dr. Jose Diaz, a board-certified pulmonologist.

Flourish Leesburg was built on the premise that participants in clinical trials should be given the opportunity to play a more active role in their own healthcare by accessing developing therapies that could be mutually beneficial to long-term health and wellness.

Flourish Leesburg is equally dedicated to the sponsors and CROs that the organization partners with, and considers itself an active ally in the clinical trial process. The Flourish Leesburg team prides itself on patient diversity, ability to meet and exceed enrollment, high patient retention rate, expedited site start-up, and proven historical quality data.

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The History of Flourish Research

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