Coral Candelario-Velazquez, MD
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Coral Candelario-Velazquez, MD - Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Pediatric Rehabilitation Program

Address: 100 W. Gore St.
Suite 600
Orlando, FL 32806

Call: 321.842.4067

Fax: 321.843.6521

Bio

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Coral Candelario-Velazquez, MD, is a board-certified physiatrist who specializes in pediatric rehabilitation medicine with Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She specializes in treating patients with congenital neurological disorders and developmental disorders.

What Is a Pediatric Physiatrist?

Dr. Candelario-Velazquez is a pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, also known as a physiatrist, with a focus on whole person health, her goal for each patient is to help them maximize their independence, increase functionality, minimize or eliminate pain, and raise their quality of life.

After a thorough evaluation, a targeted, child-specific treatment plan is developed to help patients improve their physical and intellectual functional ability and expand and enhance their daily routine. This form of complex rehabilitation is a team effort, and Dr. Candelario-Velazquez calls upon the experience and expertise of other pediatric specialists as well as physical, occupational and speech-language therapists to progressively implement the plan based on the child’s abilities and needs. Depending on the child, this may be learning to perform activities such eating and bathing or communicating and thinking more effectively. For others, it may be better body control or use of a mobility device.

As part of the treatment plan, parents and caregivers also are provided education and training about how to provide care at home and plan ahead to develop a continuum of care for their child as they grow older and move into adult rehabilitative services, live on their own or some other arrangement.

Dr. Candelario-Velazquez’s Training

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, Dr. Candelario-Velazquez earned her medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe in Bayamon. She went on to complete a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine where she served as chief resident. She finished her postdoctoral studies with a fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.

About Dr. Candelario-Velazquez

In addition to certification by the American Board of Physical Medicine, Dr. Candelario-Velazquez is active in many professional organizations. These are the International Society of Physical Rehabilitation and Medicine, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, Latin American Rehabilitation Medical Association, and American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

She has participated in several research studies and shared her work with other medical professionals at medical meetings and conferences, and has had articles published in peer-reviewed journals. She also has held leadership positions throughout her education and career and volunteers her time to community events, free medical clinics and other nonprofit organizations.

When not caring for patients, Dr. Candelario-Velazquez enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, and running.

She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Academic Information

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Medical Education

University Central del Caribe

Residency

University of Puerto Rico

Fellowship

Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Montefiore)

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