With a patient base of over 258,000 patients and the support of the area's leading regional healthcare system, Sentara Medical Group provides unique opportunities for Clinical Research Partnerships. As the gold standard for quality healthcare in the region, Sentara Healthcare represents the forward path to good health in the new millennium -- a pathway we will continue to help our patients and other customers find, through research, new programs, quality care and health education. Sentara Healthcare is a not-for-profit health services organization whose unique integration of people, processes and technologies has made it the number one provider of innovative healthcare services in the greater Hampton Roads region and a nationally recognized leader in the healthcare industry. Why should you take part in a clinical trial? Here are a few reasons: Patients are well informed of their medical status while taking part in a clinical trial.Patients often have the opportunity for more office visits at no cost during trials. Patients receive cutting edge drug therapies not yet available to the public. Patients taking part in clinical trials open new doors for future medical treatments. Patients can take part in clinical trials and receive special attention and treatment with no concern about cost. Interested in taking part in a clinical trial? Interested a Clinical Research partnership?