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Dr. Robert Koch, MD

Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology ·  Male · Age 56

  30 Reviews
Dr. Koch

Lake Heart Specialists

1870 W Winchester Rd Libertyville, IL 60048

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(847) 549-0170

Dr. Robert Koch, MD is an advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology specialist in Libertyville, IL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University in 1990 and specializes in advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology, cardiology, and more.


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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Koch's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hypotension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koch treats Hypotension more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Koch treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chronic Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koch treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Koch treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koch treats Heart Disease more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Koch treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

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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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Koch

4.4

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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(4)

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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.
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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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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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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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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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Poor follow up. Lack of knowledge. Actually asked me to remind him to call in s prescription.
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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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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 approach to health using technology and procedures as an adjunct to assertive medication therap...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

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

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • 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

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73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average