If you are a patient in need of support, please contact our volunteers: Gail at 612-801-8923 or Gina at 763-777-0597

Leave a message between the hours of 9-5 Monday through Friday and she will get back to you as soon as possible. For medical or emotional emergencies, please contact your healthcare provider.

During this time, take the opportunity to watch videos of past speakers. They contain a wealth of information. You can find them at videos

We hope all of you stay safe in the days ahead. And if you are out taking walks in tick areas, remember to use Deet or picaridin on your skin and permethrin on your clothing.

The Minnesota Lyme Association Board

Free Fridays with Dr. Vrchota

Who: Dr. Karen Vrchota, MD and guest medical practitioners
What: Lecture series that explores different perspectives to strengthen the immune systems of those plagued with chronic Lyme and chronic fatigue syndrome.
When: Fridays, January 19- March 1, 2024
Time: 1:30PM until discussion ends by 3:00PM

Guest practitioners include Ana McConnville, PhD, Jane Rosen, PhD, Maegan Lemp, LAc, Laurie Radovsky, MD, Isabel Frankel, CCH, C.HP, Kat Campbell, LAc.

Many of us have questions that we ponder about Lyme and co-infections;
How is it spread? Can it be sexually transmitted? What lifestyle changes can speed the healing process? Why are antibiotics used in combinations? Are antibiotics the only answer? What is the role for acupuncture, herbs, gemmotherapy etc? How can we support a family member suffering with Lyme? Where can we go for more information?

This unique opportunity to learn skills in modulation of your own immune system through Zoom meeting with your Lyme community is a great chance to get your questions answered.

Providers will not be able to diagnose or provide specific treatment plan for any individual, but may offer general guidelines, such as what they have seen work in similar cases.

If you have recommended topics or questions you would like to see addressed, please send them to brittanderson@hotmail.com by 6 PM the day before each Free Friday. Emails will not be answered but questions may be addressed in the meetings. We plan to send out additional emails with more information and will try to post each week’s guests on our Minnesota Lyme Association Facebook pages. We may be recording these meetings for future viewing.

Please join us and bring your curiosity.

To access this meeting on Zoom go to:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89348235779?pwd=Tm5UMUtaMCtUK1ZHKzR6dDJRQTUxdz09
Meeting ID: 893 4823 5779
Passcode: 732156