Local surgeon Dr. Marcus Cox and the Cleveland Indians will be the featured “attractions” when the Union Hospital Community Health and Wellness program holds its next “Walk With A Doc” free community walking event this Saturday (May 6).
Participants will meet in the Union Hospital cafeteria at 9 a.m. and hear from and walk with Dr. Cox, a surgeon with UPS Regional Surgical Specialists located on the hospital campus.
Participants also will enjoy celebrating the spring season and the return of baseball season as part of the event that will feature a Cleveland Indians theme and a “special” Indians team prize for one lucky participant.
Walkers will hear a health-related presentation from Dr. Cox, receive free blood-pressure checks, walk with Dr. Cox on the hospital’s outdoor walking trail and enjoy a free healthy snack and water presented by the Union Hospital Nutrition Services Department. In case of inclement weather, the walk will be held as scheduled on the hospital’s indoor walking path.
The entire event is free and no registration is necessary.
Dr. Cox is certified by the American Board of Surgery and has more than 20 years of surgical experience. He received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and his residency in General Surgery was at Summa Akron City Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Cox completed a fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and has served as an assistant professor and clinical instructor in surgery.
Dr. Cox specializes in general, trauma, thyroid, laparoscopic, breast cancer, colon cancer and gastrointestinal surgery, and performs colonoscopy and upper endoscopy procedures. He also has extensive experience in the surgical repair of hernias; surgery of the thyroid, abdomen (liver, spleen, gallbladder, intestines, pancreas), skin and soft tissues.
Walk With a Doc is a national non-profit organization with a mission to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country. Future walk dates will be announced by the hospital and on the Walk With a Doc website at http://walkwithadoc.org/our-locations/dover-ohio/.
Other healthcare professionals, public officials and others will be part of upcoming walks.
Information about Union Hospital and all of its services available to the community is available on the hospital website at www.unionhospital.org, and on the hospital’s pages on Facebook and Twitter (@Union_Hospital).