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Alejandro J. Candelario, MD, FAAP
Pediatrics
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Areas of Expertise
General Pediatrics and Primary Care.
Special Interests
Caring for medically complex children and those with special needs. Childhood/adolescent obesity and nutrition.
Adolescent mental health (depression, anxiety, ADHD).
Adolescent reproductive health and gynecology.
Dermatologic concerns (eczema, acne, psoriasis).
Evidence-based alternative and complimentary medicine.
Patient safety and healthcare quality improvement.
Culturally sensitive care for patients and families from diverse backgrounds, including those who are non-English speaking, LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning), or Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

Languages
English, Spanish
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Pediatrics, Primary Care, Transgender Health
Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, 2012
BA, Yale University, New Haven, 2003
Internship
Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington, Seattle, 2013
Residency
Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington, Seattle, 2015
Professional Activities and Awards

Clinical Instructor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, 2017-Present
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Transgender Service Line, Primary Care Provider 
World Health Organization, World Alliance for Patient Safety Group, Geneva, Switzerland: Research Fellow
Johns Hopkins Quality and Safety Research Group, Baltimore, MD: Student Research Fellow
Beardsley, D, Chen, BG, and Candelario, AJ. SYK-Targeted Nucleic Acid Interference. U.S. Patent Application No. 10/989,718. Publication No. 20050267059. Issued Dec. 1, 2005.
Top Doctor, Seattle Magazine: 2019
Top Doctor, Seattle Met Magazine: 2019

Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
We searched around for the right doctor for our kids & us. *Dr. Candelario is so sweet, understanding, and helpful on top of being a fantastic doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
We love *Dr. Candelario!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
I love that Dr. Candelario had clearly read over my child's chart before he came in to the room. He asked questions right away that were a follow-up from the last illness my child had and checked-in about how things were going. He is very approachable and also great with my child. I have recommended Dr. Candelario to other parents!
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
*Dr. Candelario is awesome and a huge asset to Virginia Mason. He is so kind, patient and explains everything so well.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
As new parents, my husband and I find his knowledge invaluable and feel very fortunate to have him as our son primary physician.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Dr. Candelario is a fantastic provider. He engages with my boys when they see him. Always shows concern. Explains things using terminology the kids can understand. Wrote down instructions on next steps.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
Dr. Candelario is THE BEST!! Thank you so much for being such a great doctor for our 2 boys. Always professional, empathetic, and listens to our concerns. We appreciate you!
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
*Dr. Candelario has always shown exceptional care for our daughter - we feel incredibly fortunate to have him as her pediatrician. He is compassionate, great with the baby and puts us at ease as first-time parents.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
Appreciated the thoughtful phone call with the test results and recommendations the day after the visit
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
He is so much more laid back from when he first started at the clinic. My son responded to him much better this time. I was glad to see him relax and calm. He is always nice even the first time we saw him many years ago. He was just more relaxed this time and we are happy to see him when his really great awesome. All the MD in this clinic are very kind and patient.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
Use NAMES of patients - don't call boys "buddy" and "bud" or girls "honey," "sweetheart" or "cutie." Totally inappropriate & unintentionally gender stereotyping - our expectation was a much higher degree of social awareness than this. Pity, as he is described as transgender knowledgeable.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Dr. Candelario is wonderful!