"A native of Southern Arizona, Dr. Kartchner attended the University of Arizona for both undergraduate and medical school. He completed a residency in family medicine at St. Louis University and later received a degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University. Following medical school, Dr. Kartchner served for ten years on active duty in the United States Air Force. During this time, he participated in numerous overseas assignments, including multiple humanitarian missions to the Amazon Basin and deployments to Iraq and the Horn of Africa. In all, he has practiced medicine in twelve countries and on five continents. He currently serves as a flight surgeon in the 162nd Fighter Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard. Dr. Kartchner is a 2015 Honoree of the "Tucson 40 Under 40 Award" given by the Arizona Daily Star and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. His medical interests include travel and tropical medicine, chronic disease management, and preventive medicine. Master of Public Health, Global Health (2013). Johns Hopkins University. Degree of Fellow (2012). American Academy of Family Physicians. Board Certified by the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (2015-present) & the American Board of Family Medicine (2007-2017). Residency in Family Medicine (2007). St. Louis University. Certificate in Travel Health (2007). International Society of Travel Medicine. Doctorate of Medicine (2004). The University of Arizona. Bachelor of Arts, Spanish (2000). The University of Arizona. Dr. Kartchner was born in Tucson and raised in nearby Benson."
"As a board certified family physician, I have broad training in most areas of medicine. This allows me to treat nearly all conditions that bring people into the clinic. This also means I can treat all members of your family, from newborns to the elderly and everyone in between. I am also trained in a number of procedures, including joint injections, laceration repair, skin biopsy, IUD insertion and removal, and more. In addition, I have specialized training in travel and tropical medicine, public health, and international medicine. I offer travel consultation to individuals and corporations. I don't provide obstetric care or inpatient (hospital) medicine. I also don't write prescriptions for chronic narcotics, Suboxone, or for treatment of adult ADHD. If you are in need of these services, I will help you find the appropriate specialist."