Dr. Robert Koval Jr, MD
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Rheumatology | Male

Care Philosophy

Dr. Koval has a special interest in autoimmune disorders, arthritis and osteoporosis.

Biography

Dr. Robert Koval Jr, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Austin, TX. He is 38 years old. Dr. Koval Jr is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Koval Jr's Reviews

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3.4
based on 45 total surveys (16 with reviews)
Dr. Koval Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (16)
in round rock, tx |
Dr. Koval was recommended to me by a family member who is also a rheumatologist. I have seen him for two years and have been thankful for his care. He is a busy physician in demand, so scheduling ahead is important. He is thorough, kind, and listens before giving diagnosis and treatment. I recommend him highly. Texas Orthopedics staff are friendly, informative and offer good assistance with review procedures, scheduling and payment.
in round rock, tx |
Great doc, down to earth and very helpful. Has helped me very much and knows his stuff. Worth the month wait.
in Lago Vista , TX |
I started seeing Dr. Koval on 3-04-2015 because he said I had Sjorgren Syndrome. I didn't like how the doctor seemed robotic and didn't really listen to me. I felt better on and off. I went to a new doctor who immediately sent me for a lip biopsy. On 9-1-2016 the report said no Sjorgrens. Dr. Koval had me taking plaquenil for 1 year and 2 months for no reason. He should have sent me for the biopsy. Now I am having some eye problems maybe because of the plaquenil. Don't go to him.
Cedar Park, TX |
Who's Dr Koval? We may have met once, but mostly I'm seen by his assistant Heidi. So it's back and forth - I have a question...she has to go ask Dr Koval. It's ridiculous. I found a new doctor who doesn't have an assistant. Much better!
Austin, TX |
Rude. Bad bedside manner. refuses to speak with patients. not concerned about his patients. makes nasty remarks.
in Austin, TX |
I am so grateful that I have found Dr. Koval and his wonderful nurse Olivia. If it were not for them, I would still be in a great deal of pain. Because of their compassion and patience, I am able to live a normal life. Before them, I could barely get out of bed, but now, I am able to do more things, even walk a mile everyday.
in Austin, TX |
Does not actually talk to the patient because he is so busy looking elsewhere. Does not answer questions he personally considers irrelevant to his needs. Very sad experiences with this doctor and his stressed out support staff. Poor overall care. If a doctor treats their staff badly and they show signs of being afraid to interact with the doctor, then the problem resides with the doctor. Koval's office manager and colleagues need to pay attention to the problems he causes for the business.
in Austin, TX |
I am a picky patient and you can trust me when I tell you that I finally found an excellent rheumatologist! He is patient, a good listener and doesn't rush you out after seeing you a short while. I see mostly his trained medical assistant Heidi who doesn't make any decisions without getting Dr. Koval's final word and she too is absolutely good! Like Dr. Koval she has a trained listening ear, patient and I sense from her that she just cares. The entire group of doctors are excellent.
Cedar Park, TX |
Great skills, excellent care, common sense.
in Austin, TX |
Had a great visit, very happy with my Rheumatologist.
Austin, TX |
Great experience
Georgetown, TX |
Dr Koval was personable, patient and professional. He spent extra time with me to discuss recent surgery. I highly recommend him as a rheumatologist. The only difficulty is scheduling appointments, because he is very busy!
Austin, TX |
Terrible! And ridiculously expensive $199.48 for doing nothing more than bp, reflex test and 5 min conversation. Three years later they sent a bill for another $5.52 - who knows for what. Unreal!
in Denver, CO |
Dr Koval is very knowledgeable and listens well. I feel respected and well cared for in his office
Liberty Hill, TX |
Terrible
in Austin, TX |
practice is too big. phone service not easy to use. doctor not available within a reasonable amount of time.
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Dr. Koval Jr's Care Philosophy

Dr. Koval has a special interest in autoimmune disorders, arthritis and osteoporosis.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Colorado
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Colorado
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Colorado
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Texas At Austin

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursa Injection
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Injection Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray