Hero of the Week: Dr. David Sabgir

Ohio doctor walks for wellness


Walk with a Doc gathers hundreds of people to improve their health

Eighty percent of all heart diseases are preventable with just a little exercise, and that’s exactly what Dr. Sabgir encourages his patients to do. Although, he thought his encouragement wasn’t enough. Only 5% of his patients were getting the recommended 150 minutes of exercise a week.

Dr. Sagbir decided to invite his patients to walk with him in a nearby park in Westerville, Ohio. At his first walk, 101 people attended.

Walk with a Doc patients are 80% more likely to increase their exercise levels now that the program has started.

Today, Walk with a Doc has become a nationwide event that gets doctors and patients into their parks to discuss and improve their health.