Clinical Trials

Clinical Trial Opportunities with Practical Approach Research

Dr. Adetona and his team have partnered to bring clinical trial opportunities to our patients and families – right here in our office. Clinical trials are essential to the discovery of safer and more effective vaccines and medications for our children. By participating in our clinical trials, you are helping that process along.

When you and your child participate in a clinical trial, all study-related medications, vaccines, and nutritional supplements are provided at no cost. Compensation will be provided to qualified participants, for completed study visits. Also, study-related office visits, exams, and lab work will be performed at no cost to you. No insurance is required.

New clinical trials begin each month including studies for infant formula, vaccines, and influenza, as well as studies for our patients who have medical problems like asthma, allergies, iron-deficiency, or diabetes.

Learn more about our currently enrolling studies on the Practical Approach Pediatrics website. The fastest way to get involved is to call our research team at (210) 697-3900. You can also request a call through our online form. Or, simply ask about “research” at your next office visit.

Please know that your participation in our clinical trials does not affect the manner in which Dr. Adetona treats patients within his practice. You can expect the same high quality care from our clinic team and research team alike.

Participate in a Research Study

New research studies in start every month. See below for more information about the types of paid research studies that we conduct at our office. Qualified participants receive study-related treatments or vaccines at no cost, and are compensated for their time.

Infant Formula

New Infant Formulas are being developed that more closely resemble the mother’s breast milk, and which may deliver essential nutrients and vitamins. Participants receive study formula at no cost.

RSV Prevention

Infants who are born premature are at increase rate of RSV infection and RSV-related hospitalizations, when compared to infants born at full term. New medications are being researched which may help with the prevention of RSV.


The CDC recommends vaccinating infants, children, and adolescents to protect them from a variety of diseases including RSV, Influenza, Rotavirus, Pneumococcal and Meningococcal Diseases. New vaccines are being developed to offer more protection for our kids.

Iron-deficiency Anemia

Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a problem that affects children, and may be due to nutritional issues or other, more serious medical problems. Symptoms include fatigue, pale skin, low appetite, irritability, and rapid heartbeat. New treatments are being developed to help with this nutritional problem.

Other Studies for Children

Some medical problems are more prevalent in children. Dr. Adetona and his research team are dedicated to finding safer and more effective treatments for ADHD, Allergies, Asthma, Common Colds, Flu Treatment, Ear Infections and more.

We need to speak with you to determine whether you and your child qualify to participate.

Call (210) 697-3900 today!

Be the First to Know!

Register your interest online and be the first to know when new studies start, or call us at (210) 697-3900 to learn about current and upcoming clinical trials for your family. Our Facebook Page is also a great place to stay “in the know.”

It's flu season and time to get your children vaccinated against the flu virus. Dr. Adetona has a flu vaccine study that you might be interested in for your child.