PENTA Research

PENTA has a fully integrated clinical research site located within our Winston-Salem office. Our goal is to advance health care and provide novel therapies for our patients by conducting clinical research trials. We conduct Phase I, II, III, and IV trials in the areas of allergy/asthma, ear, nose, and throat, cosmeceuticals, ENT surgical procedures, plastic surgery procedures, device, audiology, and hearing healthcare.

Clinical ResearchInformation for our Volunteers

Volunteer participation in clinical studies remains essential to the successful development of new and better medications. All studies are overseen by an experienced research physician who monitors you throughout your participation in the trial and every trial in the US requires approval and monitoring by an Institutional Review Board. If you are eligible for a trial you will receive study exams and study intervention at no charge to you. You are not required to have health insurance to participate. You may be compensated for your time and travel. Our patients come first, our research staff and physicians are here for you if you have any questions or concerns. For further information on clinical trials you may visit: centerwatch.com or clinicaltrials.gov

Information for our Sponsors Our trials are conducted with strict adherence to good clinical practice guidelines.  Our research staff is trained in FDA, SOP’s, GCP’s, ICH, IATA, and HIPAA guidelines.  Our facilities had dedicated clinical research space including areas for monitoring with access to phone and fax lines.  We have phlebotomy and laboratory processing capabilities as well as access to dry ice.  We have dedicated temperature controlled and monitored refrigerator, freezer and a secure drug room.  We have secure on/offsite document storage.

Special attention is placed on recruitment and retention. We have experienced and motivated clinical research investigators and 110,000 patients in our practice database.

  • John C. Britt, MD – American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • S. Andrew Harper, MD – American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • J. Lucas Inman, MD – American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • Kenneth S. Maxwell, MD – American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • Stephen B Potts, MD – American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • W. Cooper Scurry, Jr., MD – American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery & American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Gwendolyn F. Wagoner, MD – American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • John H. Willis, MD – American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

For more information please contact our research staff.  You can call (336) 768-3361, Option #6, or email us at lcarter@piedmontent.com.

Welcome to PENTA!

During this extraordinary time and for the safety of everyone in our building, please be aware of the following:

  • Do not bring additional people into the building.
    • It is best if you are alone as the patient enter the building for your visit today. We ask that other members of your party please wait in the car.
    • One parent or guardian may accompany a child under the age of 18.
    • If you have an exceptional need, please let the greeter know the details. She will need to get special permission from your doctor.
  • We will take your temperature and ask you about symptoms before you can proceed to check-in.
    • If you have a fever and/or cough:
      • You will be asked to wait in your car until the greeter can discuss the situation with your doctor. You may be asked to report to your primary care physician for your condition.
We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times. Our goal is to take care of essential ENT conditions and protect the safety of you, other patients, and the PENTA staff.