CARTI opens North Little Rock imaging center, expands in Crossett

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CARTI announced that its newest location, CARTI Imaging North, is now open and the statewide cancer treatment center said it will open an office in Crossett.

The North Little Rock clinic will offer imaging services, including MRI and CT scans, and is located at 3320 Springhill Drive. Radiologist Theodore Hronas, M.D. will run the clinic.

“We are thrilled to expand our presence in and around communities north of Little Rock,” said Adam Head, CARTI president and CEO. “Complementing our 24,000 square feet CARTI Cancer Center North Little Rock, opening spring 2020, this new imaging facility allows us to mirror the services we currently provide in Little Rock and bring those exceptional imaging services to our neighbors across the river. ”

Dr. Hronas has been at CARTI Cancer Center Little Rock as a diagnostic radiologist since 2014. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

CARTI also announced that its newest clinic, CARTI Crossett, is now open. Featuring medical oncologist Bilal Malik, M.D., the clinic offers infusion services, including chemotherapy. The clinic is located in Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We are thrilled to expand our oncology services into the southeast corner of the state,” Head said. “Our mission is to bring our world-class physicians and cancer care into the communities where patients live. Thanks to a partnership with Ashley County Medical Center, and with Dr. Malik at the helm, we look forward to bringing the most advanced technologies and expertise to the patients living in and around Ashley County.”

“We have been blessed to have Dr. Malik part of the ACMC team for the past 21 years, and providing chemotherapy to our communities in southeast Arkansas for more than 15 years,” said Phillip Gilmore, chief executive officer of Ashley County Medical Center. “The partnership between Ashley County Medical Center and CARTI presents a tremendous opportunity for our region.”

Dr. Malik has run his own solo practice, South Arkansas Hematology & Oncology Clinic, in Pine Bluff for more than 20 years. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Arkansas Blood and Cancer Society, American Can Society and the Association of Pakistani Physicians in North America.

He earned his medical degree from Nishtar Medical College in Pakistan. He completed residencies in pathology at Cooper Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey and The State University of New York in Buffalo, New York, and in internal medicine at St. Clare’s Hospital in New York, New York. He completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama.

CARTI also offers medical oncology services in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, Conway, El Dorado, Heber Springs, Russellville and Stuttgart. Radiation therapy is offered in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Mountain Home and Searcy.

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