San Francisco-Peninsula ENT Associates  

Care Philosophy
We hope to create a healing environment within which can develop a patient-physician relationship of mutual understanding and mutual responsibility; we hope to assist you in maintaining an optimal level of wellness and quality of life and encourage you to remain actively involved in all aspects of your specialty care. Basic common conditions should ideally be discussed with your primary care physician prior to scheduling a visit with a specialist.

Dr. Kmucha is board-certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and in the subspecialty of ear, nose and throat allergy; this broad specialty covers all medical and surgical treatments of all problems involving the ear, nose, throat and associated structures in both children and adults. Dr. Kmucha also has a law degree specializing in health and healthcare law.


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

NEW PRODUCTS AVAILABLE: 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.

REDUCE EAR AND SINUS INFECTIONS IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN: Two new products are available in our office which reduce the number of bacteria in the nose, sinuses, throat, and ear.  A simple nasal rinse for adults and an oral solution for younger children.  Please ask during your next visit.

Dr. Kmucha accepts the following PPO contracts: Admar, Aetna, AHC, Beech Street, Blue Cross thru Multiplan, Blue Shield, BPS, Choicecare/Humana, CIGNA, CIGNA/Multiplan, Formost, Health Network, Health Management Network, Interplan, MedNetwork, Multiplan, Prime Health Services, ProAmerica, PHA, PHCS, Three Rivers, UP&UP, and USA MCO.  We are NOT contracted with any Anthem/Blue Cross plan. We are a member of Hills Physicians' Group and the Chinese Community Health Plan.

Dr. Kmucha has appeared on many occasions on KRON 4 television and KGO radio. In April 2010, Dr. Kmucha and his staff were chosen as one of the "Best in the Bay" by a poll of the KRON 4 viewers.

Dr. Kmucha, a member of the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, was appointed to the AAO-HNS BOG Rules and Regulations Committee in February 2006 and served a two year term; in 2008, he was appointed to the BOG Public Relations Committee for a two year term.

In January 2006, Dr. Kmucha was chosen as the only physician member of the 9 county San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District Advisory Council.

Dr. Kmucha continues as a consultant to the California Medical Association (CMA) Committee on Quality Care thru 2010; he also serves on CMA's Council on Legislation thru 2010.  He continues as a consultant to the Medical Board of California.  He also continues as an instructor at Stanford University in the Division of Otolaryngology.

In 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009, Dr. Kmucha was recognized by the American Academy of Otolaryngology as an outstanding leader in his specialty.