Dr. Carolyn Aks, MD

Hematology & OncologyFemaleAge 67

Dr. Aks
Accepting new patients

Summit Cancer Centers Spokane Valley

13424 E Mission Ave Ste A Spokane Valley, WA 99216

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Dr. Carolyn Aks, MD is a Hematology & Oncology Specialist in Spokane Valley, WA. Dr. Aks has more experience with Gastrointestinal Neoplasms than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities Hendrick Medical Center and Hendrick Medical Center South. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Aks to book an appointment.

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Dr. Aks is affiliated with Hendrick Medical Center Abilene, a highly rated hospital.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Aks

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Aks treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Aks treats other conditions, please contact the office at (855) 786-6482.

Gastrointestinal Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, including stomach cancer, liver cancer, and colon cancer, through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Aks is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Dr. Aks' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Astrocytoma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Evaluation
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Chronic Leukemia
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Ear Cancer
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Glioma
  • Gum Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hematologic Disorder Treatment
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemophilia
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Immunization Administration
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Leukocytosis
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma Evaluation
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Male Genital System Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Dr. Aks accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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I recently left a review about Dr Aks which I need to revisit. She is great. Summit Cancer was recently bought out which has thrown a monkey wrench into their customer service. After the 4th call, Dr Aks finally got my message. She returned my call and immediately set out to get me scheduled for additional tests and visits. I appreciated her candor and thoughtfulness and am very happy that my first impression was correct.
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  • Explained conditions well
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Patricia Adams – Jun 15, 2021
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dr aks was the best doctor ever, I was so scared on my first day of chemo. she came in. got on my bed whispered are you gonna eat your icecream, I said what icrecream. she went to fridge came out with a fudgesicle . I told her she could have it. and she jumped on my bed and ate her fudgescicle, while they started chemo. that's pretty personal and hands on. love her. will always remember her kindness when she left ., was so sad. as some of my other doctors were not so nice. Darlene beatty Vancouver washington 1999
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darlene beatty – Aug 04, 2019
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Dr Aks,Herman Dempsey has been RE addmited to Hendricks,the family sure could use your help again,Your Awesome 11/04/2016
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Herman Dempsey in Cisco, TX – Nov 04, 2016
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Wonderful, kind, caring physician. Diagnosed my husband w/NHL quickly and began chemotherapy. Excellent bedside manner, spends lots of time explaining options and answering questions. Sad to hear that she is leaving our local area (Yakima, WA). My husband and I are thankful for her thoughtful, compassionate, expert care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
SRichardson64 in Yakima, WA – Oct 20, 2016
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Dr. Aka was thorough when looking for the right diagnosis and patient with my questions. She never spoke down to me or belittled me for not understanding something and had wonderful bedside manner.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Christopher in Abilene, TX – Aug 07, 2016
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The most kind a loving Dr. I have ever met she is an excellent Dr.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Pam Phillips in Eastland Tx – Jan 30, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We provide the most advanced cancer therapies and technology while providing compassionate care, support and resources to ensure your health and wellness during and after treatment.


Dr. Carolyn Aks is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology.

Fellowship Read more


  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology


Albany Med Center Hospital
Residency Hospital
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Albany Medical Center (New York)
Internship Hospital
St. George's School Of Medicine
Medical School


  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Carolyn Aks, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Aks frequently treats Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. See all practice areas where Dr. Aks specializes.

Where is Dr. Carolyn Aks, MD's office located?

Dr. Aks' office is located at 13424 E Mission Ave Ste A, Spokane Valley, WA 99216. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Aks is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Hendrick Medical Center

Abilene, TX

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Hendrick Medical Center South

Abilene, TX

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received