Dr. Thomas Koch, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 65

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Thomas Koch, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Allentown, PA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Koch has extensive experience in Otologic Conditions & Procedures. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Thomas Koch, MD

Allentown Ear Nose & Throat

1728 W Jonathan St Ste 100 Allentown, PA 18104 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Telehealth available

Accepting new patients

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Koch

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Koch treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Koch treats other conditions, please contact the office at (610) 628-1225.

Otologic Conditions & Procedures

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Koch is experienced in the area of Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Koch
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Vertigo
Outer Ear Infection
Tinnitus
Malignant Otitis Externa
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Dr. Koch's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Audiometry
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Koch accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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Amerihealth
Amerihealth PPO
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Keystone Health Plan East
Keystone Health Plan East HMO
Keystone Health Plan East POS
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare
UPMC
UPMC PPO

Dr. Koch's Reviews

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5.0

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Today was my first visit to Dr. Koch. I was very impressed with him, his staff, the thorough exam, explanation of problem, a plan for future. Along with good medical care, the whole experience was a pleasure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 10, 2021
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Had a great appt with Dr. Koch today. He is truly what I would hope for when going for a doctors appt. A compassionate and very knowledgeable doctor who takes the extra time time to explain and deal with your medical needs. I really wish all doctors were like Dr Koch! Short wait times and never felt rushed. If you're in the Allentown area and need an ENT I would highly Dr. Koch.. Dr. Koch's staff is amazing too. Linda is a great Audiologist for too! Thanks for everything!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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2 people found this helpful
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Rob D. in elverson, Pa – Jun 23, 2017
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Dr Koch is a highly recommended knowledgeable ENT specialist. Visits are always pleasant. The office is clean, the staff is very pleasant, and no long waits. Dr. Koch always makes me feel welcome and I never feel rushed out during a visit. The attention and great service is more than enough for me to travel 1 hour from where I live to the office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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White Haven, PA – May 08, 2017
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I met dr. Koch for the first time yesterday. After researching him and finding he had five stars across the board, I felt this was the man I needed to see. I have some very serious issues and he addressed every one of them with me. He explain things in detail, was very kind and compassionate and went beyond the scope of his specialty. My health history is a bit complicated and I recommend him highly to anyone he was having any type of an ENT issue.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
19 people found this helpful
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Wendy in East Stroudsburg, PA – Apr 05, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As an Otolaryngologist I believe in giving each and every patient the time they need to discuss and treat their medical problems. My office offers the...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Education

1988
Dr Arena/Mercy Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1987
University MD Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • German

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Thomas Koch, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Koch has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Thomas Koch, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Thomas Koch, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Koch frequently treats Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Koch specializes.

Where is Dr. Thomas Koch, MD's office located?

Dr. Koch's office is located at 1728 W Jonathan St Ste 100, Allentown, PA 18104. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Thomas Koch, MD speak?

Dr. Koch speaks German and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Allentown Ear Nose & Throat1728 W Jonathan St Ste 100 Allentown, PA 18104
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Koch is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street

Allentown, PA

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest

Allentown, PA

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg

Bethlehem, PA

St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus

Allentown, PA

31 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

St. Luke's Hospital - Anderson Campus

Easton, PA

86% Patients that would definitely recommend, 16% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus

Bethlehem, PA

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

32 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

St. Luke's Hospital - Sacred Heart Campus

Allentown, PA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)