Biography & Education


Dr. Kocher enjoys working with patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors. She has a special interest in providing 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

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

Care Locations


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


Patient Ratings and Comments
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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 (67 Ratings, 28 Comments)


office did not get back to me when I left a message on the recorder. I waited a week and a half before calling again.

Dr Kocher has my absolute trust. She has always treated me well , she has gone above and beyond the average doctor. I am very happy with her as my care provider.

Kristen kocker has been my doctor since I came to United States and she is one of the amazing doctors I have ever seen...

She's amazing! Always willing to listen and answers every question.

I always recommend Dr Kocher to all my friends and family

Dr. Kocher is by far the Best Primary Doctor I have experienced in my adult life!!

She's always willing to answer any questions I've got and always kind, caring and considerate!

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!

She always listens & respects knowledge of how I feel.

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.

nothing bad about my provider. just wish I could have the same Medical Assistant.

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.

Dr. Kocher was on-time, kind, knowledgeable, and very sweet. I was very impressed! And very glad to have her as my new PCP.

Everything seem very good! There's nothing else I can say. Very good!

[...] 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 [...]

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Kocher was very friendly, cheerful but sympathetic to my case. Very personable.

Very compassionate, caring and listens to every word you have to say.

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.

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.

wonderful Doctor.

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.

Dr. Kocher is the BEST doctor I"ve ever had. I feel as though she is a friend as well as my doctor.

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.

She is always so cheerful. I like the relationship we've built over the years.