Take a Stroll with an Area Doctor

by Courtney Wheaton on January 9, 2014 at 6:52 am

Locals have a unique chance to get some one on one time with area physicians.

For the past two years, the staff at Genesis Healthcare have provided the national " Just Walk with a Doc Program" to our area. Twice a month doctors meet with the public to exercise and discuss medical advice and issues that affect a wide range of people.

"A lot of them will discuss their exercise tips the physicians are very active themselves so just encouraging people to get at least three days a week of exercise in, working at a moderate pace, dressing for the temperatures," said Exercise Physiologist, Tara Poorman.

Every month the hospital selects a new doctor to feature and each one has their own specialty. This allows people to choose which session best benefits their personal needs.

"We have a really good response depending on the physician that we have people will come because they want to hear about that topic. We have a dermatologist, we had cancer specialist, cardiologist, emergency room doctors, sports medicine specialist, family practice. It draws people in depending on what the topic," said Poorman.

If you would like to attend one of the programs they are held the 2nd Saturday of every month at Genesis Healthplex at 8:30 a.m. Once the weather begins to warm in March the program is expected to move outside to the Genesis Fitness Trail. This Saturday, Dr.Storm Elston will discuss fitness apps with participants. The program is free and open to the public.