Dr. Hermes Koop was born in Baghdad, Iraq to Dutch parents and traveled 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.
Dr. Koop moved with his family to Naples in 1992. He was a founding member of Anchor Health Centers and he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the NCH Healthcare System. For six years he served as President of the Medical Staff of NCH and he has also served as Chairman of the Credentials Committee. He has achieved Fellowship in the American College of Physicians. Dr. Koop was 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 water activities as a family, especially sailing and fishing. They also enjoy traveling and visiting with family, especially Dr. Koop's family in the Netherlands and Joan's family in Texas.
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