Clinical Research Director Creates Opportunities for Medical Advancement

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – December 8, 2016 – Physicians Groups Services (PGS) welcomes Lew Whiting, LCSW as the clinical research director for the multispecialty healthcare group. He serves the multispecialty health practice helping to ensure that studies conducted by PGS are in compliance with federal and industry guidelines.

“Whiting’s expertise in clinical trials and business development helps us create local opportunities for medical research at PGS,” said PGS CEO Bridget Roberts. “We will be able to help our physicians conduct clinical studies that will be important to our patients’ health care and treatments.”

Whiting has more than 19 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker and more than 10 years of clinical research, having been involved in more than 40 clinical trials. Prior to joining PGS, Whiting was the site director for JosephCare in Jacksonville Beach where he where he launched and supervised their research department. He has also worked as a clinical research coordinator at CNS Healthcare and as a social worker on the inpatient behavioral health unit at Orange Park Medical Center. He holds a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He has numerous industry affiliations including Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Cephalon, Forest, Shire and Allergan.

PGS employs more than 100 providers and more than 350 staff members. Practices include: Family Medical Centers, Coastal Spine & Pain Center, Coastal Orthopedic Associates, Coastal Podiatry & Wound Care, Coastal Family Medicine, Coastal Physical Therapy, Coastal Kidney Clinics of Jacksonville, Amelia Psychiatry, Coastal Gastroenterology and Coastal Neurology.

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