Former Lufkin ISD Student Returns Home to Practice Medicine


It’s been more than ten years since he received his high school diploma from Lufkin ISD.  Now after graduating from Texas A & M University and earning a medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Joseph Koch, M.D. is returning home to begin a career in family medicine. The Lufkin native is the newest member of Memorial’s Medical Staff.

“It's so great to be back home in Lufkin! My grandfather, J.C. Koch, also grew up here and returned to practice medicine after he finished residency. His example created the same desire in me, and when leaving Lufkin for college twelve years ago, I knew that coming home to Lufkin and caring for the people I grew up with was my goal. I'm very excited to be back and we look forward to practicing medicine here for many years.

Dr. Koch is board certified in family medicine, specializing in the treatment of adults and children.  He and his wife, Dr. Rebekah Koch, a psychiatrist, recently opened the Tall Pines Family Clinic at 1105 West Frank Street in Lufkin—medical suite 280 located on the second floor of Memorial’s Medical Arts Pavilion. 

Dr. Koch returns to Angelina County from Central Texas where he worked as a family practitioner at Scott and White Hospital and the Waco Family Health Center.  Prior to his clinic experience, Dr. Koch served as the Chief Resident in Family Medicine at the McLennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation.  

To learn more about Joseph Koch, M.D. and Rebekah Koch, M.D., please visit memorialhealth.org/find a physician.  New patients are now being accepted by calling 936-639-4393.  Dr Joseph Koch accepts most insurance.

Publish Date: 

Monday, September 10, 2012

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