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Dr. Paulo Cancado, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Cancado

Tri-City Neurology

216 W 10th Ave Ste 304 Kennewick, WA 99336

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Dr. Paulo Cancado, MD is a neurology specialist in Kennewick, WA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Fed University Minas Gerais in 1990 and specializes in neurology.

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(509) 586-5700

Dr. Cancado accepts the following insurance:

Choice PPO
Allegiance Health Plans
Asuris Northwest Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Principal Financial Group
Providence Health Plans
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
Teamsters or other Unions
TriCare for Life
TriWest Champus
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Worker's Compensation WC
WellCare PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Cancado's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cancado treats Ataxia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cancado treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ataxia With Fasciculations
  • Ataxia With Vitamin E Deficiency
  • Ataxia, Hereditary, Autosomal Dominant
  • Ataxia, Spastic, 3, Autosomal Recessive
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Episodic Ataxia
  • Friedreich's Ataxia
  • Gluten Ataxia
  • Optic Ataxia
  • Sensory Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
Brain Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cancado treats Brain Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Cancado treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Peripheral Nerve Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cancado treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Cancado treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy

Dr. Cancado's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease With Late-Onset
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • Dystonia
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Embolism
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Encephalopathy - Intracranial Calcification - Growth Hormone Deficiency - Microcephaly - Retinal Degeneration
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Facial Paresthesia
  • Fatigue
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Headache
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningiomas
  • Meralgia Paresthetica
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonic Seizures
  • Myoclonus
  • Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Numbness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Organic Personality Syndrome
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Petit Mal Seizure
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Temporal Lobe Seizure
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Weakness

About Me

Care Philosophy

It is our goal to provide you with comprehensive Neurological care, with an emphasis on effectiveness and caring for your medical needs.


  • Neurology

Board Certifications


University Utah Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Utah Med Center
Internship Hospital
Fed University Minas Gerais
Medical School
Federal University of Minas Gerais / Faculty of Medicine
Undergraduate School


  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English


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What People Say About Dr. Paulo Cancado, MD
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I saw Dr Cancado one time. HE seemed nice, but he had cancelled twice on me, and the last time was only 1 week before my appt. This would have been my 2nd appt, my 1st being 2 months before this. In that 2 months I was to get blookwork and a CT Scan before coming back. Went for the blood work 2 weeks after the 1st appt, and after waiting for 30 min, as the lab was busy, I was told they had no info in their computer about me. Not enough room here, but avoid this place!
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Dr. Cancado was very professional, however there was an issue with billing. There was a question about Co-Pay. My card says "May charge up to $20 Co-Pay". As there was a question on this matter it was decided to wait until the insurance came through and I would pay the rest. The insurance has come through indicating that there could be a $20 copay. I finally received a statement from him there is also a $20 fee for late payment. I do owe the $20 Co-Pay. I do not feel I owe any late fee.
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My PCP left and referred me to this neurologist. I had a prescription plan and he said he wasnt comfortable contuing my previous rx plan. But he'll give me these alternates instead! They're staff is very confusing. I don't recommend him as an after care doc. I have had an anaplastic astrocytoma 18 yrs ago then this dr. found a leasion. and trios radiology got my mri wrong saying i had no contrast, which i clearly did. So my whole experience with trios was bad, unfortunately. He was a referral.
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After having been under the care of two previous Neurologists in the area, and found their care in both instances to be mediocre I have been both surprised and pleased to be under Dr. Canado's care and am experiencing definite improvement in my condition. It has been under his care when proper diagnosis and therapy was applied. He is both knowledgeable and personable.
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I've seen Dr. Cancado twice for a EMG/Nerve conduction study on my arms. He is a nice man & I enjoyed talking & laughing w/him during the testing. He was gentle during the test which can be uncomfortable. He listened to all my concerns and diagnosed my problems correctly. I have sent several friends & family members to him & everyone likes him & has been happy w/his office & service
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Dr Cancado has been excellent and successful in treating my epilepsy. He got me on the right meds instead of operating on my brain like a national acclaimed neurologist wanted to. He has successfully diagnosed others when other Drs said it just was "aging". (they missed the Parkinson's) but he picked it up quickly!
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