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Meet Coach Frankie

Your Health Matters



Welcome to Talk Health with Frankie. My name is Fransine Sanchez, however, most call me Coach Frankie.  I am the founder and president of Talk Health with Frankie Co., Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  


The vision of Talk Health with Frankie is to change Durham from the city of medicine to the city of health with a Holistic Medicine approach.  Our mission is to provide holistic health services to underserved and underrepresented populations. We pride ourselves in helping others heal from within outward. Over the past eight years Talk Health with Frankie Co., Inc. has worked to improve the health of Durham North Carolina, and the RTP area and hopes to spread our reach throughout the country.


As the Director of Wellness & Quality and Health Coach at Durham Family Medicine, I have spent the last 15 years developing an atmosphere where people can work together to create a culture of health. The partnership with DFM and THWF was established to provide health coaching to a community in need of change. Together with the providers at DFM practice, we implement a team-based approach to treating and reversing lifestyle diseases.

Frankie attended The Holistic Arts Institute gaining board certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner. With over 19 years of experience in the medical field, she has also studied hundreds of dietary theories and practiced many food-based therapies.  In addition to obtaining board certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Frankie is a Certified Health Education Specialist, AFAA-certified group fitness instructor, and Licensed Zumba, Zumba Kids, and Zumba Kids Jr Instructor. Frankie received a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral and Social Sciences at North Carolina Central University, a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Education, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Workplace Wellness from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Community Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her goal is to create change with a focus on population health and is interested in becoming a voice for the people while addressing health disparities, and other topics surrounding social determinants of health. 

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

-Maya Angelou

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