Dr. Alan Cartmell, MD

Dr. Alan Cartmell, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Alan Cartmell, MD is an oncology specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in oncology, hospice & palliative medicine, and more.

Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center

6501 Truxtun Ave

Bakersfield, CA 93309
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

Learn about Dr. Cartmell

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cartmell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Blood Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Breast Diseases
very high
more than 93% of peers
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Cartmell's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cartmell "I believe the best care can be achieved only when patients understand their conditions properly and are fully satisfied with the care they receive. Through effective education, patients are empowered to partner in their care and achieve their health priorities."

3  Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

86  Conditions Treated


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6  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Vanderbilt University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Vanderbilt University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Vanderbilt University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cartmell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cartmell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cartmell to family and friends
13 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Cartmell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Best Doctor I ever had. He really does care about his patients health and well being. I am still trying to get him back as my oncologist. I am having major issues with my insurance since the passage of Obamacare.
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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...more
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