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Walk with a doc and step forward toward better health

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Who says you can't walk and talk at the same time?

Now Suncoast physicians and their patients are proving that it can be done, all while taking a step toward better health.

Dr. Rose Baez, of Gulf Coast Medical Group in Venice heads up the local branch of the National program 'Walk with a Doc'.

The one hour walk starts with the doctor giving a 3-5 minute talk on a medical topic.  Walkers may ask general questions about health during the walk and get a chance to better know the doctor.

Dr. Baez said, "Walk with a Doc not only allows people to feel more comfortable with medical professional who are participating in the walk right next to them, but also enables them to learn about health and fitness."

Meet up for the walk is on Venice Island the third Saturday of each month.

Dr. Baez and the walkers meet at 8:00 a.m. then walk for about an hour, and cover three-miles.

For more information you can visit the Walk with a Doc website.