Dr. Sanford Yankow, MD

Dr. Sanford Yankow, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 79
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Sanford Yankow, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Edgewood, NM. He is 79 years old and has been practicing for 48 years.

1851 Old US 66 Ste A

Edgewood, NM 87015

Contact Information

(505) 286-2396

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • Presbyterian Health Plan

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Dr. Yankow's Experience

Dr. Yankow's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Perimenopause
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse


  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Thyroid Screening

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for New Mexico.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yankow's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yankow to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Yankow's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Edgewood, NM |
Are we talking about the same person here? I took my elderly mother to see him when she first moved to into the area as she was experiencing a sudden onset of hip pain and I had not yet been able to find her a primary care physician. After examining the x-rays, he referred her to a Physical Therapist. She ended up wanting him as her primary. They get along well and he understands the issues of aging, dementia, and caretaking. He also has a really offbeat sense of humor.
Albuquerque, NM |
Had my first appointment with Yankow. When he walked in (45 minutes late) I said "Hello, please to meet you." His response: "No, I don't meet patients, I just exam them. Meeting them makes me uncomfortable." WHAT?!? He then rudely proceeded to ask me (3 times) who I was, where I was from and why I was living in this town!! VERY POOR bedside manners. He also was rude to his NA right in front of me. I quickly got my basic annual exam, prescription refills, referrals and ran. Will find a new PCP!
in Edgewood, NM |
I went to see yankow about my deep depression and he said he won't help me and told me to leave. He is unprofessional and Inconsiderate. Don't go see him ever.
Edgewood, NM |
I visited Dr. Yankow not knowing his specialty, but as a primary care doctor in order to obtain new yearly precscriptions for ongoing meds. In two visits he never checked my heart, lungs, ears, etc, and did not answer my questions or comments directly but talked around them . When I went back for the 2nd appt, for his annual he was going to do a pelvic exam in order to renew blood pressure, cholesterol , and arthritis meds. I walked out.
in Tijeras, NM |
Dr Yankow refused to investigate my concern regarding my Thyroid health. I explained to him that I have had unusual mood swings, depresion and weight gain. He said, why would I do that? The reason you're fat is because you shove too much food down your throat.
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Dr. Yankow accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Presbyterian Health Plan

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