Dr. Helene M. Koch, DO

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Annual Pap Smear / GYN Exam
25 Bala Avenue, Ste 205, Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004

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Helene Koch is an engaging and bright OB-GYN based in Bala Cynwyd, PA, conveniently located near the city and suburbs of Philadelphia. Dr. Koch is an alumna of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she earned her medical degree and accomplished her residency in obstetrics and gynecology. A native of Philadelphia, she also completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Koch has had considerable experience with a catalogue of women's health issues such as vaginal infections, acute and chronic in nature, abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, depression, sexually transmitted infections, birth control options, weight management and osteoporosis. She develops long-lasting relationships with her patients and is there when they need her. She has an expansive referral base to colleagues in University settings. Dr. Koch insists on her patients being well-informed decision makers on issues affecting their health and well-being. Consequently she is always transparent with them, and her consultations are routinely very thorough and precise. Her highest priority is making sure that the needs and comfort of her patients are always met. Simone Holden PA-C, is an experienced PA, having spent the past two years in Emergency care at a major hospital. Simone is compassionate and bright, and will take the time to listen and help you resolve any issues. For your yearly exam or a consultation or a problem visit, we are here to help YOU.

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I’ve been seeing Dr. Koch for 15 years, I absolutely love her and all of her staff! Highly recommend!

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Dr.Koch & her team are awesome!

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Dr. Koch and her staff were absolutely wonderful, so knowledgable and so caring.

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Great first appointment. Very helpful, thorough, and professional. Felt comfortable through the entire appointment.

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I will give credit where credit is due; Dr. Koch is very thorough, gives patients the time of day, and clinical knowledge is excellent. I can tell she has a lot of experience and is intelligent. Front desk staff, Amber, was very sweet, and PA students were also very kind and patient. I waited about 2 hours to finally see Dr. Koch. I am very patient, and this didn't bother me much. What did bother me was the passive aggressive comments that were made towards me and the bedside manner, in my opinion as a client, was very poor. I am a mental health professional, and in my work, I strongly believe in a non-judgemental approach, especially in such sensitive topics as gynecology, women's issues, and sexuality. I felt very judged by the way she responded to my response of how many sexual partners I have had. I believe this is a personal choice and I am a very safe and smart adult. She told me, "You need to make better choices". I felt insulted...and I had no problem letting her know. There is another way to express your concern about my number of partners, which is irrelevant, because what she didn't ask about was my patterns and how safe I was. You could have 1 partner, but you could get an STD if you don't protect yourself... She was nice enough to go into detail about the results of my Dexa scan (revealing mild osteopenia), and later in the appointment made a comment that "25 year olds shouldn't have osteopenia but that's from the poor choices you made when you were younger". Oh, sorry, Doctor. I didn't realize you were misinformed about eating disorders and how they are an actual disease, not a choice. Please tell me what I can do to treat my condition, not bash me for having it. Additionally, I am a woman in recovery from an ED (obviously), and I am finally at a point in my life where I am body positive. She was telling me about foods I could eat for a nutritious diet, ensuring a lot of calcium and vitamin D, and she stated, "Well, you look like you eat well." Okay, maybe I do, but just because I "look" like I eat well, doesn't mean I do. AT ALL. That comment was not okay. I think it would be helpful for her to take a refresher course in bedside manner, empathy, and mental illnesses. She told me, "I care about my patients" but these actions were a bit traumatizing to me; I am thinking about it as I work a full day with clients struggling with mental health and thinking about the stigmas like this that they face. This review is to bring awareness to the community that THIS IS NOT OKAY. Dr. Koch apologized multiple times, but there was part of me that doubted her sincerity. I will be looking at other OB-GYNs. I went here last year and was very satisfied (saw PA, Simone), but I am now very disappointed with the office and will be looking elsewhere for my yearly appointments.

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Outstanding experience. She is thorough, kind and caring.

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Dr. Koch is the most thorough and kind gynecologist I have had in my life. At times I do wait longer in the waiting room than I would like, but she is worth the wait!

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Very knowledgeable and professional staff. Dr. Koch has a nice personality and wonderful bedside manner. I'm glad I found such a great obgyn so close to my home!

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The office is a bit disorganized, there needs to be more efficiency.

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Dr. Koch and staff were wonderful. Everyone was so kind and eager to please. I also loved that their were quite a few PA's in training, shoes that the Dr is very patient and a sharer of knowledge. Plus, the new kids on the block want to please, so in my opinion it is a win for everyone involved.

