Gastroenterology Associates Clinical Research
135 W. Ravine Road
Kingsport, Tennessee 37660

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Gastroenterology Associates is a private practice that has been conducting clinical research for over 12 years. The mission of Gastroenterology Associates is to provide the highest quality, most cost-effective gastroenterology care to our patients.

Gastroenterology Associates conducts clinical trials at two offices. One is in Kingsport, TN and the other 20 miles away in Bristol, TN. Gastroenterology Associates has 11 physicians and 3 family nurse practitioners that all participate in our clinical research program. Gastroenterology Associates has the ability to participate in studies in each city as independent sites. We use Kingsport as the main site with Bristol as a satallite office. There is a physician at each office who acts as Principal Investigator.

Our research experience encompasses treating a wide range of digestive diseases, including:

  • Irritable Bowel Disease
  • GERD (heartburn)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Hepatitis C
  • Gastric Ulcers
  • Diverticulitis Prevention
  • Diagnostic Laboratory Studies

In order to offer more to our patients, we are interested in broadening our therapeutic areas of study.

We have worked with many sponsors and CRO's including:

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • AstraZeneca
  • Berlex
  • Pfizer
  • Microbia
  • Ironwood
  • Roche
  • Forest
  • UCB
  • Pharmos
  • PRA
  • Quintiles
  • Icon
  • PPD
  • Salix

All Gastroenterology Associates physicians are board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the subspecialty of Gastroenterology. After completing college and four years of medical school, each of our physicians received at least five additional years of training. Our physicians and physician extenders have completed NIH clinical research training and have worked on multiple clinical trials.

Our Physicians & Physician Extenders

  • Alan G. Carnell, MD
  • Douglas E. Homoky, MD-Principal Investigator, Kingsport
  • James L. Lapis, MD
  • Jeffrey S. Levine, MD-Principal Investigator, Bristol
  • Jerry F. London, MD FACP FACG
  • Christopher M. Mathews, MD
  • Fredric R. Mishkin, MD
  • Rathi Narayan, MD
  • Danielle Overton, FNP
  • J. Michael Spear, MD
  • Douglas J. Springer, MD FACP FACG
  • R. Douglas Strickland, MD
  • Suzanne Saylor, FNP
  • Teresa Vance, FNP

Our research coordinator's are:
Kelly Ladd, CCRC
Coordinated multiple adult trials in many therapeutic areas since 1997

Jenny Carter, CCRC
Coordinated trials in pediatrics and gastroenterology since 2002

We draw many patients from our practice and large practice database. Our practice covers a large geographical territory with patients coming from as far as 2-3 hours away due to lack of specialized medicine and studies in their own area. We also advertise with local newspapers, radio stations and television stations that cover a large area.

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases

Gastroenterology Associates Clinical Research offers physicians of unsurpassed ability, endoscopy centers equipped with the finest state-of-the-art equipment within our office building; a clinical staff delivering the best care in a comfortable, safe, and confidential environment; and an office staff providing helpful and compassionate services with patient satisfaction their first priority. Both of our offices are within walking distance to major area hospitals, Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Kelly Ladd
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
Gastroenterology Associates Clinical Research
135 W. Ravine Road, Suite 4c
Kingsport, TN 37660
423-857-1159 (fax)

We've found
1 trials
at this facility
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Clinical Trial
A Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of DDP733 in Treating IBS With Constipation in Females
Status: Enrolling, Phase II, III
Updated: 4/7/2008
Kingsport, TN
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