“Walk with a Doc”
and Take a Step Toward Better Health
Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, elevate your mood and reduce your risk of osteoporosis, cancer and diabetes.
New Walk-with-a-Doc Program Launches
And, if you join Methodist Medical Center’s new Walk-with-a-Doc program, you can also learn more about an important health topic each month. Walk-with-a-Doc is free and open to the public. It will occur the second Saturday of every month, weather permitting. For more information or to be added to the event mailing list, please call (865) 835-4662.
Milan Sheth, DO, our board-certified interventional cardiologist, lead the first session with a discussion about heart disease on Saturday, Aug. 14.
“Walking not only adds years to our lives, but provides needed companionship with family and friends. Routine walking has been associated with lower rates of depression. As we come out of this dark period in our history, we as people need to reconnect. Walk-with-a-Doc is a great way to bounce back from the past two years.” – Dr. Sheth
A Family Affair
This event series was inspired by Dr. Sheth’s daughter, Riya, during the pandemic, who wants to pursue a career in medicine just like her father.
“I saw my dad come home worried about how isolated his patients were becoming during quarantine. I started doing some research about the mental and physical benefits of just getting outside for a short walk and interaction.” – Riya
That research turned into Riya’s AP seminar research paper during her sophomore year at Oak Ridge High School – and she convinced her dad to start the first chapter of the Walk-with-a-Doc program in East Tennessee.
“I’m so proud of Riya for pursuing this with such a passion. Together we want to develop this into a dynamic monthly program featuring other physicians and health topics. At Methodist we mentor and train medical students from Lincoln Memorial University, and I want to involve them as well. I think it will be a tremendous learning experience for them outside of the clinical hospital setting.” – Dr. Sheth
Walk with a Doc Soon!
Walk-with-a-Doc is free and open to the public. It will occur the second Saturday of every month, weather permitting. For more information or to be added to the event mailing list, please call (865) 835-4662.