Dr. Robert Koch, MD

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Dr. Robert Koch, MD

Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology | Male

Lake Heart Specialists 35 Tower Ct Ste F, Gurnee, IL 60031 Get Directions
(847) 360-8440

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Careful analysis of symptoms and physical signs with a Wholistic attitude toward the body's innate ability to heal itself. I...
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Experience with Dr. Koch
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Koch's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (24)
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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.

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?
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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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

Dr. Koch says..

Heart Failure evaluation and management

Shortness of Breath

Leg Edema

Accelerated Hypertension management

Advanced Cholesterol analysis & treatment

Cardiac Prevention Assessment

Medication review for exactness and appropriateness

This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • 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 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 and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart 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

Procedures Performed

Dr. Koch says..

Shared- Care of Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Heart Transplant

Pacemaker "septal lead implantation" and management

Separate certification by American Board of Echocardiography

Research experience in Heart Failure physiology

Pharmaceutical / device industry liaison and educational lecturer

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  • 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
  • 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

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.

Education

  • Medical School
    Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Loyola University Stritch School Med

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Loyola University Chicago

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Luth Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    Loyola University Chicago

    Graduated in 1985

  • Other Education
    National Board Of Echocardiography

    Completed in 2010

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Cardiac Physiology Research Award, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1988
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  • 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 & Affiliations

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Dr. Koch's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Board certified in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Koch

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Dr. Koch's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Koch

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Koch's 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 therapy and lifestyle habits. Clear distinctions between dietary and medication choices often enhance health and reestablish the homeostasis of balance within the body.

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Dr. Koch says...

Heart Failure evaluation and management

Shortness of Breath

Leg Edema

Accelerated Hypertension management

Advanced Cholesterol analysis & treatment

Cardiac Prevention Assessment

Medication review for exactness and appropriateness

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Dr. Koch says...

Shared- Care of Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Heart Transplant

Pacemaker "septal lead implantation" and management

Separate certification by American Board of Echocardiography

Research experience in Heart Failure physiology

Pharmaceutical / device industry liaison and educational lecturer

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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.