Dr. Alan Cartmell is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Pain Management, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. A graduate of Yale University and the Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Vanderbilt University.
During his career Dr. Cartmell has served as a lead investigator or sub-investigator in more than 100 cancer-related clinical research studies. He is in high-demand as a speaker and guest lecturer, has published numerous papers, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA.
In addition to his essential role at Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center, Dr. Cartmell is an attending physician at every major hospital in Bakersfield and has acted as Chairman of the Cancer Committee at Adventist Health, Mercy, and Memorial Hospitals.
Dr. Cartmell has received and been nominated for dozens of prestigious honors including recognition by the American Medical Association. He has been named among America's Top Physicians and has been nominated for the International Peace Prize three times. He has also been nominated as International Professional of the Year, Man of the Year, and was named as the Top Oncologist in Bakersfield in 2011.
Dr. Cartmell is direct and informative when answering questions or concerns. He does not try to scare you about your condition, but is truthful in his answers and considers your point-of-view. His assistants are friendly and make you feel comfortable in the examination rooms or labs. The wait is so surprisingly short, that at times I have not even returned from the restroom after signing-in when I am called for lab or exam. Dr. Cartmell encourages you to get on with life.
Very caring and compassionate doctor. Always answers questions thoroughly and spends plenty of time with you. stays current on treatment options. knows his stuff!