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Bringing innovative treatments to the community and advancing clinical medicine

Horizon Clinical Research

Horizon Clinical Research, affiliated with Southern Pain and Spine, is dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for patients suffering with painful medical conditions through participation with clinical research trials. Horizon Clinical Research is committed to bringing innovative treatments to the community and advancing clinical medicine.

Each day, advances in science and medicine redefine what’s possible. Diseases are cured, treatments are found, and pain is made more manageable - all through clinical research. At Horizon Clinical Research, we believe that there is no limit to what clinical research can do. Each day, our staff supports our clients in bringing life-saving therapies to market. Safely. Ethically. Efficiently.

If you have chronic pain of any kind - back pain, osteoarthritis knee pain, gout - call us at 678-971-4167 to find out if you qualify to participate in one of our clinical trials! If a friend or loved-one suffers from one of these conditions, please share this with him or her. All study-related care is free of charge, no insurance is required, and you will be compensated for your time/travel.

Horizon Clinical Research is affiliated with Southern Pain & Spine and is conveniently located at 3231 GA Highway 34 East, Suite C, Newnan, Georgia 30265 - across the street from the Kroger shopping center at Thomas Crossroads.

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Meet Our Team

Debra L. Helton is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator with the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) as well as a Board Certified Medical Lab Technician with the American Society of Clinical Pathology.

Debra brings more than thirty years of medical and clinical research experience. Due to her strong organizational, detail-oriented insistence and interpersonal skills, she was able to quickly move into clinical research leadership roles. She has combined her passion for medicine and research as a Lead Study Coordinator, Clinical Research Manager and now serves as our Director of Clinical Research Operations with Horizon Clinical Research.

While working with numerous clinical research organizations (CROs) and sponsor companies, she has proven her adherence to standard operating procedures, good clinical practice and FDA regulations. Debra’s unique blend of in-house and in-the-field experience has led to her success in managing a multitude of Phase II-IV and post-marketing clinical trials while bringing forth positive and timely trial results. Debra’s research interests primarily include pain management and neurology. Along with Dr. Sandeep Vaid and a team of highly qualified physicians and site staff, we are bringing cutting edge treatments to the community and advancing clinical medicine.

“What directs us is science and data. What drives us is what we are doing for patients!”

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Debra Helton, CCRC, MLT

Director of Clinical Research


Sandeep Vaid, MD

Medical Director of Clinical Research

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Access to Advanced Pain Treatment

Interested in taking control of your health care and getting access to new research treatments before they are widely available? Call us at 770-252-7562 to learn more and start playing a more active role in your own health care.

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