Project Description

Site Profile

Nature Coast Clinical Research
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The NCCR Inverness office is located along Central Florida’s Gulf Coast, 90 minutes north of Tampa International Airport or 90 minutes west of Orlando International Airport. The investigators and staff have been among the highest enrollers in numerous studies. The office is located in close proximity to a county hospital that features a close-knit and active medical community. The Site Medical Director, Dr. Rafik Abadier, has been a practicing cardiologist for more than twenty-five years and the Site Manager, Linda Gray, has managed this Encore Member Site since 2005. This site coordinates both outpatient and inpatient trials.

Contact Us

  • Main Office: (352) 341-2100

  • Address:  411 West Highland Boulevard; Inverness, FL 34452

  • Business Inquires: (904) 732-6683

  • Contact: Jolenne Wolfer, Associate Vice President of Business Development

  • Email:


  • Medical Director:

    • Rafik Abadier, M.D.
  • Site Manager:

    • Linda Gray, RN, CCRC

Jacksonville Community

Population: 7,002
Land: 584 sq. mi.
Caucasian: 90%
African American: 7%
Hispanic: 3%
Asian: 0.5%
Under 18: 16%
Over 65: 37%
Female: 55%

Therapeutic Expertise

  • Cardiovascular

  • Diabetes

  • Gastroenterology

  • General Medicine

  • Hospital Studies

  • Hypertension

  • Lipids

  • Men’s Health


  • Obesity

  • Pain Management

  • Podiatry

  • Sexual Dysfunction

  • Surgery

  • Vaccines

Facility Description

  • Multiple bedrooms

  • Treadmill & cardio-respiratory

  • Diagnostic capabilities room

  • Private bath with shower

  • Large dedicated space for monitors

  • < 1 mile to Emergency Room

  • Full kitchen

  • Media room

Diagnostic / Clinic Equipment

  • Access to ambulatory endoscopy center

  • Access to imaging facilities – PET, MRI, X-ray, DEXA, CT

  • Calibrated weigh scales (analog)

  • Centrifuge (refrigerated and ambient)

  • Drug storage-locked and temperature controlled

  • Drug storage – refrigerated

  • Dry ice machine

  • ECG Machine

  • Freezer (-20 degree and -70 degree Celsius)

  • IV infusion capability, compounding of sterile materials

  • Network connection availability

Principal Investigators

Rafik Abadier, M.D., FACCClinical Research Investigator
Paul Hellstern, M.D.Clinical Research Investigator
Mariananda Kumar, M.D.Clinical Research Investigator
Internal Medicine / Lipidology
Siddharth Mathur, M.D.Clinical Research Investigator
Robert Ulseth II, M.D.Clinical Research Investigator
Pain Management

ENCORE Research Group Sites

Encore Borland Groover Clinical Research • Fleming Island Center for Clinical Research • Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research • River City Clinical Research • Nature Coast Clinical Research – Crystal River • Nature Coast Clinical Research – Inverness • St Johns Center for Clinical Research • Westside Center for Clinical Research