CARTI has opened a new clinic in Crossett in Ashley County.
The new clinic, CARTI Crossett, opened on Thursday, Aug. 1, and provides infusion services, such as chemotherapy. Medical oncologist Bilal Malik, M.D., will be operating at the clinic, which is open on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
According to CARTI president and CEO Adam Head, the Crossett clinic is part of the health care system’s effort to expand its services across the state.
“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.”
Malik, who has operated South Arkansas Hematology & Oncology Clinicin Pine Bluff for more than two decades, is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Arkansas Blood and Cancer Society and American Cancer Society.
After obtaining a medical degree from Nishtar Medical College in Pakistan, Malik 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. He also finished a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Ala.
“I have been fortunate to practice in south Arkansas for the past 20 years,” Malik says. “In that time, I’ve treated mothers, fathers, farmers, professionals, students and public servants; all good people who deserve the highest level of cancer treatment options available. By joining CARTI’s network of cancer care providers, I’m able to align my patients with our state’s most respected cancer physicians. To have the expertise of my fellow physicians, plus the most advanced technologies, will be invaluable as we expand the care we can provide to the patients of south Arkansas.”