The 15th Anniversary of Wills Valley Family Medicine:

The 15th Anniversary of Wills Valley Family Medicine:

Written by: Dr. Frannie Koe, MD Edited by: Breanne Brazeale October 1st was the 15th anniversary of opening my clinic, Wills Valley Family Medicine, in Collinsville, AL. I can hardly believe it has been 15 years! The following is a story I have often told. The first...

A Rural Farming Physician Over the Age of 60!

Written by: Dr. Frannie Koe, MD Edited by: Breanne Brazeale I began farming in my 40s after I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I received my diagnosis at 45 and bought my farm at 46. Originally, I did not intend to buy 76 acres, but I walked on this property...

Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Personal Story

Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Personal Story

Written by: Dr. Frannie Koe, MD Edited by: Breanne Hughes The blog today is a little more personal. I haven’t quite felt like myself for a few weeks, and it is sometimes a challenge to realize what is going on and to figure out how to improve things! Lately, I have...

Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Personal Story

TED Talks, Healing Mental Illness, and Looking Deeper at The Brain

I receive so many emails each day because I like to stay on top of research, innovations, and anything that can help me and my patients live vibrant and healthy lives. Every morning, I go through my inbox to get rid of the junk and keep what I need to know and learn....

An 11-Day Fast, Part 3: My personal fast challenges

An 11-Day Fast, Part 3: My personal fast challenges

Fasting for such an extended period is not without challenges. So, what were the hardest parts of fasting? Most people usually experience some hunger the first two days and the second day is typically the hardest. For me, I am always hungry the entire fast, no matter...

An 11-Day Fast, Part 3: My personal fast challenges

 An 11-Day Fast, Part 2: The reasons for a long fast

Why would I do this?? I had read for many years about folks who had fasted for 20 – 30 or more days and completely gotten rid of symptoms of several illnesses. It is something I would like to do but it is very difficult to do this and work. In the past, longer fasts I...

An 11-Day Fast, Part 3: My personal fast challenges

An 11-Day Fast, Part 1: Are you Crazy?

This spring, I attempted to fast again, but life got in the way. I have, however, completed successful fasts in the past, one of which lasted for 11 days. Undoubtedly, one of the first things that people think when they hear about an 11 day fast is that I’m crazy! I...

Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Personal Story

Mindfulness and Putting a Stop to Negative Thoughts

During the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, I, along with many other people I know, struggled to stay positive and on track amid so many huge lifestyle changes. It was, and continues to be, hard for some folks to shut out all the negative thoughts exacerbated by an...

Supporting Grieving Friends and Fostering Community

Supporting Grieving Friends and Fostering Community

I adore my staff and feel so privileged to work with some extraordinary women at our clinics! One of our employees and Agroshare core team member, Summer Gilreath, has submitted an article she thought would be helpful as we wrap up the summer and start looking ahead...