CARTI acquires South Arkansas Urology in Pine Bluff

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CARTI announced Wednesday (Jan. 6) the opening of its newest specialty clinic, CARTI Urology, and the acquisition of South Arkansas Urology in Pine Bluff. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

CARTI Urology will offer comprehensive urology services for men and women. The medical team will include Dr. David C. Jacks, M.D., F.A.C.S., a Pine Bluff native who founded South Arkansas Urology in 1981.

Currently undergoing renovations, CARTI Urology will be located in Pine Bluff at 4303 South Mulberry Street, the former location of South Arkansas Urology. The clinic is set to open in February 2020, but patients will start being seen immediately on the campus of the future CARTI Cancer Center in Pine Bluff, located at 5001 Bobo Road.

“Since our founding in 1976, CARTI’s expert medical and radiation oncologists have provided leading-edge cancer treatments to patients with urologic cancers,” said Adam Head, president and CEO of the statewide cancer care provider. “With the opening of CARTI Urology, we’re expanding that by becoming the destination for general urologic services, plus bringing our own urologic specialist onto our surgical team to increase treatment options for patients diagnosed with these specific cancers. This expands our impact from only treating urologic cancer patients to also seeing patients who have not and may not ever have a cancer diagnosis, and is a demonstration of our steadfast commitment to providing the highest level of care across the state and greater region.”

Head was a guest on last week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics.

Jacks serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at UAMS in Little Rock and the UAMS-South Central Family Medicine Residency Program in Pine Bluff. He was a member of the Arkansas State Medical Board for 16 years where he previously served as Member Representative, Secretary, Vice Chairman, and presently serves as Expert Reviewer. He has served on the Arkansas State Legislative Oversight Committee on Prostate Cancer since 2001.

With the addition of Jacks, CARTI’s medical team includes 39 expert cancer care providers.