Dr. Carolyn Aks, MD

Hematology & Oncology •  Female • Age 66
  
Dr. Aks
Accepting new patients

Summit Cancer Centers

13424 E Mission Ave 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 Lymphatic Disorders, Blood Cancers, and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities Abilene Regional Medical Center and Hendrick Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Aks to book an appointment.


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Dr. Aks accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core
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MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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Practice Areas

Lymphatic Disorders

Lymphatic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the lymphatic system, including lymphedema, lymphadenitis, and lymphangitis.Compare with other Lymphatic Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aks treats Lymphoma, Large-Cell more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Aks treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aks treats Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Aks treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Nodular Lymphoma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aks treats Nodular Lymphoma more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Aks treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aks treats Lymphoma, Large-Cell more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Aks treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Nodular Lymphoma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aks treats Nodular Lymphoma more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Aks treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Reticulosarcoma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aks treats Reticulosarcoma more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Aks treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 56% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Central Nervous System Lymphoma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aks treats Central Nervous System Lymphoma more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Aks treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Brain Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aks treats Brain Cancer more than 44% of their peers

Dr. Aks treats this condition more than 44% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aks treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 42% of their peers

Dr. Aks treats this condition more than 42% of their peers

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Blood Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aks treats Blood Disorders more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Aks treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Anemia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aks treats Anemia more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Aks treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Bleeding Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aks treats Bleeding Disorders more than 57% of their peers

Dr. Aks treats this condition more than 57% of their peers

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Dr. Aks' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Chronic Leukemia
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube 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
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemophilia
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • 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 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Plasmapheresis
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • von Willebrand Disease

Dr. Aks' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Aks

4.6

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(10)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
8.333333333333334%
(1)
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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About Me

The Oath of Maimonides best reflects Dr. Carol Aks' practice philosophy:

The eternal providence has appointed me to watch over the life and health of Thy creatures. May the love for my art actuate me at all times; may neither avarice nor ...
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Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Education

Albany Med Center Hospital
Residency Hospital
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Locations

Summit Cancer Centers

Summit Cancer Centers13424 E Mission Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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Summit Cancer Centers1641 E Polston Ave Post Falls, ID 83854
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Abilene Regional Medical Center

Abilene, TX

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Hendrick Medical Center

Abilene, TX

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)