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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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4.9 out of 5 stars
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4.9 out of 5 stars
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Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
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4.9 out of 5 stars
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Patient Comments
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June 2018
We can´t say enough good things about Dr. Candelario. He is the kindest provider and truly takes the time to listen to and address each of our questions. We always leave feeling so comfortable with our daughter´s plan of care.
June 2018
Dr. Candelario is exceptionally caring with my son who has ASD, to keep the office visit a positive experience he worked with my son´s comfort level at every step.
May 2018
We love *Dr. Candelario and feel that he is very compassionate and personable. He shows us he cares.
May 2018
We think Dr. Candelario is a fine physician. Very pleased with our interactions with him thus far.
May 2018
*Dr. Candelario is simply amazing. We are so happy he is our provider. His care, communication style & approach is excellent & the best we have ever seen. He should be valued & recognized for his work & commitment to excellence.
May 2018
We absolutely love *Dr. Candelario!
May 2018
We love *Dr. Candelario. He is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He takes all the time we need with him and makes us and our son feel comfortable with everything.
April 2018
I appreciate the patience, flexibility and compassion shown for my son who is non-verbal & often combative to the simplest procedures.
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 has a kind and attentive demeanor that makes our visits something to look forward to instead of fear!
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