‘Walk with a Doc’ this Saturday



OHIO VALLEY — Holzer Health System will host the Walk With a Doc walking program on Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to Noon.

Walkers will enjoy a refreshing walk that begins at the Holzer Therapy and Wellness Center, located at 735 Second Avenue Gallipolis, Ohio, and continue around the Gallipolis City Park. The walk will feature Cyril Halbert, MD, FACS, Holzer Plastic Surgery and Vein Center, and other healthcare professionals, who will provide support to the walkers and answer questions during the walk.

Free Vein Screenings will be offered following the walk at the Holzer Therapy & Wellness Center. Holzer offers free vein screenings several times a year at our locations. Common symptoms of vein disease include: leg pain, aching, fatigue/heaviness in legs, throbbing/burning/stabbing pain in legs, cramps, swelling, itching of legs, restless legs, and/or numbness.

Chronic venous disease may cause varicose veins, spider veins, swelling, leg skin changes, leg ulcers, and phlebitis or inflammation of leg or arm veins caused by prolonged inactivity. Left untreated, it may lead to blood clots, skin color changes, and chronic ulcers of the legs. Venous Diseases are five times more common than arterial diseases.

Walk With a Doc is a national nonprofit 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.

Holzer encourages anyone in the community to join the walk. This is a free program and pre-registration is not required. Future walks are planned for every other weekend, and will be announced via the Walk with a Doc website, www.walkwithadoc.org, as well as at www.holzer.org and Holzer’s social media channels.

Gallipolis joins a growing list of communities nationwide that have created local Walk With a Doc (WWAD) programs. For more information about the Walk With a Doc program, contact David Stout at 740-339-2502 or email [email protected]

Submitted by Holzer Health System.