Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Dunwoody Walk with a Doc

Brook Run Park
City Park
4770 North Peachtree Road
Dunwoody, Georgia

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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The City of Dunwoody and program partner Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital are providing community members with a chance to take active steps toward better health through the new Dunwoody Walk with a Doc program. The FREE Walk with a Doc monthly exercise and education initiative takes place the second Saturday of each month at Brook Run Park (4770 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody) on the front field, opposite the playground from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The program is focused on getting participants active in a Dunwoody park while conferring with a healthcare professional host who can provide support to walkers and answer questions during the walk. Healthy snacks, coffee and blood pressure checks are also a standard part of Dunwoody’s Walk with a Doc walking program. Pre-registration is not required.

This week's doctor is Y. Julia Kao, M.D. from St. Joseph's Hospital. She received a medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and specializes in Adult Total Joint Replacement, Hip Surgery, and Knee Surgery. Julia enjoys hearing about people’s lives and helping them get back to what they love to do. Finding relief to arthritic pain is something she helps with. Her goal is to return patients to the things they enjoy doing, whether it’s gardening on the weekend, playing in a weekly tennis league or simply being pain free. She wants to help patients get the most out of their life.

Struggling with arthritis and deciding if, and when, a total joint replacement is right for someone can be a stressful time. A new joint is a lifelong commitment and it is Julia's job to help guide them through the process, make sure all of their questions are answered, and that they are comfortable with the plan that is come up with.

After completing Julia's fellowship training in a hospital specializing in orthopaedic surgery, where the most joint replacements are performed each year in this country, Julia has learned the newest techniques and has incorporated them into her own practice. She has also had the opportunity to research and present on many cutting-edge topics in joint replacement at national conferences.