Medical Research

The Foundation of our Practice

At Lucita MD, our research department conducts clinical trials to help develop better alternatives for treating various diseases and illnesses such as diabetes, constipation, the flu and many others. All of the medical research done here is led by Dr. Lucita M. Cruz who serves as the Principal Investigator.







Clinical trials are research studies that aim to answer specific questions about how medicines work in the volunteers who take them. You should feel fully informed about what to expect as a participant in a clinical research study. A study will usually evaluate an investigational medicine so that researchers can learn as much as they can about the medicine. Clinical trials may also compare a new treatment to a treatment that is already available. Every clinical trial has a protocol, or action plan, for conducting the trial.


Did you know? 9% of adults in the world have type 2 diabetes. Could you be one of the many adults living with type 2 diabetes?If your blood sugar isn’t under control, it’s time to talk to Dr. Lucita M. Cruz about the Merck Type 2 Diabetes Study. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose) and causes glucose levels to rise higher than normal. There is no cure for type 2 diabetes, but it is possible to manage with lifestyle changes and medications, if needed. Treatment options depend of factors such as blood sugar levels and other pre-existing medical conditions.


Are you eligible for the Merck Type 2 diabetes study? If you have not been able to control your blood sugar, you may be eligible for the Merck Type 2 Diabetes Study. Merck is conducting a clinical research study for adults who are at least 21 years of age and have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.


Before enrolling in the study, you will be asked to attend a screening visit where the study team will explain requirements and answer any questions you may have. The study team will ask you questions about your medical history and perform a physical examination and other tests. If you qualify, participation will last for up to 30 weeks from the time you sign the informed consent form (ICF) through to final contact with the study team.  Contact our office today to find out more at 562.404.9774 or email