Welcome to K2 Medical Research, a privately-owned clinical research facility in the greater Tampa area. We specialize in conducting multiphasic clinical trials that promote the development of innovative and effective medical treatments while maintaining the safety and privacy of our participants. Here at K2, we are committed to fighting the diseases that plague our loved ones and ourselves. By harnessing the power of advanced clinical research and connecting our patients with the treatments of tomorrow, we can improve the health of our local communities, and by extent, the population of our world.
Clinical Research as a Care Option (CRAACO) is a concept that is revolutionizing health care as we know it. Considering the use of clinical trials as a tool to supplement and/or replace conventional healthcare is a radical notion, but one that stands to benefit patients, physicians, and the research community as a whole. Some of these benefits include faster drug development, and for patients, a more cost-effective approach with better treatment outcomes. Here at K2 Medical Research, we are fully onboard and are collaborating with local practices to help make this innovative idea a reality for our patients. While traditional healthcare presents many well-known challenges to patients seeking treatment, participating in a clinical research trial offers many practical solutions. By participating in a research study with K2, participants can expect to:
Technology is ever-changing and constantly evolving. If you are in search of professionals who will attend to your needs, you can’t go wrong with K2 Medical. Contact our clinic at your earliest convenience to enroll in a clinical trial.
Latest research and new treatments for liver disease such as Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Research aimed to further understand and treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.
Research and treatment options of depressive disorders in the chronic pain patient such as depression and anxiety.
Studies range from genetic and molecular studies of the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease to studies of vascular properties, lifestyle interventions, and responsiveness to preventive pharmacotherapy.
In the United States, the most common endocrine disease is diabetes. There are many others such as Addison’s Disease, Cushing’s Syndrome, Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis to consider clinical trial participation.
Autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARDs) are a diverse group of conditions that primarily affect the joints, bones, muscle, and connective tissue such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).
Digestive diseases research for disorders of the digestive tract, which is sometimes called the gastrointestinal (GI) tract such as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Crohn's Disease Ulcerative Colitis (UC). Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Diverticulitis.
Clinical trials that are conducted to find better tests or procedures for diagnosing a particular disease or condition.
Innovative translational research uses biomarkers to accelerate or aid in diagnosis or monitoring and provide insight into “personalized” medicine. A biomarker is a quantifiable biological parameter (such as blood pressure, heart rate, blood and genetic test, and x-rays) that are measured and evaluated over time as an indicator of normal biological, pathogenic, or pharmacologic responses to a therapeutic intervention.
Nutrition studies the relationship between foods and its effect on an individual's health. Nutrition considers topics such as obesity, malnutrition, food insecurity and nutritional deficiencies.
Research discovering immunity and treatments for Covid-19
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Melissa Belardo, is a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC), joins K2 Medical Research with more than a decade of clinical experience. She has served as an investigator in over 20 trials. Prior to clinical research, she held roles in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nurse education.
Melissa’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Adventist University, followed by a master’s degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from Georgetown University.
Melissa is a native of the US Virgin Islands’ and is fluent in both English and Spanish; Melissa has lived in central Florida for the past twenty years. When she’s not at work, you can find her volunteering at her local church and spending time with family.