Dr. Dr. Hermes Koop was born in Baghdad, Iraq to Dutch parents and travelled the world while growing up. He lived in the Middle East, the Netherlands, England, Nigeria and the United States before finishing high school in Australia. He became an American citizen in 1984. After completing his undergraduate studies at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, he attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at the Good Samaritan Medical Center and V.A. Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
He has been board certified in Internal Medicine since 1987 and became board certified in Critical Care Medicine in 1991.
After practicing for four years near San Antonio Texas, Dr. Koop moved his family to Naples in 1992. He has practiced in both solo and group practice settings over the years prior to starting his current concierge practice in 2009. He has been very active and proud of his affiliation with the NCH Healthcare System. For six years he served as President of the Medical Staff and he has also served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Chairman of the Credentials Committee. He is served on the Board of Trustees for the NCH Healthcare System between 2009 and 2016. He is now actively involved with the development of the NCH Internal Medicine Residency Program (NCH Residency) which is due to start in July 2017. This will start the path of the NCH system toward becoming an academic institution.
Dr. Koop achieved Fellowship in the American College of Physicians in 1992. He was honored to be recognized as the NCH Healthcare Physician of the Year in 2006.
Dr. Koop is married and has four children. His wife Joan, a registered nurse, has helped manage his practice over the years. They had triplet boys in 1988 named Nico, Hans and Andree. The boys were followed by a daughter, Anneke, in 1990. The Koops enjoy traveling, sailing and visiting with family, especially Dr. Koop's family in the Netherlands and Joan's family in Texas.