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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.
Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  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.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
We are happy with our provider *Alejandro Candelario, he always takes his time to answer our questions.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Whatever you pay Dr. Candelario is not enough. He's frankly amazing.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Dr. Candelario always listens patiently to my questions, then offers evidence based treatment options and includes me in the decision making. I appreciate his willingness to make a referral if necessary as well as acknowledge my concerns.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
We love *Dr. C. we drive 40 min. to the clinic to see him because we didn't want to change drs. after we moved. He's wonderful!
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
The kid doesn't have any problems and there are no concerns, so this was an easy visit. When there were things to discuss, Dr. Candelario has been open and overall good.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr. Candelario is great! He is very knowledgeable and sweet with our daughter.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
We have a lot trust in Dr Candelario. He is extremely thoughtful and listens to our concerns for our child.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
I enjoy working with Dr Candelario. He's very caring and has an excellent beside manner with children.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
*Dr. Candelario took his time conducting the well child visit and was as thorough as possible for a video check-up.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
*Dr. Candelario felt that our twins were doing well & due to COVID-19 wanted to combine our next 4 month & 8 months visits to minimize time in the clinic. He did a good job of asking us if we were OK w/his recommendation to include us in our child's care. He also was very thorough in explaining his reasoning for it too.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
*Dr. Candelario actually asked me how I was doing w/everything even though this was an appt. for my sons. It felt good to talk about some things I was feeling.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
*Dr. Candelario is always great about listening to our concerns and giving clear explanations. He also seems to really care about the well-being of our daughter.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
De. Candelario is an amazing doctor! He is professional, very knowledgeable and shows great care for our son. He spends time with us to make sure we are comfortable with care and plan of action. He has a combination of great bedside manner and expertise that is often hard to find!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
We love *Dr. Candelario! He has always been kind & engaging with out son and listened to any and all concerns we have had.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
*Dr. C. is always so good at answering all our questions with sincerity, concern, data and usually a laugh. Model bed-side manner.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr. Candelario took his time to discuss every issue that came up, was supportive of my child and my parenting efforts, and reassured us about the appropriate level of concern. We appreciate his facility for recognizing our concerns and putting them in context with other children of the same age group, and giving us guidance on when we would want to increase our concern.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
We adore Dr. Candelario.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr Candelario is always so patient and calm, he answers all of our questions and never seems distracted or rushed. He acknowledges our concerns and never makes us feel silly about any of our questions.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
*Dr. Candelario took his time and listened to our questions/concerns. We feel heard and well-cared for his also got wonderful empathy and bedside manner.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr Candelario is confident, attentive and is a reassuring presence especially for first time parents.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Very high quality provider with outstanding bedside manner.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
We love Dr. C.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
He is the kindest, best pediatrician we could ask for. He listens to our concerns and makes our son comfortable. We really value him as our pediatrician.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
*Dr. Candelario is awesome! The best dr.!!
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Dr. Candelario is the best- he's a great provider who takes the time to answer our questions. We are so lucky to have him as our pediatrician!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Personable, warm, calm and clear in expectations. Showed empathy towards us as new parents.