Our Team


Jeannine Rodems, Board Certified Family Medicine

Jeannine Rodems, MD, FAAFP, is a board-certified family medicine physician who brings more than 23 years of experience to Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care. She is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz (go Slugs!), and completed her medical degree at the UCLA School of Medicine with her residency through the UCLA Family Medicine Residency program. She has been an active member of the local physician community in Santa Cruz County for several years. She is the immediate past president of the Santa Cruz County Medical Society. She has been very active with the California Academy of Family Physicians, having been a previous member of their board of directors, and presently serves as president of the Santa Cruz – Monterey AFP Chapter. When she is not working with patients, she enjoys theater, gardening, and walking her dog, Shadow. She is married and has one daughter.

Dr Rodems believes in advocacy for her patients, listens to their concerns and issues, and helps to guide them through the sometimes scary environment of medicine today. She believes that Family Medicine physicians need to return to focusing on the patient, their family and the social determinants of health for their patients — be the center or medical home for their patient's care. She believes in using evidence-based care, but tailoring that care to the specific needs of each individual patient, considering the context of their family, living environment, and their community.

Adam Yarme, Board Certified Family Medicine

Adam Yarme, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician who has served the community of Santa Cruz, California for 15 years. Devoted to revitalizing the doctor-patient relationship, he is inspired by Direct Primary Care and its opportunities for fostering meaningful connections with patients. Through a combination of evidence-based medicine, well-honed clinical intuition, and experience, Dr. Yarme finds joy assisting patients to make healthier choices in their lives, relieving their suffering, and reconnecting them with a sense of purpose and happiness.

Dr. Yarme graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed the MAHEC Family Medicine Residency in Asheville, North Carolina, and remains an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Yarme can be found playing music at farmer's markets, cycling around town, and lounging about with his family and labradoodle. He lives in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife and two children.

Catherine Bruce, Front Office Manager

Catherine (Cat) Bruce has been working in our medical community for the past 18 years. Her previous experience as a bookkeeper, front office receptionist, and insurance biller, have provided Cat with the working knowledge and expertise for her role as front office manager for Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care.
Her undergraduate work was completed through UC Santa Cruz. She is a fourth-generation Santa Cruz native. She is married, has 2 children, and enjoys singing, playing piano, teaching music, video games, and travel.

Molly Duisenberg, Medical Assistant

Molly Duisenberg, CCMA, is new to the practice, having recently graduated from the CTEP (Career Technical Educational Partnership) program through the County Office of Education. She has been working for the past 15 years for a local non-profit, as a one-on-one aide to medically-fragile individuals with special needs in our community. Her education prior to CTEP includes an AA through Cabrillo College and a BA in Health Sciences from San Jose State. Molly grew up in Santa Cruz and has a great appreciation for this part of the world, with the desire to raise her family here. When not working, she can be found in the garden, tackling home improvements, playing on the beach or hiking with her husband, son, and dog Jimmy Stewart “Stu”.