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

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 September.

The popular walks take place every other Thursday from 9-10 a.m. 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.

Mercy Health Physician and Chief Clinical Officer Erin Fries, MD leads the Thursday, September 8 walk from 9-10 a.m. She will discuss the flu and the importance of getting your flu shot. Mercy Health Physician Sanjeev Bhatia, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert who practices from locations in Blue Ash, Montgomery and Oxford, leads the Thursday, September 22 walk from 9-10 a.m. His talk will focus on young adults and athletes with hip pain.

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 walk schedule follows below:
• 9-10 a.m. Thursday, September 8 and 22
• 9-10 a.m. Thursday, October 13 and 27

"The Jewish Hospital's Walk with a Doc continues to attract more and more men and women in our community who are interested in hearing experts discuss different health topics in a relaxed and informal setting," said Pat Davis-Hagens, Mercy Health Central Market President and CEO of The Jewish Hospital. "We welcome everyone who'd like to learn something new, meet people and get some exercise."

Mercy Health - Cincinnati will announce future walks and details will also be available at the Walk with a Doc website, www.walkwithadoc.org. 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.