New Smyrna Beach (Edgewater), Florida

Velocity Clinical Research, New Smyrna Beach

Velocity’s New Smyrna Beach research site was founded in 2010 as Riverside Clinical Research, and acquired by Velocity in 2021. The New Smyrna Beach (NSB) site has a wide range of expertise including vaccines, orthopedic, gastroenterology, neurology trials, and more. Velocity NSB staff prides themselves on being efficient and quality driven. This leads to a great experience for all those involved in clinical trials.

The site is conveniently located along a major highway on Florida’s east coast. Ample parking is available for patients, as well as patient amenities such as theatre room on site. The site is 3 miles away from the local hospital.

All trials conducted at the site are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. The New Smyrna Beach team is committed to being a resource for study participants, to providing the highest quality of patient care with compassion and kindness, and to advancing medicine through research.

Velocity Clinical Research, New Smyrna Beach
1410 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Edgewater, FL 32132

Phone: (386) 428-7730

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About Velocity Clinical Research

155,000+ people have a joined a study at Velocity

Many people enjoy the study experience and have joined several clinical trials at Velocity.

Velocity has decades of research experience

With sites that were established as long ago as 1986, Velocity has experts who have supported clinical trials for decades.

Velocity studies are led by healthcare professionals

All clinical trials conducted at Velocity are overseen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Our experienced research team in New Smyrna Beach (Edgewater)

Every clinical trial is overseen by a Principal Investigator – a physician who is responsible for the rights, safety and welfare of the study participants. All physicians at Velocity are board certified in their specialty area(s) and all research staff is trained in clinical research regulations, including GCP and HIPAA. Our clinical research team in New Smyrna Beach (Edgewater) is dedicated to conducting quality research in a professional and caring environment.

  • Margaret Chang, MD

    Principal Investigator
    Margaret Chang, MD is a board certified Family Medicine Physician with more than 25 years experience, including 10 years conducting clinical trials. She received her BA from Rice University and graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine. She completed her Family Practice Residency at Halifax Medical. Dr. Chang enjoys spending time with family and friends, participating in church, bicycling, playing tennis, and golfing in her free time.

  • Patricia Fredette, MD

    Principal Investigator
    Patricia Fredette, MD is a board certified family medicine physician with more than 20 years experience, including 9 years conducting clinical trials. She received her BA from University of California Santa Barbara and attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Fredette completed her family medicine residency at Halifax Medical Center in sunny Florida. She is married and has 3 daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

  • Sandra Buchanan, MD

    Principal Investigator
    Sandra Buchanan, MD is a board certified Family Physician, with 2 years of experience in clinical research. Dr. Buchanan received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami and her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She completed her Family Practice Residency at Halifax Medical Center. Married with 2 children, Dr. Buchanan enjoys bowling, golfing, rowing and spending time with her family in her spare time.

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    Site Director 

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