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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.


Tenney Park, 1402 N. Thornton

Doc: Dr. Sam Poore, MD, PhD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, UW School of Medicine & Public Health

When: Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 12-1 pm

Topic: Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Poore, who specializes in microvascular surgery with an emphasis on breast reconstruction, will offer a brief presentation on breast reconstruction and answer participants' questions during a skate around the ice.  

Snowshoe with a Doc

Edna Taylor Conservation Park, 802 Femrite

Doc: Dr. Dawn Elfenbein, MD, MPH, Endocrine Surgeon, UW School of Medicine & Public Health

When: Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 9-10 am

Cross Country Ski with a Doc

Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd.

Doc: Dr. Chad Updike, Chiropractor, Align Life Chiropractor

When: Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 2-3 pm



Any doctors wishing to be a part of Madison chapter of the Walk with a doc program should call (608) 266-4711.


Please call (608) 266-4711.
Just Walk - A walk with a Doc Program