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OHC Partners With Integrative Family Care, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Rejuveination to Launch “Walk with a Doc” Program in Greater Cincinnati.

Lesia Golden, Events, 0 comments
June 21, 2018



Lesia Golden
OHC Marketing Department
513-751-2273 ext. 10204

Karen Schulte
Integrative Family Care

Walk with a Doc

CINCINNATI, June 20, 2018 – A unique collaborative of Greater Cincinnati doctors are encouraging residents to take a step toward better health through Walk with a Doc, a health program that brings doctors, patients and the public together to walk.

Walk with a Doc takes place twice each month:

  • Date: The first Monday of every month starting July 2
    Time: Noon
    Location: Integrative Family Care, 2200 Victory Pkwy Suite 603, Cincinnati, OH 45206
  • Date: The third Saturday of every month starting July 21
    Time: Noon
    Location: Saint Ignatius Parish, 5222 North Bend Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45247 (walking track)

Walk with a Doc (WWAD) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.

“This program has had tremendous participation and success in hundreds of cities around the country,” said Amy R. Mechley, MD, a primary care doctor with Integrative Family Care. “I’m very pleased that this group of primary care doctors, orthopedic doctors, cancer care doctors and vein solution specialists have partnered to bring this easy, simple program to Cincinnati as it has shown such improved health results for countless people around the country.”

“We are excited to bring Walk with a Doc to our city,” stated Andy Blankemeyer, CEO of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. “Helping patients maintain an active lifestyle is extremely important to us. We look forward to helping patients and providers develop meaningful relationships that help drive healthy outcomes in our community.”

“Research shows a strong relationship between regular physical activity and reduced risk of developing 13 types of cancer, including esophageal, uterine, liver, kidney, breast, and prostate cancers,” said John Sacco, MD, a radiation oncologist with OHC who is also board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine. “Another study shows how aerobic and resistance exercise can increase life expectancy for individuals who have successfully finished breast cancer treatment.”

“We are excited to be part of this Walk with a Doc program” says Nick Snider, COO of RejuVeination – The Vein Restoration Group. “We believe this unique platform which promotes physical activity in collaboration with Cincinnati’s healthcare community will lead to a higher quality of life for Cincinnatians. We look forward to educating people about venous disease, associated symptoms and the latest state-of-the-art treatments.”

WWAD is open to the community. Participation is free and pre-registration is not required. Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with Dr. Mechley, Eleanor Glass, MD, a primary care doctor with Integrative Family Care, and other healthcare professionals who will provide support to participants and answer questions during the Walk.

“Walk with a Doc is honored to team up with Integrative Family Care, Beacon Orthopaedics, OHC, and Rejuveination. By incorporating this program into the practice, these doctors are demonstrating an exceptional level of care and commitment to their community,” said David Sabgir, MD, a cardiologist and the founder of Walk with a Doc. Dr. Sabgir has walked with patients and community members every weekend since 2005.

Why walk?

“There’s no question that increasing exercise, even moderately, reduces the risks of many diseases, including coronary heart disease, breast and colon cancer and Type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Mechley. “Research has even shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour that you exercise regularly.”

According to the American Heart Association, walking as little as 30 minutes a day can provide the following benefits: improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, help maintain a healthy body weight and lower the risk of obesity, enhance mental well-being, and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is a nationally known and respected provider of bone, joint, spine, and sports medicine care. With eight regional locations, 24/7 scheduling, and walk-in orthopaedic urgent cares, Beacon Orthopaedics is leading the way in making high quality care accessible. The sub-specialty trained physicians offer non-surgical and surgical treatment options, including a range of regenerative medicine procedures. Beacon Orthopaedics provides medical care to the Cincinnati Reds, Xavier University, Mount St. Joseph, Wilmington College, and many other colleges, high schools, and clubs. For more information, call (513) 354-3700 or visit BeaconOrtho.com.

Integrative Family Care is direct old fashioned family medicine with a modern twist. Dr. Glass and Dr. Mechley are accepting new patients. For more information, please call 513-457-4073 or visit ifcdirect.com.

OHC is the region’s leading experts in the treatment of nearly every form of adult cancer and complex blood disorder. OHC offers the latest medical, gynecologic and radiation therapy, and is always seeking better treatment options through participation in clinical trials. At its heart, our approach to cancer care is simple – to surround you with everything you need to focus on what matters most: beating cancer. For more information, call 1-888-649-4800 or visit ohcare.com.

RejuVeination is a team of compassionate people committed to enhancing the overall quality of life for those suffering from vein disease. Our core values guide us in providing state-of-the-art vascular care in a personalized and affordable manner. Our purpose is to educate people suffering from venous disorders in order to provide comprehensive vein care in an exceptional service oriented environment. For more information, call 513-258-2577 or visit rejuveination.com.


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