Emilie believes that the best health care comes from a meaningful partnership between her and her patients.  She has found that direct primary care is a great way to facilitate this.  She is originally from Orange County, Ca.  She trained at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Medicine in New York, NY.  She completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil.  She loves to teach and is an assistant professor at UCI, having won the teaching award in 2010.  She enjoys spending time with her awesome husband (see below) and being a kid with her two kiddos.



James was born and raised in California, but ventured out to the East Coast to become board certified in Emergency Medicine after training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. He is a self-described technology geek and enjoys the thrill of finding simplicity within chaos. James feels that Direct Primary Care is leading healthcare into the 21st century. In his spare time, James wishes he has more spare time, to trail run, cook and eat real food, and spend time with his wife (see above), 2 kids and their grumpy cat.




Julie has worked in healthcare since 2012.  Being a patient herself in the past, she has a deep appreciation for the value of having an advocate in the healthcare system.  She truly enjoys being able to help people attain their best health.  She is married with three beautiful children and spent many years of her childhood living in Australia.  


Nancy Ponce

clinical medical assistant

Nancy joins the Halcyon Health team with over 20 years of clinical experience as a medical assistant. She has received formal recognition in her prior workplaces for being an invaluable medical assistant. Nancy understands the importance of creating trusting relationships with patients to be effective in providing the best healthcare possible.