Dr. Robert Koch, MD

Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Koch
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Lake Heart Specialists

731 S Il Route 21 Ste 110 Gurnee, IL 60031

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(847) 360-8440

Dr. Robert Koch, MD is a Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology Specialist in Gurnee, IL and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Koch has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Cardiac Care, and Implantable Cardiac Devices than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities Advocate Condell Medical Center and Vista Medical Center East. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Koch to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Koch

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Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Dr. Koch typically treats 62% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Heart Murmur
Arrhythmias
Mitral Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Disease
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Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Dr. Koch typically treats 77% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Hypotension
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Heart Disease
Hyperlipidemia
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Implantable Cardiac Devices

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Dr. Koch typically treats 55% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as septal defections and Ebstein's anomaly, that are present from birth.Compare with other Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Dr. Koch typically treats 44% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

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Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Congenital Heart Defects
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Dr. Koch's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dizziness
  • Echocardiography
  • Edema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Hypertension

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Dr. Koch accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Coventry Health Care HMO
Guardian
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Dr. Koch's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Koch

4.4

Based on 31 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Love this doctor. He makes me feel like I’m special. Takes time to answer my concerns.
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Ruby H – Apr 02, 2020
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Dr. Robert Koch listens to what I say. He asks appropriate questions and follows up with more questions until he’s sure of what I’m saying. He orders tests, explaining what information they will give him. He has been my Cardiologist for over 15 years. My sister and my nephew are also his patients, and we all trust him (literally) with our lives.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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S. Lee – Jul 12, 2019
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Dr. Koch saw me in the ER and knew exactly what the problem was. All procedures were flawless. The only thing I am confused with is why he told me prior to discharge to give his office the documentation I need for my disability placard (and to hold my fitness center membership). I was then told that I would need to wait for my next appointment in one month to get the required signatures. I'm in congestive heart failure now, not (hopefully) in one month. This policy seems absurd.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Jake in Libertyville, IL – Aug 18, 2018
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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.
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Marsha McKlintoch in Kenosha, WI – Apr 09, 2017
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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.
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Kimberly Gilmore in Round Lake, IL – Sep 23, 2016
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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.
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Phillip K in Fox Lake, IL. – Aug 15, 2016
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Poor follow up. Lack of knowledge. Actually asked me to remind him to call in s prescription.
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Martinsburg, PA – Jun 30, 2016
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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?
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Ingleside, IL – Apr 12, 2016
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Education

2010
National Board Of Echocardiography
1996
Luth Genl Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Loyola University Chicago
Residency Hospital
1991
Loyola U-Stritch Sch Med
Internship Hospital
1990
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University
Medical School
1985
Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Cardiac Physiology Research Award, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1988

Media & Publications

  • >Effects of Vanadate on in-vivo Myocardial Reactivity to Dobutamine in Streptozotocin-Diabetic Rats. RJ Koch, SJ Kopp, Ph.D. CCOM Research Award, 1987.,
  • >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.,
  • >Advocate Condell cardiologist recognizes Heart Health Month, 2/2/2011

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Locations

Lake Heart Specialists

Lake Heart Specialists731 S Il Route 21 Ste 110 Gurnee, IL 60031
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Lake Heart Specialists731 S Il Route 21 Ste 110 Gurnee, IL 60031
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Lake Heart Specialists1870 W Winchester Rd Libertyville, IL 60048
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Advocate Condell Medical Center

Libertyville, IL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Vista Medical Center East

Waukegan, IL

49% Patient experience rating, 20% lower than the national average

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