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Winship physician steps out for Walk with a Doc

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Mary Beth Spence
Senior Manager, Media Relations

Winship Cancer Institute (Winship) of Emory University
oncologist Stephen Szabo, MD, recently took the first steps in
launching the Walk with a Doc program at Dunwoody’s Brook Run

“It’s a way for you to have a more personalized discussion with a
physician,” says Szabo, the director of community oncology at
Winship at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.

Emory Saint Joseph’s and the City of Dunwoody have partnered to
offer the free monthly event that lets participants ask
healthcare questions while walking with a physician around the

Walk with a Doc is a national nonprofit organization with a goal
of getting people of all ages off the couch and onto a healthier

These types of informal walking sessions are sprouting up all
over the country. Erica Aronin, a Winship patient and lung cancer
survivor, says the walk is a fun and practical way to stay on top
of her health. Aronin and other participants found Walk with a
Doc to be a great opportunity to ask medical questions in a
relaxed environment. “It’s so much less intimidating than being
in a clinic,” she says. Aronin first met Szabo as a Winship
patient. Physical fitness is important to her and her Lungs ‘N’
Roses team is set to participate again this year in the Winship
Win the Fight 5K on Oct. 14.

Walk with a Doc is held the second Saturday each month at Brook
Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road. Emory Saint Joseph’s physicians
will discuss these topics at upcoming walks:

Oct. 14 – Elizabeth Shaw, MD. Topic: fall allergy symptoms
Nov. 11 – Jeffrey Peretz, MD. Topic: hip and knee arthritis
Dec. 9 – Mitchell Blass, MD. Topic: infectious disease

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