Harbin Clinic physicians have teamed with the national Walk with a Doc program to encourage everyone to become more active and take steps toward health.
The free program features monthly walks led by Harbin Clinic physicians where participants can not only get some great exercise but also have a chance to talk to a physician.
The American Heart Association says one of the best ways to get started walking is to walk with a group. Walking is a low-cost, easy way to get exercise. It doesn’t require special clothes, equipment or membership to a gym or club.
The last Walk with a Doc of the year is fast approaching and Harbin Clinic Pediatrician Dr. Melissa Davis will lead the group for the final lap on Saturday, October 19 at Bridgepoint Plaza, just off Second Avenue in Rome, at 9 a.m.
Walk with a Doc on September 21st will be led by Psychologist Dr. Jason Dunn, and walkers will gather on the grassy area at Bridgepoint Plaza in Rome at 9 a.m. This free event offers people of all ages the chance to talk with a physician and get first-hand advice about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Stroll through the last days of summer at Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc on Saturday, August 17. Leading the walk this month is Harbin Clinic’s Dr. David Hale, a neurologist who specializes in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other gray matters of the nervous system. For Dr. Hale, regular exercise is a crucial factor in staying healthy, both physically and mentally.
Your monthly opportunity to take some healthy steps with a Harbin Clinic doctor in beautiful Downtown Rome will be following a different route for the month of July. Dr. Kathryn Carroll of Pediatrics Rome and Dr. John-Scott Carroll of Family Medicine Rome invite you to join them on Saturday, July 20th at 9 a.m. at Bridgepoint Plaza for a walk along the Oostanaula River with wonderful views of historic Downtown Rome.
Several years ago, Dr. Harris was overweight and realized he needed to take care of his health. Dr. Harris started walking — five miles a day, to be exact — toward a better lifestyle. Join Dr. Harris on Saturday, June 15th for Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc event, where he will share his philosophy on the importance of exercise and diet in one’s life.
Walk with a Doc returns June 15th and will be led by Dr. Gregory Harris of Harbin Clinic Medical Oncology. The health benefits of walking are significant. A study led by American Cancer Society researchers shows that even low levels of walking may help people live longer and can lower the risks of certain forms of cancer, including breast cancer and colon cancer.
This Saturday, May 18th, Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc event kicks off at 9 a.m. on the grassy area of Bridgepoint Plaza. The 2-mile health walk will lead trekkers down the scenic Kingfisher Trail which loops back around to end at Bridgepoint Plaza.
The free, monthly community event has drawn hundreds of people who gather at 9 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month to hear information and facts about health and wellness from Harbin Clinic physicians. Then the group stretches their legs during a 2-mile health walk along the Kingfisher Trail in Downtown Rome.
Harbin Clinic is celebrating another year of complete care for Northwest Georgia after hosting a myriad of community events impacting thousands of people of all ages. Through a focus of helping others live a healthy life, Harbin Clinic’s initiatives care completely for everyone.
As summer fades and slightly cooler temperatures creep in, locals have one last opportunity for this year to stroll toward wellness at Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc event on October 20 at Bridgepoint Plaza. The walk, which starts at 9 a.m., will be led by Harbin Clinic General Surgeon, Dr. Paul Brock. Walking regularly, Dr. Brock says, has numerous health benefits that will help walkers both immediately and in the long run.