Dothan is a small city with a population of 65,000 within the city limits, with 63% white and 32% black – a distribution that we anticipate will enhance our abilities to recruit non-white subjects into our Dothan-based studies. The greater Dothan area encompasses a population of 148,000. In part due to its relatively large population compared to the surrounding rural communities, Dothan has become well-established as a tertiary care medical community with two large hospitals. Flowers Hospital at the west end of town has 235 beds, and Southeast Alabama Medical Center at the east end of town has 420 beds. These hospitals are supported by an active and high quality medical community in which all major specialties and subspecialties are well-represented.
In January 2019 we moved into our new Dothan office. This office was custom built to our specifications in an established development on Ross Clark Circle, just a few minutes from our original Dothan office. This new location is much more comfortable for our subjects, staff and monitors. We can now comfortably accommodate subjects for lengthy visits, including overnight stays if required using our 3 extended stay visit rooms. Our new location remains just a few minutes away from Flowers Hospital, and a little longer from Southeast Health, for studies requiring advanced imaging or other testing not offered on-site.
Key attributes are as follows:
- 6 exam rooms
- Dedicated IP room with continuous temperature monitoring
- Chart room
- Laboratory including refrigerated centrifuge
- Spirometer, ECG machine, oximeter
- Pharmaceutical grade -20/4 freezer/refrigerator
- Fiberoptic high speed internet with guest access for Monitors