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Dr. Stefan Zechowy, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Zechowy

Northern Califoria Medical Associates

1701 4th St Ste 120 Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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(707) 523-7025


Dr. Stefan Zechowy, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Santa Rosa, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland At Baltimore / Professional Schools in 1996 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at top hospital . Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Zechowy accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
HealthPartners
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Simplifi
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Zechowy's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ear Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zechowy treats Ear Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Zechowy treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zechowy treats Sinusitis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Zechowy treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zechowy treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Zechowy treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Zechowy's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Zechowy's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zechowy

4.7

Based on 68 reviews

5 Stars
89.70588235294117%
(61)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(2)
2 Stars
4.411764705882353%
(3)
1 Star
2.9411764705882355%
(2)

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Longest wait times ever. Dr. Zechowy does not make eye contact, is dismissive, and rarely leaves me feeling like he cares about my complaints.
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This is a great doctor. He is very thorough, very intelligent and probably the best doctor i’ve seen in awhile. I’d give him 10 stars. cj gehring
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Doctor Zechowy is a wonderful doctor but his staff is extremely rude and unprofessional. Specifically, the two women working in the front desk. received nothing but negativity and unacceptable behavior from these two. Did not feel welcome at all because of them. Consider replacing for better business doc.
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Was not helpful at all. After reading positive reviews here, I went to him about a painful ear problem that had been ailing me for over a year. The advice I received was to try some Sudafed and (may personal favorite) wear a hat. Maybe he thought I was exaggerating? He seemed to be in a hurry to rush me out. It was a big disappointment because I had to save to go see him in the first place, now I have to start over to go see another specialist when I can. Scheduling was a nightmare as well.
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Dr Zechowy talks very quickly and uses large words that are hard to understand. He does not seems very thorough when explaining CT scans and MRI's. I leave feeling more confused than when I came in. Still having the same problems with my ear, and the problem is worse if anything.
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About Me

He is a board-certified otolaryngologist and enjoys and practices all aspects of otolaryngology (ENT - Ear, Nose, Throat and Head & Neck Surgery). His areas of special interest and expertise include nasal and sinus surgery, ear surgery, sleep apnea surgery, as well as thyroid surgery.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

New England Med Center Hosps
Residency Hospital
1996
University Of Maryland At Baltimore / Professional Schools
Medical School
1996

Awards

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66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)