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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.
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
5.0 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
5.0 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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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March 2018
We love Dr. Candelario. He is the 1st pediatrician my son was had that actually cares enough to take the time needed with him. He explains everything perfectly & I´ve already told several mommy friends how awesome he is.
March 2018
I have seen quite a few pediatrician and he is by far the best!
January 2018
Our daughter Loves Dr. Candelario. It´s such a relief that doctor appointments are a joy for her and not stressful. He always takes time to answer all my questions and has a magic way with our baby.
January 2018
Dr. Candelario is very professional. always wears gloves when examining our premature baby which I appreaciate. also cleans stethoscope and equipment in front of me so I know I can trust that it was cleaned
January 2018
We love Dr. Candelario
December 2017
we love dr candellario! he´s sowonderful with our son and us as well!
December 2017
Dr Candelario is amazing. We trust him completely and he always answers all my questions. I would and have recommend him often.
November 2017
we love Dr. Candelario! he is very friendly and knowledgeable and spends quite a bit of time just talking to us about our daughter.
November 2017
Dr. Candelario is amazing pediatrician. He is very knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner.
November 2017
He can relate well to my child. He is very caring and engaging with my child. He spends quality time with us and does not rush us.
October 2017
I really appreciated how we were treated by our doctor. He was friendly, seemed knowledgeable and interacted kindly with my kid.
October 2017
After seeing several providers in the clinic, we settled on Dr. Candelario based upon his demeanor and his wonderful bedside manner.
October 2017
We have been beyond impressed.
September 2017
Dr. Candelario is SO reassuring and supportive. He is gentle and caring with Josephine--she loves him already! I appreciate that he takes time to answer all my questions and is realistic and empathetic instead of making me feel I have to do things only a certain way.
August 2017
great bedside manner!!
July 2017
I already have recommended Dr Candelario to my friends and a few have become patients of his. He´s great!
July 2017
We feel so fortunate to have Dr. Candelario as our son´s pediatrician. He has such a gentle and calm demeanor and makes our son feel at ease. He is also thoughtful and patient - always taking the time to answer the many questions we have as new parents, and reassure us when we are worried
June 2017
The doctor was so fabulous with speaking with me and my daughter that I am considering changing primary docs for both of my daughters. He´s wonderful!
June 2017
Dr. Candelario is always incredibly friendly and answers all questions and concerns thoroughly.
June 2017
We just started seeing Dr. Candelario and really love his demeanor and how he treats us as parents and our son.
May 2017
We just transferred care to Dr. Candelario from another clinic. We are so impressed w/his level of care and concern for our son. He is extremely thorough. He quickly established a great rapport w/our child & myself during a stressful time. We are so happy w/Dr. Candelarios.
May 2017
Dr. Candelario is phenomenal! He´s very professional and knowledgeable.
May 2017
We´ve had such a great experience with Dr. Candelario! He´s been caring, is well-spoken and very knowledge. He´s been really great with our newborn.
April 2017
we absolutely adore Dr. Candelario. he´s very knowledgeable & kind.
April 2017
Dr Candelario is wonderful. He is extremely patient and gentle with my children and with me. He remembers us from visit to visit. I have never once felt rushed or hurried; his attention is always entirely focused on my child and on me. He has been both a wonderful caregiver for my children and an ally for me as their mother. I am so grateful to have him as our doctor.
March 2017
I actually have referred a few _____!
March 2017
Dr. Candelario is outstanding, caring, listens, and we trust him 100%.
March 2017
Exceeds expectations, every time. Dr. Candelario is so clear & explains things w/ out "doctors speak". He brings up issues I don´t know to ask about. Extremely patient I never feel rushed & he encourages all questions. He´s compassionate & caring when discussing & examining ____ baby. Great eat easing "new mom" fears. One of the best doctor I´ve ever met.
January 2017
If we didn´t already have a provider me loved/would jump at the chance to use Dr. Candelario. He was so _____ took extra time to treat my son & make me feel good about the situation.
January 2017
He was outstanding. But he is rather new I´m... his name Dr. Candelario
December 2016
we absolutely love dr. candellario & recommend him to all of our friends. we look forward to our son´s doc apmts at vm bc we trust we are in the best of hands with dr. candellario. he has excellent knowledge and bedside manner & has always put us at ease no matter what the health situation with our son. he has definitely made the first year of being a new parent a much easier experience.
December 2016
Dr Candelario is truly excellent- he is kind, knowledgeable, patient, and thorough. and as first time parents with lots of questions, he is always there with answers and very reassuring. highly recommend him
November 2016
We love Dr Candelario! he has a great bedside manner and always puts us at ease.
November 2016
He makes you feel at ease, ad he addresses all issues with care and genuine concern. He is PCP to big brother as well.
September 2016
Dr. Candelario had excellent rapport with my teenage son. Both of my teen boys have seen him and like him. I found him very professional.
September 2016
We love Dr. Candelario!!!
September 2016
Very impressed with Dr. Candelario. Nice, calm presence. Great listener. Good rapport with my son. In fact, I plan on making him my children´s primary pediatrician!
August 2016
Dr. Candelario is very good at putting my sons at ease and explaining what is going on. Speaks at a level the kids understand as well as connects well with parents.
August 2016
Recommended Dr. AC to all of my friends and colleagues. He has a way to calm nervous parents. My son is at a little monster stage yet he is still warm and patient. Really appreciated his flexibility in seeing us.
July 2016
We absolutely love Dr. Candelario. He is great with our daughter and we never feel rushed during our appointments. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a pediatrician.
June 2016
Dr. Candelario was great. Super friendly, good with our kids, etc. We might switch to him.
June 2016
This was our first time seeing Dr Candelario (sp.) and I very much appreciated his manner and style of communication. He shared his expertise and answered my questions in a way that made me feel comfortable asking all of my questions, i.e. he wasn´t at all dismissive or condescending. He was great with my kid as well.
May 2016
Fantastic! Followed up with a call. We needed a new pediatrician and signed up on the spot after meeting Dr. Cardelano.
May 2016
Dr. Candelario was great! Spent so much time w/us!
April 2016
Dr. Candelario is simply the best. He remembers everything about us, is kind, caring, and takes that little bit of extra time to make us feel welcome and in good hands. He is re-assuring, while still providing suggestions for getting second opinions from specialists about things, just to be extra sure. In this visit, which was for getting an expert opinion on something that could have been either completely innocuous or really scary, he was appropriately concerned but also not dismissive when it turned out to be nothing. He was kind, understanding, and supportive.
April 2016
Great visit. We enjoyed visiting Dr. Candelario! He discussed my concerns & didn´t make me feel rushed.
March 2016
Dr. C is always so warm and gentle to our baby.
March 2016
He is outstanding - Best MD we´ve seen. both parents are in medicine & highly recommend Dr. Candelario.
March 2016
Wonderful experience.
March 2016
Such a cool guy!