Your Team

Lead Physician

M. Grace Laurencin M.D. M.P.H.

Dr. Laurencin is a board-certified family physician with over 20 years of clinical experience in the Santa Cruz area She has won numerous awards for her competent and compassionate care including Best Physician in Santa Cruz County seven times. Born in Pennsylvania, Dr. Laurencin received her B.A. in Religious Studies at Brown University, her M.D. and Masters in Public Health at Boston University, and her residency training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She subsequently completed a research fellowship in chronic disease with an emphasis on diabetes and depression, and is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF.
Dr. Laurencin received board certification in Integrative and Holistic Medicine in 2014 and has lectured on Western and non-Western approaches to chronic medical problems, as well as health issues such as body image and the role of nutrition in health and disease. Board certified in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Dr. Laurencin provides palliative care consultation to patients and their families as the Co- Director of the Palliative Care Service at Dominican Hospital. Her extensive experience and training have prepared her to provide comprehensive, personalized, and patient-centered care to her patients.

Patient Coordinator

Kathryn Gaub, MA and Office Manager

Kathryn Gaub has over 30 years of experience in healthcare in the Santa Cruz area. Kathryn has two major roles in the care of patients. First, she provide hands on care as an MA rooming patients, drawing blood and giving vaccinations. Second, for the past 11 years, she has also been instrumental in helping our patients navigate our sometimes confusing health care system including assisting them in obtaining the durable medical equipment needed. Her concern for patients is clearly visible.

Practice Assistant

Rochelle Natividad

Rochelle's voice is often what people hear when they call the office and her confident, composed and compassionate demeanor can be heard in every interaction. Part of the practice for over 9 years, Rochelle delights patients with her encyclopedic memory of their particular concerns and needs. She works well with the staff of other health facilities to the benefit of our patients. She has consistently received high praise from our patients and her colleagues in other practices.

Bookkeeper

Kirk Nilson

Kirk joined Laurencin Personal Physicians in 2014 as our part time bookkeeper. He has been instrumental in organizing our membership billing. His ability, affability, and availability make him well-suited for working with our patients and addressing any financial concerns related to the practice.