When Dr. Amy Mechley (Integrative Family Medicine) approached us to support her efforts to launch Walk with a Doc (WWAD) in Cincinnati, we knew this was the right fit for us. The WWAD organization mission statement is similar to ours in that our key objective is to have a significant positive impact in people’s lives.
Unfortunately, in today’s day and age, understanding one’s health and best course of action can be confusing and stressful. The WWAD platform allows for the community to engage directly with a variety of physicians and medical staff. Engaging with the community to create awareness is often times our best front line defense to stave off serious health related issues. Frequently, simple screenings such as our 3-minute vein screening can detect venous disease with a high degree of accuracy.
Venous disease – also referred to as vein disease or Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) afflicts roughly 30 Million Americans and an estimated 200,000 Greater Cincinnatians. This is a hereditary disease so if you know someone in your family with a history of vein related issues, you should enhance your knowledge about vein disease. Spider Veins are often an early stage and non-problematic sign (not always the case). Issues can arise when varicose veins become present. Additionally, progressive stages of the disease are indicated by associated symptoms such as – restless legs, leg aching or heaviness, leg swelling, itching or burning sensations and skin discoloration to name a few.
Our staff and physicians are excited to get out in the community and be a part of the WWAD program supported by Integrative Family Medicine, Beacon Orthopaedics and OHC. To learn more about when and where the walks will take place, please contact Karen Shulte at Integrative Family Care at 513-457-4073 or Walk with a Doc at 614-714-0407. We look forward to seeing you on the walking trails and getting to know you!
Nick Snider, COO RejuVeination – The Vein Restoration Group