Edgerton Hospital Launches Walk with a Doc Program in Milton & Edgerton

Edgerton Hospital is encouraging local residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Doc, a health program that brings doctors and patients together to walk on a monthly basis. The first walk is kicking off in Milton on Saturday, June 16th at 8:30 a.m. Participants will meet Dr. Michael Schreiber, Family Medicine Physician, at the Edgerton Hospital Milton Clinic, 831 Arthur Drive. This walking program will rotate between Milton and Edgerton, with the schedule listed at www.edgertonhospital.com as it is determined.  

 The Walk is open to the community. Participation is free and pre-registration is not required, but can be made by calling 608-884-1609 or online at www.edgertonhospital.com. Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with Dr. Schreiber and other healthcare professionals, who will provide support to participants and answer questions during the Walk. A free gift is also included.

 Walk with a Doc 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 Dr. Schreiber. “My partner, Dr. Karen Berger, and I are very pleased to bring this exciting and simple program to Milton and Edgerton, as it has shown such improved health results for countless people around the country.”

 “Walk with a Doc is honored to team up with the physicians at Edgerton Hospital Milton Clinic. By incorporating this program into the practice, Edgerton Hospital is demonstrating an exceptional level of care and commitment to their community,” said Dr. David Sabgir, founder of Walk with a Doc.

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. Schreiber. “Research has even shown that people who do moderate exercise on a regular basis have demonstrated increased longevity over their counterparts who do little or no exercise.”

 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
  • Reduce the risk of osteoporosis

 Milton and Edgerton join a growing list of communities nationwide that have started local Walk with a Doc (WWAD) programs. WWAD was created by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist with Mount Carmel Health Systems in Columbus, OH.  He has Walked with patients and community members every weekend since 2005.