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    Walk with a Doc Back in Louisville
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    These days, many of us are able to email, call or text our doctors and receive quick communications between visits. But what would you ask if you could bend a doctor’s ear for the duration of a pleasant walk through the park?

    The Walk with a Doc program combines a casual setting with the opportunity to speak with a number of health professionals about a long list of topics.

    Why is walking part of this program? The Walk with a Doc site lists 100 healthful reasons to walk regularly, and Deborah Ballard, an MD with KentuckyOne Health Primary Care, sponsor of the program, said in a release, “The benefits of regular exercise, including brisk walking, are vast. A number of health conditions, such as low bone density, high blood pressure and heart disease, can all be improved through regular exercise.”

    Walks are scheduled at three Louisville parks and all start at 10:00 a.m. The meetups often include health screenings, refreshments and giveaways, as well. The health professionals for the first several walks have been announced. Check back with the web site to see who else will be participating through the summer and fall.

    The schedule for Walk with a Doc in Louisville:

    Walk With a Doc at The Parklands of Floyds Fork

    Participants meet at the Egg Lawn in Beckley Creek Park.

    Saturday, April 11 - Featuring Kathrin LaFaver, MD, neurologist

    Saturday, May 9 - Featuring Demetra Antimisiaris, pharmacist

    Saturday, June 13 - Featuring Jennifer Stiff, MD, pediatrician

    Saturday, July 11

    Saturday, Aug. 8

    Saturday, Sept. 12

    Saturday, Oct. 10

    Saturday, Nov. 14

    Saturday, Dec. 12, at Oxmoor Center (7900 Shelbyville Rd.)

    Walk With a Doc at Shawnee Park

    Participants meet at the Southwestern Parkway entrance parking lot. 

    Saturday, March 28, at St. Stephen Family Life Center (1018 S. 15th St.) - Featuring Julia Mitchell, MD, Pediatrics

    Saturday, April 25 - Featuring Colleen Knoop, APRN, neurology

    Saturday, May 23 

    Saturday, June 27 

    Saturday, July 25

    Saturday, Aug. 22

    Saturday, Sept. 26

    Saturday, Oct. 24

    Saturday, Nov. 28 

    Saturday, Dec. 26, at St. Stephen Family Life Center (1018 S 15th St.)

    Walk With a Doc at Iroquois Park

    Participants meet near the amphitheater. 

    Saturday, March 21 - Featuring Cynthia (Cindy) Corrigan, MD, pathologist

    Saturday, April 18

    Saturday, May 16 - Featuring Vincent Lusco, III, MD, & John Olsofka, MD, bariatric surgeons

    Saturday, June 20

    Saturday, July 18

    Saturday, Aug. 15

    Saturday, Sept. 19

    Saturday, Oct. 17

    Saturday, Nov. 21

    Saturday, Dec. 19, at Dixie Manor Medical Mall (6801 Dixie Hwy.)

     

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    About Kachina Shaw

    A transplanted Hawkeye, I've now lived in Louisville longer than any other city. Can't live without: my husband and fur babies, coal-black coffee, peanut M&Ms, sunflowers, monthly vacations, books, walking paths, massage and a big purse.

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