Five Years, 100 Walks For Tyler Physician


Li-Yu Mitchell, MD, (pictured right) arrived at Tyler’s Rose Rudman Park around 6 pm on April 18 ready to take yet another walk with patients and other Smith County Medical Society members. 

But this walk was a little more special. This time, Dr. Mitchell and the medical society were hosting their 100th Walk With a Doc Texas event.

Nearly 100 people showed up to celebrate and walk with Dr. Mitchell, including Gina Jetter, MD, the society’s president, and Executive Director Angela Driggs.

Dr. Jetter and Ms. Driggs presented Dr. Mitchell with quilt made from T-shirts from previous events Dr. Mitchell either participated in or was affiliated with.

The walks help Dr. Mitchel build strong relationships within her community to encourage healthy physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

“I hope [patients] get at least one or two nuggets of health information that they can incorporate into their life to help benefit them in whatever way it may,” said Dr. Mitchell, a family physician who has been in practice for 18 years. “I hope that they begin to understand that exercise is very important, and I hope they understand that physicians are people too and we’re approachable.”

Other organizations that regularly participate in the Tyler walks include the Smith County Medical Alliance, Fit City Tyler, and Northeast Texas Public Health District, along with countless local physicians.

You’ll find them every Thursday evening at 6 pm at Rose Rudman Park.

Walk With a Doc Texas is funded by a grant from the TMA Foundation with generous support from TMA Insurance Trust, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and Prudential.

Last Updated On

May 02, 2019

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