Hi! I’m Dr. Candice
Candice W. Jones, MD, FAAP is a board-certified physician practicing as a general pediatrician in Orlando, FL. She provides a standard of care that enriches the lives of thousands of kids and parents each year. Dr. Candice, a former National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholar, is committed to the health and well-being of underserved children and adolescents in areas affected the greatest by health inequities. So a little about me.
Dr. Jones steps out of the exam room to support various organizations, children health initiatives and to promote wellness in the community. For her efforts, she was awarded in 2018 the Health Empowerment Award by the Central Florida Urban League, the Public Health Hero Award by the Department of Health Orange County, in 2020 the Orange County Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award, and in 2022 the The Alfred L. Bookhardt, MD Award for Healthy Equity by Florida Health Orange County.
Dr. Jones has special interest in medical media because of its’ educational reach. In 2016, she launched DrCandiceMD.com, a website focused on kid health education. She also created a podcast, KIDing Around with Dr. Candice where she discusses pediatric and parenting topics with other experts. She has been featured on numerous local and national news, radio and digital outlets, as well as on various health panels and as a guest speaker. Dr. Jones’ new book with the AAP – High Five Discipline: Positive Parenting for Happy, Healthy Well-Behaved Kids released
December 1, 2021.