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Alejandro J. Candelario, MD, FAAP
Alejandro J. Candelario, MD, FAAP
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

100 Patient Ratings
35 Comments

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Departments
Primary Care
Pediatrics

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Virginia Mason University Village Medical Center

Phone

University Village Medical Center  (206) 525-8000

Specialties
Pediatrics, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics

Joined Virginia Mason - August 2015

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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
5.0 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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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
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.

March 2017
Dr. Candelario is outstanding, caring, listens, and we trust him 100%.

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!

December 2015
We love Dr. Candelario!!

December 2015
My child (teen) saw doc on his own, would have been good for doctor to provide written note for aftercare so I could understand.

December 2015
Great provider. I would recommend, these surveys don´t reflect his obvious competency.

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Areas(s) of Expertise

General Pediatrics

Special Interest(s)
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

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

Personal Information
Speaks Spanish