Pratt Regional Medical Center Launches Walk with a Doc Program

Pratt Regional Medical Center Launches Walk with a Doc Program

 

Pratt Regional Medical Center is encouraging Pratt County residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Doc, a health program that brings doctors and patients together to walk on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6pm. The first Walk will be held Monday January 21st at Blythe Family Fitness due to the forecasted temperature, no membership is required to participate in this FREE COMMUNITY EVENT. 

Walk with a Doc is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.

“This program has had tremendous participation and success in hundreds of cities around the country,” said Andie Dean Community Relations Manager. “I’m very pleased to bring this exciting and simple program to Pratt as it has shown such improved health results for countless people around the country.”

The Walk is open to the community. Participation is free and pre-registration is not required. Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with a different doctor each month and other healthcare professionals, who will provide support to participants and answer questions during the Walk. January's walk will feature Dr. Eric Clarkson from Pratt Family Practice. February's walk will feature PRMC's new psychologist Dr. Mark Green.

“Walk with a Doc is honored to team up with Pratt Regional Medical Center. By incorporating this program into their community needs assessment implementation plan, PRMC is demonstrating an exceptional level of care and commitment to their community,” said Dr. David Sabgir, founder of Walk with a Doc.

Why walk?

According to the American Heart Association, walking as little as 30 minutes a day can provide the following benefits:

•             Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels

•             Help maintain a healthy body weight and lower the risk of obesity

•             Enhance mental well-being

•             Reduce the risk of osteoporosis

Pratt joins a growing list of communities nationwide that have started local Walk with a Doc (WWAD) programs. WWAD was created by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist with Mount Carmel Health Systems in Columbus, OH.  He has Walked with patients and community members every weekend since 2005.

Learn more about Walk with a Doc at www.walkwithadoc.org.