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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.

4.9 out of 5 (213 Ratings, 74 Comments)

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09/28/2017
As Good as it gets
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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.
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09/05/2017
Very conscientious and caring.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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08/07/2017
It doesn't get any better, period.
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08/05/2017
Dr. Nishikubo is the best doctor I have ever had.
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07/31/2017
Very good.
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07/20/2017
Dr. Niskaikubo is very caring and called me the day after my visit with test results. She is great!!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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06/22/2017
PROMPT CARE AND CLEAR EXPLANATIONS AND UPDATES
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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.
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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.
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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
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05/16/2017
The staff is very professional.
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05/10/2017
I am getting excellent care.
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05/09/2017
She takes time and really listens to you.
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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.
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05/03/2017
Dr. Nishikubo is a wonderful, highly competent caring doctor - Simply the best!
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05/01/2017
No bad experience
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04/27/2017
excellent, efficient and knowlgeable.
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04/26/2017
very Caring,Understanding of your Needs or Questions,Explains Your Health Status and Medicenes.
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04/24/2017
I have always had extremely good care with my doctor, she listens and is always helpful, kind and wants the best for me.
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04/19/2017
first time visit to this doctor. I switched from another non-providence practice with terrible office management. experience with providence doctor and staff was great!
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04/19/2017
Dr Nishikubo is fantastic. She is one of main reasons I don't want to switch to another insurer because she is a preferred provider on current plan
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04/17/2017
Very knowledgeable and good communicator.
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04/05/2017
dr. Nishikubo is the best! I will always fly back to CA for my 3-month follow ups.
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04/05/2017
Dr. Carol Nishikubo is an extraordinarily knowledgeable, helpful, thoughtful and kind doctor. She always takes the time to explain everything to me in an easy to understand way. I am very grateful to have Dr. Nishikubo as my doctor.
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03/30/2017
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Nishikubo. She is an excellent physician and I am fortunate to have her on my medical team.
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03/30/2017
Excellent experience every visit.
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03/26/2017
always caring and available always responds to voice mails I have been very happy with this provider
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03/22/2017
This provider has always been compassionate, caring and courteous. She has given me the very best of care.
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03/16/2017
I trust this health care provider
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03/02/2017
I was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Dr. Nishikubo was my chemo doc. I see her once a year now. I believe that she and others on "my team" cured me of cancer. Nuff said...right? Thank you for this opportunity. P.S. I believe that TLC is an extremely important part of healing. ...and a sense of humor...
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02/27/2017
Dr Nishikubo and all office staff members are thoughtful, kind and considerate.
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02/23/2017
She 's careful, thoughtful, honest and I feel she's on my side
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02/22/2017
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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02/09/2017
Dr Carol Nishikubo is an excellent doctor.
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01/25/2017
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

01/24/2017
great physician.
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01/20/2017
excellent caring provider
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01/19/2017
Impeccable care and concern!
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01/11/2017
All experiences were good in her office
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12/29/2016
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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12/22/2016
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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12/15/2016
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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12/12/2016
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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12/09/2016
Very caring and knowledgeable
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12/05/2016
ease of explanation in laymen's terms so i could understand
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12/01/2016
This time, I felt the provider was busy and did not have enough (much) time to listen carefully.
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12/01/2016
she has too many patients
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11/26/2016
Dr. Nishikubo is an excellent oncologist who is compassionate, extremely knowledgeable and caring.
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11/24/2016
dr Nishikubo is thorough , extremely competent , & caring. she is an excellent doctor. I'm lucky to have her as my oncologist.
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11/21/2016
Dr. Nishikubo and her staff are top notch.
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11/16/2016
very happy with all services
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10/26/2016
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.
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10/26/2016
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.
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10/21/2016
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

10/05/2016
carol Nishikubo and her staff are polite, knowledgeable and attentive. best specialty care doctor and office that I have.
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10/03/2016
[...] I did feel very comfortable and listened to.
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09/28/2016
Very sympathetic & caring, great listener, excellent MD.
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09/23/2016
She is very knowledgeable.
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09/23/2016
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

09/14/2016
Dr. Nishikubo is a fabulous doctor. [...]
 

09/07/2016
EXCELLENT DOCTOR