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She wasn't really cool!! Was great at explaining everything & made me feel very comfortable!! Thank you!!!

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I was disappointed in my appointment here. Doctor Koch is so brash and did not listen to a word I had to say. I am planning on going somewhere else.

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Dr Koch was thorough and her bedside manner is top notch.

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Good visit .

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All though I have to wait 30 minutes or more for my doctor to see me,She was very thourogh and And had great bedside manner and she explained everything to me in layman's terms.She was very knowledgeable of my past history and could adjust my medications to my current conditions .

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All is perfect

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Dr. Koch and her team are always knowledgeable. Dr. Koch is very thorough and makes sure that you understand everything she's checking and why. I highly recommend Dr. Koch.

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Dr. Koch and her staff was fantastic, while I waited for a while to be seen it was understandable since they had just gotten a new system for the office... everyone was very apologetic for it taking so long and made sure I got out of their at a reasonable time

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Loved the doctor and staff. Seems they had a busy day because I had a longer than average wait. But will definitely be back!

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Good visit however, do not like interns in the exam room while I'm being examined. Really did not care for that and will address during next visit.

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Dr. Koch is wonderful. Love her. She uses student assistant's which is admirable but they can be inconsistent. The wait time was awful which is why I would be cautious recommending her. I waited two hours to be seen and that unreliability would be a problem for a lot of people who cannot tolerate that impact on their schedule. It made me feel disrespected.

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I love them

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I love Dr Koch and her staff, but the wait time makes me never want to come back!

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I was super impressed with Dr. Koch. First off, I came right from work to my appointment and ended up being an hour early and she managed to not only move up my appointment time but also saw me almost immediately. She got right to the point and was extremely knowledgeable about my options. Secondly, she actually read my file! I don't know about anyone else but usually when I see a doctor I'm constantly repeating everything about myself to the nurse and the doctor every time I go in. The fact that she already knew my concerns before I even asked was a very welcome surprise. Overall, I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a OBGYN, she's definitely the best I've been to.

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Omg, it was and always amazing, informative, you will know and trust that you are in good hands with your health concerns.

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Helene Koch is thorough, warm and caring. Two thumbs up!

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Dr. Koch is a very professional, kind and knowledgeable doctor.

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Been seeing Dr Koch for about 13 years. She's seen me through three deliveries! The best!

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All of the staff were really nice. Everything was clean and timely.

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I felt like the series of questions asked prior to seeing the doctor were ridiculously extensive, invasive and some not relevant to the appointment. There were way too many people in the room during the procedure. 4 people including myself was a little much for the tiny exam room. I felt the doctor spoke to me in terms I didn't understand, didn't explain much. Pushed a lot pills/medications on me and made inappropriate comments about how I shave my pubic area with everyone in the room. I left there feeling really uncomfortable overall.

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Dr. Koch is great! Her team does a thorough job and they do their best to make you feel comfortable. Definately the type of doctor you'd like to keep for a while!

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Everyone was nice and the office was very comfortable. Will be making this my go to office.

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Very professional. I have been here several times and she has always been helpful and you can tell she cares a lot about her patients.

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I LOVE Dr. Koch she truly cares about my overall health, she doesn't rush through like some Dr's. Her assistant Savannah is fantastic and always helpful. The support staff was very friendly.

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Dr. Koch put me right at ease and was very efficient while still being compassionate and giving me her utmost attention. Didn't have a long wait at all and everyone in her office is very attentive and polite. I'll never go to another ob/gyno!

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I arrived for my 7:30pm appointment a half hour early. I waited for an hour and a half before i was finally brought back around 8:30. It took a half hour from than to answer all new patient questions and have my exam done by Dr. Koch. I was very happy with all the staff I talked with and the professionalism and knowledge of Dr. Koch but the wait time was ridiculous. 2 hours total spent at the doctor is not how anyone plans to spend their evening. This really made my expierence here horrible and I hope this is not something that happens regularly.

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Dr. Koch was the coolest dr I had ever met in my life. She was dressed cool, her attitude was so sweet, and you can tell she really cared.Look forward to seeing her in a couple of weeks for my results.

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She is professional, smart, and funny

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Dr koch and her staff are all so pleasant!! My wait time was minimal and she made sure I left my appt with all questions answered.

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I have seen Dr. Koch for many years and she is wonderful! Extremely knowledgeable and personable. Very nice office and staff.