Dr. Sanford Yankow, MD


Family Medicine | Male

Mcleod Medical Center 1851 Old US 66 Ste A Edgewood, NM 87015 Get Directions
Dr. Sanford Yankow, MD
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.

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Dr. Yankow's Performance
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  • 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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  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Malpractice claims in New Mexico not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Mastodynia
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Uterine Fibroids


  • Medical School
    Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1969

  • Internship Hospital
    Jackson Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1970

  • Residency Hospital
    Jackson Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Family Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Wound Repair