Dunwoody, Georgia

According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact; easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?

Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer! While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by local physicians.

This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the country. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes and walk alone, with friends, a partner or family or with a group. It’s a personal preference.

Topics for 2017 Walks

September – Dr. Stephen Szabo – medical oncologist

  • Dr. Szabo practices general medical oncology and specializes in the treatment of breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, and benign hematology at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.

October – Dr. Elizabeth Shaw – otolaryngologist with ENT of GA

  • Will be educating the community on the management of fall allergy symptoms

November – Dr. Jeffrey Peretz – orthopedic surgeon with Resurgens

  • Specializes in hip, joint replacement and knee
  • Will be speaking about hip and knee arthritis

December– Dr. Mitchell Blass – infectious disease with Georgia Infectious Diseases

  • Topic TBD

City and State:
Dunwoody, Georgia

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City of Dunwoody

Location of Walk:
Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Rd

Upcoming Walks: 
2nd Saturday of Every Month in 2017
9:00-10:00 AM
See the list of docs and topics to the left!

Lead Physician:
Emory Healthcare

Contact information:
rachel.waldron@dunwoodyga.gov