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CARTI Expands Services, Opens CARTI Urology

Acquires South Arkansas Urology in Pine Bluff

CARTI announced today the opening of its newest specialty clinic, CARTI Urology, and the acquisition of South Arkansas Urology in Pine Bluff. CARTI Urology offers comprehensive urology services for men and women. CARTI Urology’s 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 S. 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 chief executive officer 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.”

“I am honored to join CARTI’s team of surgeons and cancer specialists,” said Jacks. “Over the past 40 years, I’ve been fortunate to be able to treat patients from Pine Bluff and beyond. By joining CARTI, a respected cancer care provider, I’ll be able to expand my level of care by providing my patients with unparalleled access to comprehensive cancer care.”

Dr.  Jacks serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at UAMS in Little Rock, AR and the UAMS-South Central Family Medicine Residency Program in Pine Bluff, AR. 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. He is a member of the Arkansas Medical Society and has served in several capacities within the organization including President (2008-2009), Treasurer, Delegate and on several committees. Dr. Jacks was nominated by the Arkansas Medical Society to the Arkansas State Medical Board and appointed by Governor Bill Clinton and Governor Mike Huckabee. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Arkansas Medical Society. Dr. Jacks remains involved in the Arkansas Urological Society, Arkansas Caduceus Club, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Southern Medical Association and the American Urological Association.

He earned his medical degree and completed his residency in urology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR. Dr. Jacks is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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