Madison Parks is pleased to begin a local chapter with Just Walk, Walk with a Doc program.
Walk with a Doc is a free program for anyone interested in taking steps for their health by enjoying a refreshing, rejuvenating walk in the park. Walk with a Doc was founded in 2005 by Columbus, Ohio cardiologist David Sabgir, as a way to encourage healthy physical activity, with the goals of reversing the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle and improving the health and well-being of our country. The Walk with a Doc program now has chapters in 19 states. The Madison Parks chapter would be the first in Wisconsin!
The organized walks will start in a Madison Park and will be led by a local doctor. The walks will be held at all times of the day: morning, afternoon, evening; weekday/weekends.
The physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals will provide:
- a 5 minute talk at the beginning of the event about a health topic of their choice.
- lead the walk and answer questions from participants.
Each walk will be approximately 30-45 minutes. People of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. Attendees are encouraged to bring family members, friends, and neighbors to this great event.
Walk with a Doc - Wednesday, May 22, 6:30p.m. - Topic: Diabetes Management
Tenney Park BEACH,
1330 Sherman Avenue
Physician: Dr. F. Bradford Meyers, MD practices in the Family Medicine Department at Dean Clinic-East in Madison. His interests include preventive medicine, health maintenance, and chronic disease management. Dr. Meyers will be accompanied by his wife, Gretchen Geist, RN, MSN, who is a nurse educator and Family Nurse Practitioner student.
Join Dr. F. Bradford Meyers, rain or shine, for an invigorating spring walk through Tenney Park. Dr. Meyers and Gretchen Geist, RN will lead a discussion Diabetes prevention and management.
- Walk with a Doc - Sunday, June 2, 9:30a.m. - Topic: Safety in Summer Activities
Ride the Drive, Start at the RTD course near Olin Park, 1156 Olin-Turville Court
We will walk on John Nolan Drive! - Look for 'Walk with a Doc' signs at the Ride the Drive Course on John Nolan Drive near Olin Park.
Physician: Dr. Laura Houser, MD specializes in General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at East Clinic Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Houser is a general pediatrician who works with children from birth through the college years. She is interested in all things pediatric and has experience in newborn care and global health.
Join Dr. Houser as we WALK the Drive! We will meet in Olin Park and Dr. Houser will discuss how to stay safe in all summer activities, from sun safety to bike riding! Following the discussion, Dr. Houser will lead a walk on John Nolan Drive, as we follow the route of Ride the Drive.
- Walk with a Doc - Wednesday, June 26, 6:30p.m. - Topic: Natural Medicines
Starting at Warner Park BEACH, 1101 Woodward Drive
Physician: Dr. Dawn M. Ley, ND, Naturopathic Doctor, provides personalized integrative care at Full Circle Natural Medicine.
Join Dr. Ley for a walk starting at Warner Park, to Community GroundWorks (Troy Gardens) and back. Dr Ley will give a presentation on "Natural Medicines In Your Back Yard & Kitchen Cupboard." And as a special treat, while we are at Troy Gardens, the staff will give us all a short overview of their beautiful gardens, and even let us take home a few herbs from their herb garden!
Dr. Ley’s practice focuses on addressing the root cause of illness by utilizing safe and effective natural therapies including clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy and hydrotherapy. Dr. Ley's hobbies include exploring the outdoors through hiking, organic gardening and cross country skiing as well as cooking new creations in the kitchen and playing with her dog, Chloe.
PARKING, WALKING, BIKING
Any doctors wishing to be a part of Madison chapter of the Walk with a doc program should contact email@example.com
Please email Laura Whitmore at firstname.lastname@example.org