Saturday, October 6, 2012

TMA Piloting New Project: Walk with a Doc

More than 40 Georgetown, Texas, patients joined Susan Pike, MD, this morning to try out an exciting new program called Walk with a Doc.
Dr. Pike, member of the Texas Medical Association Foundation Board of Trustees and a plastic surgeon with Scott & White Healthcare, is the first physician in Texas to pilot the program. “I see this as a prescription for healthier living. I can help my patients take ‘actual’ steps toward improving their health and fitness, while having fun,” says Dr. Pike.
Walk with a Doc was started in Columbus, Ohio, in 2005 and has expanded to 23 states. The program encourages walking because it is easier on the joints than running. Plus, it’s safe — with a doctor’s consent — for people with orthopedic ailments and heart conditions, and for those more than 20 percent overweight.

Dr. Pike is hosting the walk again Saturday, Nov. 3, at 9 am and on Dec. 8 at 9 am. At each walk, she will address a different health topic and answer questions.  If you want to walk with Dr. Pike, meet her at San Gabriel Park in Georgetown.

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