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RA Studies

Local Research Clinic Is Looking For Volunteers To Assist In
Clinical Research Study for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The Arthritis Treatment Center is currently looking for volunteers to participate in a clinical research study for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). If you have been diagnosed with RA and are currently take a disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD), you may be eligible.

Eligible participants will receive the following at no cost:


  • Study visits
  • Lab visits
  • Procedure visits


You will be compensated for time and travel.


The Arthritis Treatment Center is located in Frederick, Maryland.


Contact us at 888-71-STUDY to find out if you qualify.



We are also conducting a research study of 3 approved medications commonly used to treat pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in people who also have or are at high risk of heart disease. Qualified participants will receive study-related medical care, regular study check-ups and study medication at no charge. To qualify you must be 18 years of age or older, have had osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis for at least 6 months, have been prescribed regular medication for your pain for at least 6 months, and have or be at high risk of heart disease, which includes a history of heart attack, stroke, or diabetes. For more information, please call 888-71-STUDY.

Please fill out the application form below

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“After 10 years of direct, hands-on personal care at Arthritis Treatment Center—I know that I’ve got the “best” team in town!  Dr. Wei is a caring man and his staff is very helpful.  I felt confined because my rheumatoid arthritis was controlling me.  I felt like this is it—I’ve run out of hope.  I decided to participate in a clinical research study…studying a gene transfer drug.  While in the study my ankle flared up and I didn’t know whether it was a direct result of my first injection, but how would I know.  Because of the assurance and great care of my “study nurse” and knowing that I can’t give up has made me overcome any feelings of being a guinea pig.  All of my fear about research studies was thought out and researched prior to participating.  I didn’t have to come off any of my regular medications to start the study—so that was a plus.  If you have an arthritis need—Arthritis Treatment Center is top of the line!” Gary Young, Walkersville, Maryland


Mrs. Ahalt began seeing Dr. Wei in February 2006 with chronic pain and fatigue all over her body but more-so in her knee.  Immediately, Dr. Wei had a pretty good idea of her diagnosis, but followed up with lab work and an MRI before presenting a treatment plan.  It’s been more than 6 months now, and Mrs. Ahalt implores, “anyone who may be feeling as I felt should see Dr. Wei.  Don’t think it’s just a part of getting old, because it just not true.”  Furthermore, she states, “the feeling of being well cared for, the individual attention by the nursing staff, and the perceived attention that I am the only important person in the office is worth everything when coming to the Arthritis Treatment Center.  I still have my bad days, but they do not out-weigh my good days.  Dr. Wei continually monitors my symptoms and disease and is very supportive in how I’m feeling.” 
Pam Ahalt -
Jefferson, Maryland



For more information on this study, please call the RESEARCH DEPARTMENT
at 1-888-71-STUDY (78839) or 301-624-1164

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