Nova Health Provider Profile
“I have been in the medical field since I was 12 years old, starting as a first aid provider at public events through St. John Ambulance in Calgary, Alberta. My passion for providing expert and compassionate health care has continued to grow since then.”
T. Candace Degenstein is an advanced family nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist who brings Nova Health over 25 years of experience handling diverse patients’ needs and elevating overall standards of care. She is analytical and detail-oriented and a compassionate asset to her patients. By reviewing her patients’ histories, she builds successful treatment plans for long-term care and goal achievement. “I am passionate about patient education and promoting sustainable wellness habits.” Candace’s areas of expertise include treating migraine headaches, mood disorders, skin changes, and the management of contraception options.
“The one thing I wish I could tell my patients is that they are in control of their life and care and that I will be their guide as they work toward greater health and well-being throughout their lifespans.
Candace earned her Master of Science Degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with a focus on Women-Child dyad from the University of South Alabama School of Nursing in Mobile, Alabama, in 1993. She graduated in the top ten percent of her class and with honors. Two years later, Candace completed her post-master studies in the New Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of South Alabama School of Nursing. She also completed health care business management courses at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Candace began her career in New Orleans, Louisiana, working as a family nurse practitioner with the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials group, conducting clinical research in pediatric HIV, and writing grants. She was also part of the Medical faculty at Tulane Medical School and participated in the residency program. From 1996 to the present day, Candace has worked as a family nurse practitioner in both private medical practices and urgent care settings. From 2018 through 2020, she also worked alongside a gastroenterologist to develop treatment care plans for gastrointestinal-related diagnoses.
Candace has most recently been working at Physicians Immediate Care & Medical Centers (now Nova Health), evaluating patient care needs, prioritizing treatments, and maintaining optimal patient flow in the primary and urgent care settings.
“I love my patients; hearing their concerns and working with them to find a resolution or help with the control of their concerns. I believe that, as a team, we can work to prevent future medical issues.”
Candace lives in West Kennewick, Washington. Her hobbies and passions include exercising, hiking, and completing family photo albums.
- Post-Master Family Nurse Practitioner, University of South Alabama School of Nursing, Mobile, AL, 1995
- Master of Science Degree, Women-Child Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of South Alabama School of Nursing, Mobile, AL, 1993
- Physicians Immediate Care & Medical Centers (now Nova Health) | Family Practice Nurse Practitioner | Richland, WA | 2016 – 2021
- Dr. Boonpongmanee Medical Practice | Family Nurse Practitioner | Kennewick, WA | 2018 – 2020
- Dr. Vye Medical Practice | Family Nurse Practitioner | Yakima, WA | 2016 – 2017
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certified
- Certified for Nexplanon insertion and removal
- Member Sigma Theta Tha