Walk and Talk with a Doc

By Aryn McLaren on Wednesday, August 16, 2017


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With the leadership of Yogesh Shah, MD, MPH, FAAFM and Nicole Gilg, MD, MPH, Broadlawns is taking a leadership position in developing community health initiatives that address population health considerations.  As physicians that received concentrated training in public healthcare, Dr. Shah and Dr. Gilg are committed to implementing programming that addresses concerns related to physical activity, diabetes, nutrition and smoking.  

One such initiative includes the Walk and Talk with a Doc programWalk and Talk with a DocEach Tuesday at noon, Dr. Shah and/or Dr. Gilg lead a one mile walk throughout the Broadlawns campus.  The Walk and Talk with a Doc program encourages physical activity for patients, staff and visitors, but it concurrently provides individuals with an opportunity to engage in conversation with a physician on a weekly basis.  This is a unique opportunity for patients, visitors and staff to interact with physicians in a non-clinical environment that cultivates more natural conversation in a more familial manner.

About Broadlawns

Broadlawns Medical Center is a nonprofit healthcare organization that ensures the community is provided quality healthcare that is coordinated, compassionate and cost‐effective. The Broadlawns campus includes an acute care hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, urgent care and emergency services, lab, radiology, dentistry, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, crisis team, and community-based behavioral support services. Broadlawns accepts all forms of insurance and its approach to healthcare and quality outcomes earned a Level 3 rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the highest achievable status for a medical delivery model. To learn more, please visit www.broadlawns.org.