Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Kocher enjoys working with patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors. She has a special interest in providence obstetric care, and care for the family as a whole.

Dr. Kocher earned her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland and completed her internship and residency at Family Medicine of Southwest Washington. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, biking and knitting.

Areas of expertise

Family Medicine with obstetrics

Education
Medical degree: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.
Internship/residency: Family Medicine of Southwest Washington, Vancouver, Wash.
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • General practice
  • Obstetrics
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger, Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 11 and Younger, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 11 and Younger, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, hiatal, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Inguinal hernia, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Kidney stones, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rashes, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.9 out of 5 (71 Ratings, 30 Comments)

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05/24/2016
First time with my new provider. She was fantastic. I was very comfortable with her. I am very happy to have her as my new doctor!
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05/11/2016
She always listens & respects knowledge of how I feel.
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05/10/2016
Dr Kocher is one of the best. She is a very good listener, and is great at explaining things so they are easy to understand.
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05/04/2016
nothing bad about my provider. just wish I could have the same Medical Assistant.
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05/03/2016
She took the time needed to answer all my questions and gave me all the information I needed. The Best Dr. I've ever had. It's obvious she really cares about her patients.
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04/25/2016
Dr. Kocher was on-time, kind, knowledgeable, and very sweet. I was very impressed! And very glad to have her as my new PCP.
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04/19/2016
Everything seem very good! There's nothing else I can say. Very good!
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04/17/2016
[...] I met Dr Kocher when she was 1st starting her practice and was so blown away at the fact she seemed to really listen and care about my health, she took into consideration that I knew my body very well and trusted my instincts instead of pooh poohing them and making me feel less educated then her. When my mother was diagnosed with cancer I took her to Dr Kocher for a 2nd opinion and she refereed her to a specialist My mother was given days/weeks to live and as a result to Dr Kocher and her recommendation to providence specialist and care she went on to survive another 4 years. After regaining health care several years later I chose Providence for one and only one reason Dr Kristen Kocher , she is a gem and one of the best in the medical field that I have ever come across [...]
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03/28/2016
I've always had great experiences with all the doctors and staff at Providence Gateway. I refer my friends and coworkers to this clinic because the doctors are knowledgable, personable, and caring. I am currently pregnant and Dr. Kocher has been helpful in answering all my questions and reassuring me that all is going well with me and baby.
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03/15/2016
Dr Kocher is the best of the best. I suffer from the "white coat syndrome" [...] and my anxiety is reduced knowing that I will be seeing her. I hope you appreciate her and treat her well.
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03/15/2016
I lost [...] pounds and Dr. Kocher not only noticed but took time to commend me for my efforts. She also took time to recheck my blood pressure. Dr. Kocher is extremely caring for me as a patient.
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02/16/2016
During my visit, I always feel I am the doctor's first priority. She seems interested in me as a person, not simply a patient ID number.
 

01/17/2016
Dr. Kocher was very friendly, cheerful but sympathetic to my case. Very personable.
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01/14/2016
Very compassionate, caring and listens to every word you have to say.
90

12/22/2015
Dr. Kocher is awesome! I feel very lucky to have been able to get her as my doctor. She is kind, makes things not feel awkward, extremely friendly, and I trust her. Would recommend her to anyone.
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12/04/2015
Dr Kocher and her staff have consistently been professional, courteous,on top of their game. Which is why I have gone to her since 2005.
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11/24/2015
wonderful Doctor.
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11/22/2015
I've had negative experiences with doctors in the past. Dr. Kocher is the first physician that I've had that isn't dismissive when I have questions (even silly or stupid questions), and listens to my concerns. She is respectful and reassuring. I'm so happy to have found her.
100

11/09/2015
Dr. Kocher is the BEST doctor I"ve ever had. I feel as though she is a friend as well as my doctor.
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11/03/2015
Dr Kocher is wonderful! She is so helpful and knowledgable, I never feel rushed when I come in for an appointment. its always great to see her.
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10/27/2015
She is always so cheerful. I like the relationship we've built over the years.
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10/04/2015
Dr. Kocher is always able to calm me down prior to procedures. She is absolutely the best!
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09/29/2015
Doctor Kocher always listens to my thoughts about my health and we have been a team to get my issues under control. I alway have been very comfortable talking with her. I trust her completely
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09/27/2015
Dr Kristin Kocher is the absolute BEST! I travel about 48 miles to see her and she is worth the milage.
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09/23/2015
Dr KOCHER is an excellent physician. She is personable, respectful, and has common sense.
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09/03/2015
Dr.Kocher is the best family doctor ever. 9sh is always attentive to me and my family and always take the time to answer any questions we may have. She is professional and personable and rhat is a great quality to have as a family doctor for sure!!
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08/23/2015
Dr. K is amazing and I really enjoy seeing her when I need to. She is very attentive to your needs and explains issues so I understand. Also, love the MyChart on-line system so I can communicate with her without making an appointment.
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08/23/2015
Dr. Kocher listens, explains thoroughly, makes asking questions easy and is the best dr I've ever had.
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08/22/2015
I have been with Dr. Kocher for a number of years because she is the best provider I have ever had.
90

08/16/2015
always ready to help