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Dr. Rick Koch

Bend, OR
22 years experience male



Bend, OR


1501 ne medical center drive, Bend, OR

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Non-invasive, board certified Cardiologist in Bend Oregon. Enjoy partnering with my patients in achieving maximal quality of life while empowering them in managing their diagnoses. Did you know it is estimated that 80% of adverse cardiac events from CAD are preventable? CAD is #1 killer of men and women in the U.S. Let's partner together to change this!

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Aug 20, 2013
Dr. Koch is a caring doctor who offers his patients his all. He's knowledgeable and experienced but, most of all, his spirit of service lives through his work. I have met him personally and would reco...Read More
Jul 21, 2013
Knowledgeable and caring, family man and doctor. I am comfortable sending patients that need a high caliber heart specialist.
Jul 6, 2013
I appreciate Dr. Koch's concise answers to complicated questions. He's a great doctor we're lucky to have on HealthTap!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have all of the symptoms of (CMD) for 4 months now. But, the doctors in my area are very ignorant and arrogant. The EKG and Echocardiogram have missed this. But, I kno...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I'm lost and very afraid and I have no insurance here in Canada some one please help me my heart hurts I keep getting random pulses all ove
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for quick reply. I have an appt with a cardiologist in June & now I have a better idea of what's going on & can discuss w/doc.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1999MD


2002 University of Chicago Hospital’s “Best of the Best” nominee for Internal Medicine Housestaff 1999 Catherine Dobson Prize, Best Oral Presentation, 53rd Annual Senior Scientific Session, Biological Sciences Division, University of Chicago 1995 Hewlett-Packard Star Award for Outstanding Achievement 1989 Graduated Cum Laude Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1988 Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society 1988 Eta Kappa Nu, National Electrical Engineering Honor Society 1985-1989 Dean’s List of Distinguished Students, all semesters
Patents: 5,161,535 “Medical Ultrasound Imaging System Having a Partitioned Menu”; Short and Koch; Nov. 10 1992. 5,322,067 “Method and Apparatus for Determining the Volume of a Body Cavity in Real Time”; Prater, Banta and Koch; Jun. 21 1994. 5,533,510 “Real-Time Endocardial Displacement Display”; Koch and Prater; Jul09 1996.
2002-12 Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine #214151 2005-15 Board Certified, Comprehensive Echocardiography #2005-453 2005-15 Board Certified, Nuclear Cardiology # 4007 2006-16 Board Certified, Cardiovascular Diseases #214151 2008-18 Board Certified, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography #0337


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