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About Lucas Research


Lucas Research, located in Morehead City, NC is a world-class clinical research site focusing mainly on research for diseases of the endocrine system. We feel this is a great way to serve our patients as well as benefit millions more by working to develop more effective medications for those struggling with diabetes, weight loss and other endocrine diseases.

We are also a specialty medical facility and focus on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the endocrine system. Endocrinology is the subspecialty of Internal Medicine focusing on hormonal and glandular problems such as: the pancreas, reproductive system, thyroid disease, diabetes and its complications, pituitary diseases, osteoporosis, calcium metabolism, adrenal gland diseases, growth disorders and disorders of sexual development.

What has Lucas Research done?

March 17, 2016 marked our 12th year in business. Since 2004, we have built a new building, gone from 4 to 25 team members, added multiple clinical research coordinators, (then added more clinical research coordinators) added several physician extenders, and even acquired the land next door for a larger office in 2018. We started with one clinical research coordinator, now we are staffing up to 8 clinical research coordinators. In other words, we are growing. We are a very high tech office with EHR (no paper charts) and electronic order entry and results reporting from LabCorp. In 2007 we added an Internet portal so patients can update demographics, request appointments, receive lab results, and do other electronic communications over the Internet. We have been continuously working to improve this patient portal experience and try to keep your convenience in mind with everything we do.

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