Dr. Alvin Sanico, MD

Allergy & ImmunologyMaleAge 57

Allergy & Immunology

Dr. Alvin Sanico, MD is an Allergy & Immunology Specialist in Towson, MD and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sanico has extensive experience in Environmental Allergies. He graduated from University Of The City Of Manila, College Of Medicine in 1991. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Alvin Sanico, MD
6535 N Charles St Ste 200 Towson, MD 21204
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sanico

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sanico treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sanico treats other conditions, please contact the office at (410) 583-8393.

Environmental Allergies

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Animal Allergies
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Dr. Sanico's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Peanut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Dermatitis
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Hives
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Itchy Skin
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Patch Testing
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Radioallergosorbent Test
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sulfonamide Allergy
  • Toxic Effect of Venom

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Dr. Sanico accepts the following insurance:

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My experience was beyond what I could have ever expected with both Dr. Sanico and his staff. They were attentive and very friendly. Dr. Sanico spent a lot of time talking with me and encouraged questions (not something you get everywhere). He made me feel comfortable and was extremely thorough. An added bonus was his personality, which may not mean a lot to some people but it meant something to me. So far best experience I've ever had with a Physician!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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sandy tracey – Jul 21, 2022
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Dr. Sanico is the absolute best doctor I have ever gone to in my life. He is an excpetional doctor with a very professional office staff. I stared going to Dr. Sanico and the Asthma Allergy practice he runs about 5 years ago. What I find most exceptional about Dr. Sanico is that he is very, very thorough. He analyzes my chart and he asks a lot of questions and takes notes --he studies my history and genuinely shows care and concern and wants to improve my breathing and quality of life. He looks for patterns and takes his job very seriously. I started going to Dr. Sanico when I heard about a work colleague who almost died of an asthma related episode. Essentially, Dr. Sanico saved her life and has cared for her since. That inspired me to go to him, and I am so glad I did. I would highly recommend any patient go ASAP and Dr. Sanico. You will feel comforted that you are in the care of a very committed professional who cares.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mary Lynne Mullican – Jan 05, 2022
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I've seen Dr. Sanico twice within the last year, and I will not be going back to him again. I've been having random breakouts and swelling of my lips and eyes. He did some basic testing on the first visit that didn't yield any results. I went back a few days ago, because I had another episode. The entire time, he kept talking over me, or changing the subject. I didn't feel like he listened to or acknowledged my concerns. Having unknown reactions is scary; and I need a doctor that will listen, answer questions and show concern
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Sep 10, 2021
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I have been seeing Dr. Sanico for allergies and asthma now for about five years. I am from the midwest, and we moved here in my late 40s. My allergies are off the charts. But Dr. Sanico and his staff have been beyond kind, concerned and easy to work with. Appointments are easy to get scheduled, refills get done, billing is easy to deal with, and they are efficient. Moreover, his care is beyond wonderful. Can't say enough nice stuff about him and the staff.
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Stu – Jun 03, 2021
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I don’t recommend this Dr. Always was in a hurry, didn’t listen well and kept changing the subject. He pushed Flonase on me which didn’t go well for me. When I told him this on my follow up visit he kept saying-“I never heard of this “ and kept shoving a laminated sheet with similar meds in my face. Obviously he wasn’t listening. When I brought up my Flonase experience to a few friends over the next couple of months 2 of them said they had the same reaction as me to Flonase, that it felt like their heart was going to flip out of their chest, one contemplated going to the ER. That was my last visit with him.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Joe. Towson MD – Apr 07, 2021
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I love Dr Sanico, he is friendly and caring. Scheduling easy, staff great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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D.Walker – Sep 24, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • 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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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E. J. Overbeck-Geller in Baltimore, MD – Oct 10, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Alvin Sanico, MD is an Allergy & Immunology Specialist in Towson, MD and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sanico has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Allergy
  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Child & Adolescent Allergy
  • Internal Medicine
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Pediatric Allergy
  • Pediatric Allergy & Asthma
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Board Certifications

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
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Awards

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

Media & Publications

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

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What are Dr. Alvin Sanico, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sanico frequently treats Environmental Allergies. See all practice areas where Dr. Sanico specializes.

Where is Dr. Alvin Sanico, MD's office located?

Dr. Sanico's office is located at 6535 N Charles St Ste 200, Towson, MD 21204. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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6535 N Charles St Ste 200 Towson, MD 21204
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