Ready to practice what you preach? Walk With a Doc Texas is part of a national grassroots movement devoted to encouraging healthy physical activity. We want to reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle and improve the health and well-being of our country, and we want your help.
Wednesday afternoon, most of Texas’ physician-legislators participated in the first-ever Walk With a Doc Texas (WWAD) event at the Capitol. Sens. Buckingham, Donna Campbell, MD (R-New Braunfels); and Reps. Tom Oliverson, MD (R- Houston); J.D. Sheffield, DO (R-Gatesville); and John Zerwas, MD (R-Simonton) — as well as their colleagues Sen. Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston) and Rep. Rick Miller (R- Sugar Land) — all came out to lead more than 40 participants on a walk around the Capitol grounds. They, along with Senator Schwertner and Rep. Greg Bonnen, MD (R-Friendswood), co-sponsored the event. WWAD, a national initiative started by an Ohio physician, promotes physical activity.
The first-ever capitol walk also raised awareness about the national initiative, in which more than 30 TMA member physicians host walks in their own communities across Texas — motivating thousands of patients and neighbors to get out and get active.
Walk With a Doc is a non-profit organization that encourages healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and seeks to reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.
Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a board certified cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio who practices with the Mount Carmel Health System.
TMA is now part of this national grassroots movement. Walk With a Doc Texas has a proven track record of helping people commit to a healthy lifestyle through monthly, physician-led walks throughout Texas.
Getting started is easy. First, if you're not already a TMA member, join today and the program start-up is FREE (a more than $4,000 value). Secondly, email founder David Sabgir, MD or contact their office by phone at (614) 714-0407.
Walk With a Doc Texas is funded by a grant from the TMA Foundation with generous support from the TMAIT and Prudential. TMA members benefit from the grant in many ways. From start-up costs and marketing materials, to liability insurance and administrative support from the WWAD team, your event is sure to be a success.
Contact their office by phone at (614) 714-0407.
Not sure how to get started? Here’s a list of tips, resources, and best practices to get you to the finish line.
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WWAD Texas is funded by a grant from the TMA Foundation with generous support from TMAIT, BCBSTX, and Prudential.
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