Mandy Shoptaw, director of marketing and public relations at CARTI, along with Bradley Smith, operations manager, welcomed Dr. Naveed Yarlagadda to the Crossett CARTI location.

The team explained that CARTI’s mission continues to be to serving patients in facilities that are closer to the patients’ homes, and Yarlagadda said he felt “proud and privileged” to have the opportunity to provide care for the patients the Crossett facility serves. 

He acknowledged that while practicing in Little Rock he noticed that patients sometimes had trouble getting to appointments that were a significant distance from their home, either because of transportation issues, or because their physical condition made traveling painful or otherwise difficult.