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Alejandro J. Candelario, MD, FAAP
Pediatrics
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Unfortunately Dr. Candelario is not accepting new patients at this time. Please check back at a later date to see if there are appointments available for new patients.

General Pediatrics and Primary Care.

Special Interests

Caring for medically complex children and those with special needs.
Cancer survivorship primary care.
Dermatologic concerns (Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne).
Adolescent mental health (Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD).
Adolescent reproductive health and gynecology.
HIV Prevention by prescribing medication for PREP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)
Evidence-based complimentary medicine.
Educating families about the vital importance and safety of vaccines.
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
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 and 2020

Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
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Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - February 2021
Dr. Candelario is the best!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2021
We absolutely love our doctor and it was no surprise the care, compassion and treatments they proposed.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2021
Dr. Candelario is a fabulous pediatrician - we are so happy with the care he provides.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2021
Dr. Candelario is an excellent doctor. My kids enjoyed seeing him and he listened to them respectfully and with interest. He also managed to answer my questions and hold a conversation with my husband and I while keeping the kids engaged and caring for them.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2021
Dr Candelario always takes the time to listen to and thoroughly answer our many questions. He makes our daughter and us feel comfortable and cared for during the visit
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2021
Dr. Candelario is amazing. I feel incredibly fortunate to have him care for all 3 my kids!
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2021
Highly value *Candelario. We came here from another clinic because we were unhappy with their care & are so glad we did! *Candelario provides sincere, attentive listening & always very informed, current & knowledgeable.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2020
*Dr. Candelario somehow manages to be warm and engaged with both parent & kids - even in a mask and on a screen!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
There aren't adequate words to describe hire diligent, compassionate, intelligent, and thoughtful Dr. Candelario was during our visit to discuss a complex condition that our daughter may have. He came highly recommended and still far exceeded what we expected. VM has a true treasure in Dr. Candelario.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
We came in with a case of cellulitis that was not clearing up after a hospital stay and 10 days of antibiotics. Dr. C went above and beyond to get us back on track. His help and extra follow-up has been most appreciated during a very difficult time.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
*Dr. Candelario is a very thoughtful & caring provider. He never seems rushed & always asks about issues from previous visits. It's clear he reviews our chart, or has an incredible memory! We are very appreciative of his follow-up.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
*Dr. Candelario is excellent & always very attentive & thoughtful. He never seems rushed & takes his time to thoroughly answer all questions. A+++.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
Dr. Candelario always gives us evidence based answers to questions citing current medical literature, he also includes (where appropriate) what he sees in his practice. He has always been open to our concerns and has validated our concerns.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
*Dr. Candelarro is great! -Fantastic information.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
We really like *Dr. Candelario.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
We are extremely lucky to receive care from Dr. Candelario. He is so knowledgeable, caring, and answers any questions we have with no hesitation.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
Dr. Alejandro Candelario provided thorough and clear explanation, showed concern and included us in the decision about our child's care. We would recommend him to others.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
*Dr. Candelario is fantastic - good listener, very thorough, always includes my daughter and me in decisions about her care. We drive a long way just to see him.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Our family adores Dr Candelario. He is so warm and friendly with our children, takes time to build relationships with us and listens to our concerns. We feel so confident in the care we receive from him and our kids are so comfortable with him.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
I recommend and rave about Dr Candelario to everyone.
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