Staff Liaison: Angelica Cereno 

Physician Lead: Gayathri Thirumalaiselvan, MD

Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. Attendees take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare professional, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking. 

Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. Frustrated with his inability to affect behavior change in the clinical setting, Dr. Sabgir invited his patients to go for a walk with him in a local park on a spring Saturday morning. To his surprise, over 100 people showed up, energized and ready to move.

Since that first event in 2005, Walk with a Doc has grown as a grassroots effort with a model based on sustainability and simplicity. A doctor gives a brief presentation on a health topic and then leads participants on a walk at their own pace. Healthy snacks, coffee, and blood pressure checks are an optional part of a Walk with a Doc event. As a result of these efforts, the reach of Walk with a Doc now extends all around the globe with over 500 chapters worldwide, including Walk with a FUTURE Doc chapters led by medical students.

The Santa Clara County Medical Association is now a proud chapter of Walk With A Doc to bring walk events to a park near you! 

Upcoming Walk With A Doc: Saturday, October 14, 2023

Location: Los Gatos Creek Trail (Meet at 200 E Hacienda Ave, Campbell, CA 95008) 

Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Registration is FREE to ALL - SCCMA Members, their families, patients, and community members! To register, please visit eventbrite or contact Angelica at Well behaved dogs are welcome to join on walks. 

Attendees must fill out the waiver before their first walk. Click HERE to sign the waiver. Chapter Number is 19347.

Watch Walk With A Doc featured on Good Morning America: "Health Benefits of Walking - GMA celebrates National Walking Day with Walk with a Doc!"

   Find SCCMA Staff and Physician leads at our Walk Events!