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Biography

Biography

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. She is on the admitting staff of Providence Saint John’s Health Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

Medical School
  • USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Internship
  • University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, NM
Residency
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM
Fellowship
  • UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Languages
  • English

Locations

Providence Medical Institute
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 400E
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 453-5654
(310) 453-6885

Specialties

Specialties
  • Hematology/Oncology (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Breast Cancer

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Covered CA LA Care HMO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Providence Medical Institute

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (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. However, language that may contain profanity, slander, libel or private health information is removed. Comments reflect the views and opinions of patients. Comments are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of, Providence.

4.8 out of 5 (116 Ratings, 44 Comments)

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02/26/2017
Dr Nishikubo and all office staff members are thoughtful, kind and considerate.
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02/22/2017
She 's careful, thoughtful, honest and I feel she's on my side
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02/21/2017
Dr. Nishikubo is an excellent doctor -- very intelligent, very courteous, always answers my questions. I have and will always recommend her very highly.
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02/08/2017
Dr Carol Nishikubo is an excellent doctor.
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01/24/2017
I am very happy to have Dr. Nishikubo as my oncologist. She spends as much time with me as I need, she is very informative about what is happening to me and what needs to be done and explains it very well. She also is happy to answer all my questions. Plus she does all this in a caring and supporting manner.
100

01/23/2017
great physician.
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01/19/2017
excellent caring provider
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01/18/2017
Impeccable care and concern!
100

01/10/2017
All experiences were good in her office
90

12/28/2016
I was told I used an incorrect e-mail address; so why is it on the website? I left a telephone message through the office and the doctor never received it. Not an impressive system.
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12/21/2016
I feel like Dr Nishikubo truly cares about me as a person. She is genuinely interested in me and my health care. She is an amazing doctor, and I am grateful for her.
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12/14/2016
Dr. Carol Nishikubo, in my opinion, is an extraordinary doctor. I find her to be caring and compassionate. I had Stage 1, very early breast cancer. Dr. Nishikubo explained all and any questions I had in a clear and understandable manner. She used easy to understand layman's language. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking an Oncologist.
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12/11/2016
Dr. Nishikubo is a very good listener, good provider of information and made me feel very comfortable. She's very calming during a very stressful time.
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12/08/2016
Very caring and knowledgeable
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12/04/2016
ease of explanation in laymen's terms so i could understand
60

11/30/2016
This time, I felt the provider was busy and did not have enough (much) time to listen carefully.
100

11/30/2016
she has too many patients
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11/25/2016
Dr. Nishikubo is an excellent oncologist who is compassionate, extremely knowledgeable and caring.
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11/23/2016
dr Nishikubo is thorough , extremely competent , & caring. she is an excellent doctor. I'm lucky to have her as my oncologist.
100

11/20/2016
Dr. Nishikubo and her staff are top notch.
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11/15/2016
very happy with all services
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10/25/2016
I have always had a very good experience and look forward to seeing my care provider, any problems or questions I have are always dealt with in the most helpful manner.
90

10/25/2016
I appreciated that Dr. Nishikubo listened when I proposed doing a 3D mammogram (at the suggestion of my geneticist), thought about it carefully in the context of my treatment, and then recommended that I do it and wrote out an order. I have asked that same question of certain other health care providers and they have dismissed the suggestion immediately without explaining the reasons to me.
100

10/20/2016
Dr. Nishikubo has been my Medical Oncologist for many years. The Santa Monica Hematology Oncology practice provides me with regular updates on my health in recovering from breast cancer in 2007. Further referrals were required and received to physicians who treat uro-gynecological and dermatology conditions.
100

10/04/2016
carol Nishikubo and her staff are polite, knowledgeable and attentive. best specialty care doctor and office that I have.
80

10/02/2016
[...] I did feel very comfortable and listened to.
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09/27/2016
Very sympathetic & caring, great listener, excellent MD.
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09/22/2016
She is very knowledgeable.
100

09/22/2016
I have very good visits with all of my providence doctors [...] and all their offices staff are very pleasant and professional. I am very satisfied.
100

09/13/2016
Dr. Nishikubo is a fabulous doctor. [...]
 

09/06/2016
EXCELLENT DOCTOR
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08/23/2016
Dr. Nishikubo is extremely knowledgeable, warm and caring.
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08/23/2016
I feel very comfortable to see my provider always.
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08/07/2016
She is my oncology doctor for years and I recommend her for news patients.
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08/02/2016
my privacy was respected, I was asked questions and given time to respond. the physician seemed truly interested n me and my health
100

08/01/2016
Provider is always helpful.
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07/31/2016
Very clearly assisted me with explanation about my treatment
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07/31/2016
always kind knowledgeable and understanding
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07/28/2016
I always receive compassionate, expert care from this provider. The very best.
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07/26/2016
greets me with a smile and answers every question
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07/24/2016
Very pleased. I have [...] and getting very good care.
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07/20/2016
Dr. Nishikubo is an excellent physician. I'm very happy being treated by her. At various times I've seen most of the other doctors in this practice, and I'd rate them all as excellent, as well.
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07/20/2016
Excellent
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07/13/2016
Dr. Nishikubo is always happy to answer questions, talk through concerns, and provide very honest answers. I trust her care for me implicitly. She has the best bedside manner of any doctor I've every had care for me.