Dr. Alvin Sanico, MD

Allergy & Asthma •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Sanico
Telehealth services available

Asthma Sinus & Allergy Program

6535 N Charles St Towson, MD 21204

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(410) 583-8393

Dr. Alvin Sanico, MD is a Allergy & Asthma Specialist in Towson, MD and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sanico has more experience with Environmental Allergies and Upper Respiratory Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of The City Of Manila, College Of Medicine medical school in 1991. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sanico to book an appointment.


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Dr. Sanico accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Practice Areas

Environmental Allergies

Compare with other Environmental Allergies specialists.

Typically treats 90% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pollen Allergy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanico treats Pollen Allergy more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Sanico treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Animal Allergies
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanico treats Animal Allergies more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Sanico treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanico treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Sanico treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 52% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanico treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Sanico treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanico treats Sinusitis more than 55% of their peers

Dr. Sanico treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

Acute Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanico treats Acute Sinusitis more than 41% of their peers

Dr. Sanico treats this condition more than 41% of their peers

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Dr. Sanico's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dysphagia
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Headache
  • Hives
  • Itchy Skin
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Nosebleed
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tonsillitis
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Vocal Cord Nodule

Dr. Sanico's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sanico

3.2

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
47.05882352941177%
(8)
4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
11.764705882352942%
(2)
1 Star
35.294117647058826%
(6)
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (14)
  • Appointment scheduling (13)
  • Office environment (13)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (9)
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
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I just had an appointment with Dr. Sanico. I felt he rushed my appointment. When he asked me a question, if I tried to answer it with more than a couple of words, he interrupted me and talked over me. I wouldn't go back.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Jun 29, 2020
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I was trying to give this doc the benefit of the doubt with my first visit in which I wasn't too fond of how he treated me then....but now I see he doesn't have my best interest at heart. I am just another number(patient) to him. My asthma constantly keeps me coughing and shortness of breath even before this coronavirus has hit the US so I am more worried about my health. I have had multiple times where I needed to go to the ER and urgent care because of it. He doesn't want to write up a doctor's note so that I can telework due to the coronavirus (which is allowed at my job if I have a condition such as asthma or any underlying disease) because he isn't sure I have asthma, but wants me to continue to use my asthma medication. Well then why do you have me continuing to use my asthma medication if you aren't sure I have asthma? His explanation for anything is confusing. I miss my old doctor...good doctor's who actually care about their patients health are hard to come by nowadays.
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Mar 16, 2020
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I visited Dr. Sanico for the first time last month. While he seemed knowledgeable, he did not listen to me and my concerns, and promptly went off to treat another issue that I did not come in to see him for. I've had a longstanding medical issue, that is causing me extreme discomfort, and he didn't want to address it at all, he merely shrugged it off and didn't listen to what I was telling him. Based on my experience, I did not return for any further appointments.
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Silver Spring, MD – Jun 22, 2017
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I was under the care of another Asthma specialist for several years. However, I felt that not only was I not improving to my satisfaction-- my former doctor did not communicate well and explain what was actually going on during my visits. I switched to Dr. Sanico after learning how he helped someone I know. I am extremely pleased with my results and he always explains and shows me what is actually happening.
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Biography

Dr. Alvin Sanico, MD is a Allergy & Asthma Specialist in Towson, MD and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sanico has more experience with Environmental Allergies and Upper Respiratory Conditions than other specialists in his ...Read more

Specialties

  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Allergy
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Child & Adolescent Allergy
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Pediatric Allergy
  • Pediatric Allergy & Asthma
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Education

1998
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Good Samaritan Hospital
Internship Hospital
1991
University Of The City Of Manila, College Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
University Of The Philippines Health Science Center
Medical School

Awards

  • Top Doctor in Baltimore-Washington, U.S. News & World Report, 2012
  • Top Doctor published in Baltimore Magazine, 2010

Media & Publications

  • Is There Such a Thing as a Hypoallergenic Dog?,
  • Hampstead youth learns to live with asthma,
  • Taking a Mound of Salt,
  • Armed Against Allergies,
  • Lack Of Rain Exacerbates Fall Allergies,
  • Allergy and Sinusitis, 7/25/05

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Asthma Sinus & Allergy Program

Asthma Sinus Allergy Program, LLC6535 N Charles St Towson, MD 21204
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