GERD Clinical Trials

Status: Closed

We have upcoming GERD clinical trials that our team is conducting in DeLand, Florida. Are you living with chronic heartburn or acid reflux? If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you could qualify for an upcoming study at Avail Clinical Research.

Fill out the form on the right hand side of the page and see if you qualify for one of our upcoming GERD clinical trials 

Man learns about GERD clinical trials in DeLand


If you’re unable to participate in a clinical trial, you can still help us if you know someone else who’s interested in participating. We have a Refer-A-Friend program at our clinic where you can earn $100 for referring someone who qualifies for a GERD clinical trial. Click here to learn more. Click here to learn more about Refer-A-Friend program.

To see if you qualify for one of our GERD clinical trials, you have two options:

  • Fill out our online form – It is simple and easy to fill out our online form (in the upper right hand corner of this page). A valid email and phone number must be provided so we can actually contact you about enrolling in a paid research study.
  • Give us a call – You can also pick up the phone and give us a call to inquire about our GERD clinical trials. Call us anytime between 7 AM and 5 PM weekdays at (386) 785-2400.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD is a common digestive disorder that impacts your lower esophageal sphincter. While heartburn is a common symptom of GERD, some people tend to get the two confused. Those who are taking heartburn medication more than twice a week for chronic symptoms, this is likely a situation that is being caused by GERD rather than recurrent episodes of acid reflux.

With more than 7 million Americans reporting the symptoms of GERD to their doctors, our team is committed to conducting ongoing clinical trials. Your participation will help us learn more about this digestive disorder and develop better medications. This type of research can help you and millions of others achieve a better quality of life.

Do I Qualify for a GERD Clinical Study in DeLand?

We wish it was that simple, but each GERD clinical trial we conduct has it’s own unique qualification criteria. This means that a clinically confirmed diagnosis of GERD isn’t the only factor involved. Yes this is restricting, but it is a very important aspect of clinical research. It’s the only way we can ensure that we’re collecting viable data from our GERD clinical studies.

Woman wonders if she qualifies for a GERD clinical study in Florida


Before contacting us about our GERD clinical trials, please consider the following factors:

  • We are looking to enroll people with GERD for these clinical trials.
  • Participants at our clinic are expected to comply with the clinic visits and other procedures required to complete the study.
  • Health insurance is not a requirement to qualify for one of GERD clinical trials
  • Applicants with a history of alcohol or substance abuse (within the last 5 years) won’t qualify

You should also know that as a clinical trial participant, you reserve the right to drop out of a study at any time. If the research study is offering a stipend, dropping out will forfeit your claim to this monetary compensation. Be sure to check out our participant resource section if you have further questions about your rights as a clinical trial participant.

If you’ve landed on this page and don’t have gastroesophageal reflux disease, please check out our healthy volunteer studies. These are paid clinical trials that are enrolling healthy participants like you!

Compensation for Clinical Trial Participation

Our participants receive all study related care (including laboratory services, study medications and physical examinations) free of charge. Compensation for time and travel may also be provided to those who complete a study. It is important to note that compensation may vary depending on the GERD clinical trial you are enrolled in.

Please call us at (386) 785-2400 if you have other questions.

Signs & Symptoms of GERD

As we mentioned before, heartburn and GERD are often confused. The truth is that heartburn on it’s own isn’t a chronic condition. However, it can be a recurring symptom that is triggered by acid reflux and GERD.

In addition to chronic heartburn, there are several other symptoms that are associated with this digestive disorder. The most common symptoms of GERD include:

  • Difficulty or pain when swallowing
  • Burping or belching
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Chronically irritated throat
  • Experiencing a sudden excess of saliva (known as waterbrash)
  • Laryngitis
  • Inflamed gums
  • Experiencing a sensation of food getting stuck in your esophagus (known as dysphagia)
  • Experiencing peculiar hoarseness in the morning
  • Experiencing a sour taste
  • Bad breath
  • Erosion of your teeth enamel

Please Note: If you have any other questions about our GERD clinical trials or other research studies at Avail Clinical Research, please call us at (386) 785-2400. Our office hours are from 7 AM to 5 PM every weekday.

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