Wagging Tails and Walking Trails

Furry friends and good health collided at Dr. Wesley’s Walk with the Doc and Dog event last month. Hosted in beautiful Monterey, California, Dr. Wesley invited her patients and their four-legged friends to join her on a heart-pumping, health-boosting weekend walk. Part of an ongoing series, the Walk with Doc and Dog event is a fantastic venue to connect with Dr. Wesley and other patients to forge strong, health-focused community ties. “I appreciate my doctor getting me out here to walk,” commented a participant, who was part of a group of fifty patients, “what a great event!” Owners and dogs alike enjoyed themselves and took home some great souvenirs.

Kudos to Dr. Wesley for dreaming up such a creative event- not only did her patients get active, they were able to enjoy the added bonus of a proven natural stress reliever- spending time with animals. As part of a lasting commitment to enriching lives through inventive and community-building events and initiatives; our physicians always have something new on deck to connect with their patients beyond the office.

If events like Dr. Wesley’s sound like fun, be sure to stay up-to-date with our blog. We’ll post announcements and invites for our physicians’ personal events to ensure all of their valued patients have the opportunity to get up, get out, and experience aliveness.
Sarah Clark
Jul 25th, 2015
great article!!
Oct 14th, 2014
Wouldn't it be neat to get the local Humane Sociey involved? There are dogs and pups there that need such a community and activity and a break from long days in cages as much as we do. For those who love dogs and don't have one, borrowing a dog for a day would be good for the dog AND the patient!
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Oct 24th, 2014
Thank you so much for your thoughts and wonderful suggestion. People and pets can definitely benefit from spending time together.

In good health,

Dec 9th, 2012
cool posting
Pam Heir
Oct 9th, 2012
What a great idea to get the ommunity involved in taking care of their own health. MDVIP is certainly an excellent model that should be follwed by all health care providers.

Pam Heir
Gia DiMatteo
Aug 27th, 2012
Sounds like a great event!
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