Walk With A Doc

Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. Frustrated with his inability to affect behavior change in the clinical setting, Dr. Sabgir invited his patients to go for a walk with him in a local park on a spring Saturday morning. To his surprise, over 100 people showed up, energized and ready to move. 

Since that first event in 2005, Walk with a Doc has grown as a grassroots effort with a model based on sustainability and simplicity. A doctor gives a brief presentation on a health topic and then leads participants on a walk at their own pace. Healthy snacks, coffee, and blood pressure checks are an optional part of a Walk with a Doc event. 

Walk with A Doc (WWD) is a global moment. Its main objective is to inspire communities through movement and conversation and to encourage everyone to include walking in day to day routine.

This specific walk is led by a physician once a month in different cities focusing on health education and motivation and then participants are encouraged to pursue regular walking during rest of the days until the next walk happens.

Let's join us for the upcoming walks