Dr. Helene M. Koch, DO

OB-GYN

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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.

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I relly appreciate the care and professionalism . The whole team is great.

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They were very thorough. Very nice. It was a little uncomfortable because there were so many people in the room during my exam and during the intake. It was a little overwhelming being shuttled room to room and being treated by 3-4 students and a PA at the same time. Everything was good and everyone was very nice but I would have felt much more comfortable with a one-on-one intake and a one-on-one physician.

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I was seen almost immediately. It was my first time going to the gynecologist so I was pretty nervous but everyone was very friendly and made me feel comfortable.

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Extremely supportive and kind.

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I had to translate to my aunt who had went in to see the Dr Koch, and she was patient & very friendly. I’d recommend her to everybody.

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I was very good !

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Good as usual ??

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Dr.Koch and her all staff was amazing. I was so nervous but overall it was a pleasant experience.

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I felt rushed and just a number. I went in for a birth control consultation and I felt like maybe she didn’t agree with it or this wasn’t her specialty. But I felt like even though she was late for my appointment I was the one being rushed and she left saying how experienced she was. I do not doubt her expertise but I felt like I couldn’t get the time of Day with her. And now I feel like it was such a waste of time because I’ve been calling nonstop to set up a follow up appointment. I can do that on easily accomplish this on zocdoc, but I was given specific instructions to call in the next time.

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I love Dr. Koch. She is very knowledgeable and takes time with all of her patients.

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I loved the personalities of everyone who was assigned to help me. The doctor was especially informative, funny and Quite knowledgeable! She walked me through everything she was going to do and what we needed to do in the future visit. Her assistant was super pleasant also informative and on top of her game!

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Dr. Koch is highly detailed and spends quality time with each patient. I have been a patient of hers for over 8 years and through a pregnancy. I wouldn’t want to go to anyone else!

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I think Dr. Koch’s medical team are by far the most classiest of professionals in the city. Very outstanding service from the time I checked in, during my exam, and after. The nurse made me at ease. I was seen by a Physician’s Assistant named Amanda, and she made me feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this doctor to any woman out there struggling to find a good gyno!

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Dr Koch and her staff was amazing! It was my first visit and I will definitely go back to her. :)

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Dr. Koch was very kind, friendly and resourceful. She recommended care in a timely ands professional manner. Her staff is also a delight. Everyone introduced themselves and seemed very interested in my care.

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She was very attentive and listened to all of my needs. Dr. Koch had a solution for all of my concerns. I will continue to visit her for my needs. n

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Doctor Koch was very professional and helpful. She worked very hard to make me feel comfortable and was very knowledgeable.

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If you want to feel ashamed for being a woman with valid questions or concerns this is the place for you. I was under the care of Koch during two very difficult times and I would never trust her again.

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I get nervous about OBGYN appointments and she was wonderful. So nice, thoughtful and knowledgeable!

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Dr. Koch is amazing. The whole staff is welcoming and friendly. I’ve been going there for years and they have always been responsive and understanding as well as extremely caring.

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Dr. Koch is a very thorough, patient, and understanding GYN doctor. She and her staff are very friendly and they advise you as to What health care they are providing and also what is needed! I Also like the fact that they brake things down in layman's terms for better understanding. I have referred at least 3 people to Dr. Koch, And they are still her patients.

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Very thorough

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My visit to Dr. Koch was pleasant and handled efficiently. I was referred for two scans, a mammogram and a dexascan. These were done on January 2nd. As of January 12th, I have yet to hear anything about my results from Dr. Koch's office, although I have left three voicemail requests and one email request through the portal.

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Dr. Koch is awesome.

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Awesome the Doctor knows what she is doing

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Dr Helene is good in understanding patient condition , hopefully they have given good precision.. waiting for positive results

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It is always a pleasure to be seen by Dr. Koch and her staff. I always feel confident that I am receiving the best care and concern. I would, and have, recommed this medical facility to others!

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I wish I didn’t have to rate Dr. Koch poorly, but a recent experience has changed my opinion of this office as a whole. Her bedside manner was fine, and all of her staff were polite and knowledgeable. However my insurance requires that my birth control now be delivered via mail order. They just needed a confirmation from the doctor. After 4 faxes from my insurance company and 3 voicemails from me, I still did not hear anything back. Thankfully I was able to have my pills rushed to the pharmacy, but only once. They have had no problem calling me from the same number to remind me to pay my copay (which I did). My experience was disappointing and I’ve been forced to change doctors so that I can work with someone I can trust to always be professional and responsive. This seems to be a common issue with Dr. Koch, according to her yelp reviews. I would never recommend Dr. Koch’s office to anyone.

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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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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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Outstanding experience. She is thorough, kind and caring.

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