MedPharmics was established 2012 in Metairie, LA as a standalone research site. Founded by Dr. Robert Jeanfreau and Andrea Jeanfreau, RN, MedPharmics was created on the basic premise that if we worked hard and treated the staff fairly, we would succeed. In 2016 the company began to expand and MedPharmics now also has additional sites in Gulfport, MS; Phoenix, AZ; and Albuquerque, NM.
MedPharmics Metairie functions as the administrative headquarters as well as the company’s largest site. This means that quality assurance specialists, a marketing/recruitment team, regulatory specialists, data entry assistants, information technologist, business development, and contracts and budgets departments are all working expeditiously to onboard new studies while maintaining enrollment projections.
With experience in all phases and various indications, we are confident we can ensure patient safety and maintain excellent data collection. Our highly experienced staff consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, certified clinical research coordinators, and medical assistants so that every patient feels comfortable and staff can perform at the highest level.
Dr. Robert Jeanfreau, owner, Medical Director and Certified Principal Investigator.
Attaining his medical degree in 1982, Dr. Jeanfreau has been a board-certified Internist and First Responder for over 35 years. Opening his own practice in 1985, Dr Jeanfreau not only ran a successful office, but also served as a Combat Medic in Desert Storm. It was there that he first trained new medics, an activity he continues to this day, and most recently for COVID-19. While running a successful practice, in 2006 Dr. Jeanfreau began his journey in clinical research and in 2008 earned his certification as a PI through ACRP. Having completed over 150 trials to date, Dr. Jeanfreau remains the Metairie site PI and guides all our medical staff while bringing us new opportunities as Medical Director.
Andrea Jeanfreau, owner, CEO, RN, MHA
Andrea Jeanfreau began in medicine in 1980 as a midwife and birth activist. Petitioning the state of LA to certify midwifery, she and a small group helped midwives become licensed by The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. Continuing her passion for health education, Andrea received her BS in 1982, her Master’s in Health Administration in 2002 and became a Registered Nurse in 2012. Beginning her experience as a Clinical Research Coordinator in 1983, Andrea has worked in every aspect of research, from clinic to administrative. A dedicated First Responder herself, Andrea worked alongside Dr. Jeanfreau during the Hurricane Katrina crisis in 2006 and was with one of the first medical groups who returned to the city to provide care. With over 500 trials under her belt she serves as CEO and guides all administrative activities while partnering with Dr. Jeanfreau to continue to grow operations.