Why Participate

There are many reasons to participate in a clinical research trial. It is possible the treatment being tested will improve your health. A new drug or new procedures may reduce pain or perhaps even cure your illness. All clinical research trial patients receive a great deal of personal medical attention. You may also decide to participate in a clinical research trial for the satisfaction that comes from being a part of scientific research. Many people hope for a breakthrough treatment that will make coping with an illness easier or eliminate it altogether. Clinical research trial volunteers help make those discoveries available to people across the country and around the world.

The benefits of participating could include compensation for participating in a clinical trial. As a study participant you can help others understand the importance of clinical trials.

Your initial appointment will take approximately 1 to 2 hours and may involve getting a physical examination, labs drawn, an EKG, as well as, a pain-free non-invasive ultrasound-like scan of your liver, called a FibroScan. At the end of your appointment, you’ll receive a copy of your results to take home with you. If this is your first visit to Verity Health PNW, please remember to fast for at least 3 hours prior to your appointment and please bring in a list of your current medications.