Telephone calls are preferred as we can provide customized and faster responses. Do not use email for urgent matters. 

WELCOME: We first want to welcome you to our site and to our practice. We also want to share with you our philosophy about our role in your healthcare.

CARE PHILOSOPHY: We hope to create a healing environment within which can develop a patient-physician relationship of mutual understanding, mutual responsibility and shared decision-making. Despite your condition or illness, we hope to assist you in maintaining an optimal level of wellness and quality of life. We encourage you to remain actively involved in all aspects of your specialty healthcare. Basic common conditions may need no medical care at all, and your problems and concerns should, ideally, be discussed with your primary care physician prior to scheduling a visit with a specialist.

SPECIALTY CARE: Dr. Kmucha is board-certified in the medical specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and in the subspecialty of ear, nose and throat (otolaryngic) allergy. He also has additional training in otology. sleep medicine and in facial plastic/cosmetic surgery. These broad medical specialties cover all medical and surgical treatments for children and adults of all problems and conditions involving the ear, nose, throat, head and neck and associated structures. Dr. Kmucha also holds a law degree specializing in health and healthcare law.

NEWS:

LOST YOUR SENSE OF SMELL (olfaction)? A June 2009 medical study found significant improvement from a medication used in the past for treatment of asthma for patients who had lost some or all of their sense of smell; call for more information and an appointment to discuss whether this medication is right for you.

REDUCE EAR AND SINUS INFECTIONS IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS NATURALLY: Two new products are available in our office which can reduce the number of bacteria living in the ear, nose, sinuses and throat. A simple, safe, natural nasal rinse for adults and children as well as an oral rinse for children are now available. Please ask at your next visit.

NEW PRODUCTS FOR THE HEALTH OF THE INNER EAR: Improving the blood supply to the inner ear may slow age-related hearing loss, reduce tinnitus and minimize imbalance. Two new products are now available; please ask during your next visit.

PREFER HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES TO STANDARD PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS? For your convenience, we now carry an assortment of the excellent products from the Boiron and HEEL companies; please ask for more information about these products for allergy, colds, flu, sinus, cough and other common complaints.

TIRED OF THE DRAINAGE IN YOUR THROAT FROM YOUR USUAL NASAL AND SINUS RINSE? Try the new ANDAS Inhalator! This new device provides natural inhalation therapy for nasal and sinus congestion and for the relief of many other symptoms of respiratory discomforts. In stock now.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

After 25 years practicing in the San Francisco, Daly City and Burlingame area, Dr. Kmucha is moving on to the next stage in his professional career.

Effective 1/29/2016, Dr. Kmucha will close his office in Daly City. He plans to move his practice to the Wine Country. After that date, appointments with Dr. Kmucha will be available in two locations:

1) 1100 Trancas Street, Ste 201, Napa CA 707-251-3608 and 2) 108 Lynch Creek Way, Ste 7, Petaluma CA 707-303-8357.

 

In 2015, Dr. Kmucha was again chosen one of America's Best Doctors by the National Consumer Advisory Board.

In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Kmucha was chosen as one of the top Otolaryngologists in San Francisco by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals. 

In 2012, Dr. Kmucha was chosen one of the "Best Doctors in the San Francisco Bay Area" by the viewers of KTVU Channel 2.

In 2012, Dr. Kmucha was chosen one of the "Best Doctors in the San Francisco Bay Area" by the viewers of KRON Channel 4

Dr. Kmucha was again a guest on KRON 4 "Medical Monday" on January 17, 2011.

Every year since 2003, Dr. Kmucha has been recognized as one of the Top Doctors in America by the Consumers' Research Council; in 2011, Dr Kmucha was recognized by the Council as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors.

As many patients have no insurance or have lost their insurance through no fault or choice of their own, we do provide a fee schedule for patients who wish to pay cash for their services; this fee schedule can be found elsewhere on this website.

We do charge for missed appointments; our entire financial policy (and your obligations should you accept this policy) will br provided to you in writing at the time of your first visit to the office and can be found elsewhere on this website.

Dr. Kmucha is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and serves as chairman of the Committee on Governance and Society Engagement; he also serves on AAO-HNS Media and Public Relations Committee.

Since 2011, Dr. Kmucha has been the President of the California Otolaryngology Society. In each year from 2005-2016, Dr. Kmucha was recognized by the AAO-HNS as one of the leaders in his medical specialty. In 2010, Dr. Kmucha was appointed to the AAO-HNS Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Working Group.

Dr. Kmucha currently serves as the chairman of  the California Medical Assocation subcommittee on Professional Liabiliity and also serves on CMA's Committee on Ethical, Legal and Judicial Affairs. In the past, Dr. Kmucha served as the otolaryngology representative on CMA's Council on Scientific Affairs, served as chairman and, later, consultant to CMA's Committee on Quality Care, and served for man years on CMA's Council on Legislation.

He continues to serve as a consultant to the Medical Board of California, and for The Doctors Company. Dr. Kmucha is a member of the Board of Directors of HSAG, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization in California. He also serves as an adjunct clinical instructor at Stanford University in the Division of Otolaryngology.