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

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 July.


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 Physicians provider Jessica Pykosz, PA-C, who practices from Mercy Health - Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center locations in Rookwood and Anderson, leads the Thursday, July 13 walk from 9-10 a.m. She will discuss conditions that affect the knee, including meniscal injuries, patellofemoral pain (pain in the front of the knee) and early stages of arthritis.


Mercy Health Physician and colon and rectal surgeon John P. Cullen, who practices from Mercy Health - General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Kenwood, leads the Thursday, July 27 walk from 9-10 a.m. He will discuss the causes, symptoms and treatment options for hemorrhoids.


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 series draws a growing group of health-conscious women and men who can ask questions of Mercy Health’s medical experts while learning about a wide variety of topics and getting some exercise,” said Pat Davis-Hagens, Mercy Health Central Market President and CEO of The Jewish Hospital. “We hope you’ll join us!”


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.


Walk with a Doc is a non-profit organization that encourages healthy physical activity in people of all ages to reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country. To learn more, go to


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