Carolyn Ann Dechaine, PA-C, joined CenterWell as a board certified physician assistant. Ms. Dechaine completed an internship in internal medicine at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in Camp Pendleton, California, in 2002. She earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska, an Associate of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Stanford University / Foothill College, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from San Diego State University. Shes been recognized as an Ongoing Top Performer by MedStatix. Before joining CenterWell in 2023, Ms. Dechaine practiced as a physician assistant with P3 Medical Group in Las Vegas, Nevada. She previously worked as a physician assistant at Davita Healthcare Partners and Pueblo Primary Care in Las Vegas, Nevada, Vista Community Clinic in Vista, California, and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. Shes worked with older adult patients since 2006 and says they have enlightened her with their perspective on life. Her fondest memory is having a 105-year-old patient come in with his 75-year-old son, 40-year-old grandson, and a 10-year-old great-grandson. Ms. Dechaine chose healthcare out of a passion for helping others. She believes listening to her patients is vital to improving their quality of life and health. When not with her patients, she enjoys traveling, movies, concerts, and spending time with her family and pets.