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The Madison County Rural Health Council has partnered with the Walk with a Doc (WWAD) Program. 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.

The program has a proven track record of helping people commit to a healthy lifestyle through the encouragement of physicians and interaction with others interested in improving their health. The walks are open to the community. Participation is free and pre-registration is not required. The Walk with a Doc program will take place on one of our Monday Miles each month.

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Walk with a Doc Schedule:

  • Saturday, June 8th, 10:00 am  - 11:00 am:  Andrea I. Berg, MD from SUNY Upstate Medical University on the Chittenango Creek Walk Monday Mile. Topic: Arthritis and Benefits of Walking and Physical Activity.  For this walk MCRHC is partnering with the NY State Department of Health Arthritis Department

  • Saturdays, July 20th, August 17th, September 14th, October 12th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am: Dr. Daniel Ratnarajah on the Oneida Rail Trail Monday Mile.

  • Saturday, July 13th, at 10:00am - 11:00am in Cazenovia: Jocelyn Morin, MD from Community Memorial Cazenovia Family Health Center.

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Past Dates:

  • Saturday, May 25th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am: Daniel Ratnarajah, MD from MDVIP Affiliated Primary Care Physicians in Oneida on the Oneida Rail Trail Monday Mile. Topic: Why exercise matter for overall good health.

  • Saturday, March 16th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am: Adam M. Berg, MD from Syracuse Gastroenterological Associates, P.C. on the DeRuyter Smith Park Track Monday Mile. Topic Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention.

  • Saturday, May 11th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am: Heidi S. Puc, MD, FACP, ABIHM from Integrative Medicine of Central NY on the Chittenango Creek Walk Monday Mile. Topic: Prevention and Treatment of Lyme Disease

  • Saturday,  April 13th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am: Gerry Edwards, MD of St. Joseph’s Physicians at Cazenovia on the New Woodstock Free Library Monday Mile. Topic: Dr. Edwards will share his “prescription for life” and how good posture can have a positive impact on your health.

For physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals, join us as we transform medicine, at Walk with a Doc. For more information about how you can get involved email or call the Madison County Rural Health Council at henry.s@mcruralhealthcouncil.org or (315) 454-2108. Walk with a Doc is open for all. Check out the following video for more information!