Dr. Kathryn Kolibaba, MD

Medical OncologyFemaleAge 62

Dr. Kolibaba

Compass Oncology

210 SE 136TH AVE Vancouver, WA 98684

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Dr. Kathryn Kolibaba, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in Vancouver, WA. She is affiliated with medical facilities Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kolibaba to book an appointment.

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Love her! She actually talks with her patients and keeps you informed. She spends as much time as necessary with each patient so that you don’t leave wondering why bothered to see her, unlike many doctors today.
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Dr Kolibaba and her staff are wonderful! They always give you the time you need and all the information anyone would need in this type of situation. You may have to wait but that’s okay because you always know that when you need that extra time you will get it. I never mind waiting for her. She and her staff are warm, giving and so very knowledgeable. The only place I would go to be treated.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Darlene k in Vancouver, WA – Sep 05, 2018
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Dr. Kolibaba is and extremely competent physician, and a very compassionate person. I have a follicular Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, and have found her care to be of the highest standard. I am recommending her to my family and friends.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Norm Hobbs in Vancouver, WA – Aug 17, 2017
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Compass Oncology is not only the best cancer facility but is full of compassionate thorough on the ball people. I love all of them I can not say enough good things about Dr Kate . Kolababa. She is on task and current on research and provides an environment for personnel peace and allows spiritual reflection. When I got cancer the second time my first reaction is Kate and group will kill it . I never felt that I would die. That is confidence in your doctor the support system and the best facility
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Suzanne Rock in Amboy Wa – Apr 22, 2017
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Only cared while my mom was alive... when mom passed, she never reached out.. seems her " care" was only a facade
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Vancouver, WA – Dec 06, 2016
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Dr. Kolibaba is one of the best doctors I have ever encountered. She is empathic, validating, encouraging, and brilliant. When my insurance changed and I needed a second opinion, she was right there. I couldn't praise her enough for all she did for me and my family while I was battling cancer. She was my hemotologist at a young age, and I never knew I would need her as my oncologist too until it hit. I would trust her again and again.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Amanda J in Portland, OR – Jun 17, 2016
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Dr. Kolibaba is kind, compassionate and keeps up to date with the latest treatments. (Not an easy task as new advances happen all the time, fortunately!) I appreciated that she always placed an importance on quality of life issues, and treated me with respect. She is in high demand and never rushes through appointments, so you may wait a bit. She's worth it - Highly recommended. I'm 8 years cancer-free now (YAY!) from Stage 3 breast cancer, and she was an essential part of my team.
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
  • Long wait times
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Victoria Racz in Vancouver WA – Apr 14, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"I treat every patient with the same care I would want for a member of my own family. That's more than finding the very best treatment. It's listening, providing comfort and sticking by them."

Biography

Dr. Kolibaba specializes in medical oncology and hematology with subspecialty expertise in brain tumors, neurologic cancers and malignant blood disorders....Read more

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1997
Oregon Health And Science University
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
1991
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Kathryn Kolibaba, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kolibaba frequently treats Nodular Lymphoma, Anemia, and Secondary Malignancies. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kolibaba treats.

Where is Dr. Kathryn Kolibaba, MD's office located?

Dr. Kolibaba's office is located at 210 SE 136TH AVE, Vancouver, WA 98684. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Kolibaba's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Nodular Lymphoma
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kolibaba treats Nodular Lymphoma more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Kolibaba treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Anemia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kolibaba treats Anemia more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Kolibaba treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
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Secondary Malignancies
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kolibaba treats Secondary Malignancies more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Kolibaba treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Kolibaba's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Screening
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Dr. Kolibaba accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Health Select
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
LocalPlus
Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
LifeWise
Managed Healthcare Northwest
Medicaid of Oregon
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
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ODS Health Plan
PacificSource
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Compass Oncology210 SE 136TH AVE Vancouver, WA 98684
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Vancouver, WA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

24 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center

Vancouver, WA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received