Carol Y. Nishikubo

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Carol Nishikubo, M.D., FACP, is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. After completing her fellowship in hematology and medical oncology in 1997, Dr. Nishikubo joined the full-time faculty of UCLA School of Medicine, carrying out clinical research in lung cancer and lymphoma. In 1999, she joined Santa Monica Hematology-Oncology Consultants. Dr. Nishikubo has a special interest in breast, lung, gastrointestinal and hematologic malignancies. She is active in professional societies and serves on hospital committees at Providence Saint John's Health Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Currently, Dr. Nishikubo concentrates her professional activities in her private practice.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Year
USC Keck School Of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School
University Of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, NM
Internship
Internal Medicine
1991
University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM
Residency
Internal Medicine
1993
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship
Hematology & Medical Oncology
1997
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO/POS
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • ILWU-PMA Blue Shield PPO
  • Interplan PPO/EPO
  • Medicare
  • Motion Picture Health/Writers Guild
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • TriCare PPO
  • TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare PPO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Lung Cancer
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.9 out of 5 (141 Ratings, 47 Comments)


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01/21/2018
Very good doctor, she knows her staff. No bad experience to relate.
100

01/04/2018
Always very happy to visit. Fast attention painless shots fast results. I don't think I would still be alive if not for Dr. Nishikubo.
100

12/27/2017
Dr. Nishikubo is the best! I have been under her care for the past 14 years and know that she is competent and have complete trust in her medical expertise.
100

12/20/2017
positive carekind
100

11/27/2017
i had 2 oncologists prior to Dr. Nishikubo. She is the best!
100

11/09/2017
This doctor seems caring and empathetic and really listens.
100

11/08/2017
[...] Dr. Nishikubo became [...]'s hematologist several months after her stroke. She has been wonderful in every way, and patient with all of our questions beyond belief. She helped me a number of years ago with what turned out to be not a big problem and I could see she was a keeper. I am so glad I had that problem and knew whom to call when we learned that [...] needed a hematologist.
100

11/04/2017
She and her entire team are excellent, caring and effective providers.
100

11/01/2017
Dr Nishikubo is perhaps the most caring and sensitive doctor I have ever had, She is an outstanding practitioner.
100

11/01/2017
helpful
100

10/31/2017
I have always had EXCELLENT care.
100

10/30/2017
I feel very confident and comfortable with the doctors at Providence St. John's. I feel they are extraordinarily competent and skilled.
100

10/30/2017
all the doctors, nurses even the receptionist are excellent very skilled.
100

10/26/2017
Dr. Nishikubo is fantastic. I was a patient of Dr. [...]'s for more than 20 years and the transition to Dr. Nishikubo has been seamless.
100

10/11/2017
my team of doctors are excellent.
100

10/11/2017
Dr. Nishikubo has a personal touch/ connection in her approach to providing health care. I feel so lucky to have been treated by her.
100

10/11/2017
Carol Nishikubo is the best oncologist in the world.
100

10/02/2017
Dr. Carol Nishikubo has been a knowledgeable, thorough, and kind replacement for Dr. [...]. It is a privilege to remain with Santa Monica Hematology-Oncology.
90

09/28/2017
As Good as it gets
100

09/14/2017
Dr Nishikubo is a very caring doctor.
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09/08/2017
Dr. Nishikubo is a terrific doctor. She is thorough, kind, a good listener, informative, and very responsive to concerns. I'm blessed to have her as my oncologist.
100

09/05/2017
Very conscientious and caring.
100

09/05/2017
Dr Nishikubo is fantastic! She spends a good amount of time with me each time I see her. She explains everything to me and provides alternative options. She listens intently and is very kind and thorough. I know I'm in good hands.
100

08/26/2017
Dr. Nishikubo is excellent, and went above and beyond all expectations to help [...], including calling me twice late in the afternoon in response to my voice-mails a few hours earlier, enabling us to know what change to make that evening in her prescription so that [...] could schedule a medical procedure 7 days later that she needed.
100

08/09/2017
always easy to discuss health questions
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08/09/2017
Dr. Nishiikumo is a fantastic physician on every level: smart & capable, great ability to listen & communicate (she positioned herself face to face with me & not behind an iPad, & she called me immediately with test results as well as emailed me results. I highly recommend this physician!
100

08/07/2017
It doesn't get any better, period.
100

08/05/2017
Dr. Nishikubo is the best doctor I have ever had.
100

07/31/2017
Very good.
100

07/20/2017
Dr. Niskaikubo is very caring and called me the day after my visit with test results. She is great!!
100

07/11/2017
i feel i am in very good care with dr nishikubo. she is very knowledgeable and caring. she listens and addresses questions directly.
100

06/29/2017
Dr. Nishikubo has always been the very essence of a good doctor. She is always kind, competent, good-humored, and very caring.
100

06/22/2017
Dr [...] was initial contact, representing your facility, referred by a friend [...] explaining & appropriately conferring, referring to other Health Care Specialist such as Dr. Nishikubo. Both physicians scheduled appointments for me expeditiously to facilitate progression of appropriate breast cancer tx. . [...] Since I am traveling from outside of the Saint John's area for txs, I'm also very appreciative of efforts to coordinate multiple appointments somewhat together!
100

06/22/2017
PROMPT CARE AND CLEAR EXPLANATIONS AND UPDATES
100

06/21/2017
Excellent plus!!!
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06/21/2017
I think Dr Nishikubo is outstanding, a wonderful listener, VERY caring and I have total faith in her and her expertise. I am so grateful to be fortunate enough to have her as a provider of my healthcare.
100

06/14/2017
I love Santa Monica Hem/Onc. office. They are the VERY best!
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06/12/2017
she's wonderful
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06/07/2017
Dr. Nishikubo and her staff are excellent in every way -- caring, understanding and intelligent about her (Dr.) profession. I was very pleased with my visits and treatment for almost a year.
10

05/29/2017
the Dr was not prepared for my visit at all. She knew nothing about me. didn't seem like she had even opened my record at all prior. she was supposed to get back to me regarding an important question and has NEVER done that. she seemed to be clueless of my situation. The whole idea was to schedule the appointment after the mammogram to discuss, yet she knew NOTHING about it. I will not be coming back.
100

05/17/2017
always a pleasure to visit Dr Nishikubo. she is the best
100

05/16/2017
The staff is very professional.
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05/10/2017
I am getting excellent care.
100

05/09/2017
She takes time and really listens to you.
100

05/04/2017
This provider is excellent and I have no question that she is giving me the very best care possible. If it were appropriate, she would be at the top of my list of recommendations to a family member or friend. I would additionally trust any recommendations for my care that she were to make.
100

05/03/2017
Dr. Nishikubo is a wonderful, highly competent caring doctor - Simply the best!
100

05/01/2017
No bad experience
 
Santa Monica Hematology Oncology Consultants
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 400E
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-453-6885
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center