Dr. Robert Koch, MD

Dr. Robert Koch, MD

Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robert Koch, MD is an advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology doctor who practices in Gurnee, IL. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

731 S Il Route 21 Ste 110

Gurnee, IL 60031

Contact Information

(847) 360-8440

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Cardiovascular Stress Test
very high
more than 97% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Koch "Careful analysis of symptoms and physical signs with a Wholistic attitude toward the body's innate ability to heal itself. I believe in a patient-centered approach to health using technology and procedures as an adjunct to assertive medication therapy and lifestyle habits. Clear distinctions between dietary and medication choices often enhance health and reestablish the homeostasis of balance within the body."


  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Lipidology

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dizziness
  • Edema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Echocardiography
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Loyola University Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Loyola University Stritch School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Loyola University Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Luth Genl Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • National Board Of Echocardiography
    Other Education | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Cardiac Physiology Research Award, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1988
Media & Publications
  • Metabolic Actions of Vanadate in Streptozotocin- Diabetic Rats.,
  • Value of ECG-Gated SPECT Imaging in Emergency Department Chest Pain Patients for Prediction of Cardiac Events. RJ Koch, PJ Peller, DH Cooke, JB Lakier. Abstract. Circulation Oct. 1996. Presented at American Heart Association, Scientific Sessions, 1996.,
  • Effects of Vanadate on in-vivo Myocardial Reactivity to Dobutamine in Streptozotocin-Diabetic Rats. RJ Koch, SJ Kopp, Ph.D. CCOM Research Award, 1987.,
  • Advocate Condell cardiologist recognizes Heart Health Month, 2/2/2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Koch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Koch to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Koch Says:

A warm recommendation is the highest compliment. Thank you for trusting your health -and the health of your family and friends- to our practice.

Dr. Koch's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Kenosha, WI |
Dr. Koch solved my breathing problem now I can walk up stairs with no chest heavy ache. Confident doctor he makes you feel trust and he cares.
in Round Lake, IL |
Even though I was the youngest of all his patients (26) he saw me and listened to my concerns, made sure my test results checked out. I was recommended to see a cardiologist due to heart palpitations and a possible stroke. Dr. Koch is an excellent doctor and one I know I will be going to see again if I suspect heart problems as I age.
in Fox Lake, IL. |
Dr. Koch spent the time with me to review all the records I brought and to listen to my worries. He ended up finding the diagnosis of my problems that other MDs just did'nt seem to get. I can now ride my bike again and breath good with no pressure in my chest. He changed a few prescriptions that worked right away even though they were not expensive. I saved money and feel better. He is definitely worth the wait. I guess the best docs are also the busyest. Many thanks to a dedicated doctor.
Martinsburg, PA |
Poor follow up. Lack of knowledge. Actually asked me to remind him to call in s prescription.
Ingleside, IL |
We like Dr. Koch and think highly of him as a physician. Unfortunately, in the several years we've been seeing him--no matter what time of day--the wait has been way more than an hour; in fact, I don't think he's ever even reached his office before we have. I understand he is probably at the hospital, and backups are bound to occur, but every time? He does take his time with patients, and this is admirable, but why does his staff not call patients when he's running an hour and a half late?
Sorry for delay - we have implemented time management techniques to improve timeliness.
in Miami Beach, FL |
Dr.Koch was kind and thoughtful listening to my worries about cholesterol blood pressure palpitating heart pounding winded breathing puffy ankles and my family dying of heart disease I can't sleep snoring and can't breath to walk up our stairs I'm worried about my heart and my Father died young of a heart attack plus I work too many hours I'm overweight feel anxious awaken early in middle of night - he performed tests but listened to my heart. I trust him.
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Dr. Koch accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Guardian
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Koch has admitting privileges

Advocate Condell Medical Center
801 S Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
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Vista Medical Center East
1324 N Sheridan Rd
Waukegan, IL 60085
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