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>July 23, 2021

Ob/Gyn James Koerner set to retire, planning adventures

Dr. James Koerner, Ob/Gyn with the Nacogdoches Memorial Professional Group, is set to retire at the end of this month after more than 30 years in the business, around 20 of those years in Nacogdoches. Dr. Koerner has made a lasting impression on his patients for his caring attitude and his ability to make them feel safe and well informed. He has always believed in open communication, mutual trust and respect.

Dr. Koerner chose Ob/Gyn as his specialty because he wanted to offer family-focused care and loves being a small part of bringing new life into this world. He has enjoyed sharing in the joy of delivering new additions to families and supporting his patients through all stages of their journey.

The first adventure that Dr. Koerner has planned for his retirement is a six week, 500 mile walking pilgrimage called the Camino de Santiago. Also called The Way of Saint James, the Camino de Santiago is a network of routes leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. He plans to start his long walk in Italy and will travel about 25 miles a day.

Once his Camino de Santiago is complete, Dr. Koerner plans to return to the states and travel by RV with his wife, Jill. Along with enjoying life on the road, the couple plans to visit their five children and 19 grandchildren.

Please join us in wishing Dr. Koerner a fond farewell and happy travels at his retirement party on Thursday, July 29, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Auxiliary Conference Center.

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