The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Offers Twice Monthly Walk with a Doc Sessions at Kenwood Towne Center in December

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital continues its free Walk with a Doc program at Kenwood Towne Center with two sessions in December.

The popular walks take place at the mall, which is located at 7875 Montgomery Road. Walkers will meet at The Jewish Hospital’s Walk with a Doc booth located in front of Anthropologie near Nordstrom’s inside entrance. New walkers get a free t-shirt and a pedometer to log their steps.

Please note, December’s Walk with a Doc sessions begin at 8 a.m., one hour earlier than usual, due to the mall’s extended holiday shopping hours.

Mercy Health Physician and colorectal surgeon Cory Barrat, MD, who practices from Mercy Health – Colorectal Surgery in Kenwood, leads the Thursday, December 8 walk from 8-9 a.m. He will discuss colorectal cancer screening.

Dr. Barrat also leads the Thursday, December 22 walk from 8-9 a.m. and his talk will focus on diverticulitis.

Led by a variety of physicians and other health professionals representing a wide array of health, wellness and fitness-related expertise, the walks start with a brief and informative talk on the doctor’s area of specialty before walking.

The program is free and does not require pre-registration.

“The Jewish Hospital’s Walk with a Doc has helped hundreds of people connect with healthcare professionals and learn something new as they get exercise,” said Pat Davis-Hagens, Mercy Health Central Market President and CEO of The Jewish Hospital. “If you haven’t yet joined a walk, it’s a unique way to hear from experts in your community on a wide variety of health topics in a relaxed setting. We look forward to welcoming you!”

Mercy Health - Cincinnati will announce future walks and details will also be available at the Walk with a Doc website, If you miss a walk, Mercy Health - Cincinnati is live streaming the walks on its Facebook pages (search for “Mercy Health – Cincinnati”), with the videos also available to watch any time at your convenience.

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.