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Johannes Koch, MD
Johannes Koch, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.2 out of 5 stars

39 Patient Ratings
13 Comments

  • Overview
  • Expertise
  • Education
  • Personal
  • Awards & Activities

Departments
Digestive Disease Institute
Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Clinics, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center
Virginia Mason Bellevue Medical Center
Virginia Mason Lynnwood Medical Center

Phone(s)

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-2319
Bellevue Medical Center  (425) 637-1855
Lynnwood Medical Center  (425) 712-7900

Specialty
Gastroenterology

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2010

Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
 
4.2 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.4 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.3 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.4 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.1 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.3 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.2 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.2 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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April 2017
Liked Dr. Koch, professional, very knowledgeable yet friendly.

February 2017
I was referred by a family member and will do the same.

October 2016
I felt that he though I wasn´t too smart and that I was talked down to. I will tell you it was not Dr. F_____.

September 2016
Doctor Koch helped me a lot. He gave me answers to my questions - He is very great doctor.

August 2016
He took time to listen & explain what I needed to do & why I was having pain.

July 2016
Excellent! Dr. Koch has outstanding judgment. He kept me moving along as conditions warranted. I would highly recommend him and his team to anyone. And if there´s any doubt as to whether he´s "heard it all before," I can assure anyone he has now! Ability to keep a straight face? Well-trained!

June 2016
Took time to explain things and answered every one of my questions. Doctor even personally left me a voice mail of my test results.

June 2016
I had concerns about a test that was recommended by my primary care provider. Dr. Koch was very clear in answering those concerns. I now feel confident about having the test done.

May 2016
Dr. Koch was very personable and made sure all my questions were answered.

May 2016
He made time for me when I was having an episode.

November 2015
Dr. Koch was caring and kind in all explanations. By the time I got home, he had already called my oncologist and left me a phone message!

October 2015
Dr. Kach really took the time to listen, understand, and explain. That´s rare these days & I really appreciated it.

October 2015
Good visit.

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Special Interest(s)
Dr. Koch’s special interests include endoscopic ultrasound, gastrointestinal malignancies, esophageal disorders and clinical research.

Education
Tulane University, New Orleans, 1987

Residency
Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 1990

Fellowships
Gastroenterology, University of California, San Francisco, 1992
Visiting Fellow, Ultrasound, Endoscopic Ultrasound and Therapeutic Endoscopy, University of Hamburg, Germany, 1992

Personal Information
When not at Virginia Mason, Dr. Koch can often be found on the pitch coaching soccer. He shares his love of travel, sports and the outdoors with his wife and three children.

On Patients
“I strive to provide excellent and empathic care while navigating the complexities inherent in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.”

On Specialty
“I am engaged in clinical research and the development of emerging endoscopic techniques with the hope of finding ever better and more effective treatment options.”

On Virginia Mason
“I am delighted to join the outstanding gastroenterologists and clinicians at Virginia Mason. Together we are committed to providing the best possible care for our patients.”

Professional Activities and Awards
Dr. Koch received a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University in New York.

Curriculum Vitae
Johannes Koch, MD - Curriculum Vitae