Learn how walking with a doctor is a ‘SMART’ idea


Residents have the opportunity to “Walk with a Doc(tor) Jan. 22 beginning at 9 a.m. on the inside track at Aultman Carrollton.

The January Walk with a Doc will be led by Mandal Haas, M.D. of Aultman Medical Group Family Medicine of Carrollton and John Sutton, M.D.

Walk with a Doc is a year-round walking program that operates in communities across America and abroad to encourage healthy physical activity for people of all ages. Aultman is proud to take part in the program to support the mission to “lead our community to improved health.”

Dr. Haas is board certified in family practice and received his medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency with Aultman Family Practice. Dr. Haas’ memberships include the American Academy of Family Physicians, The Ohio State Medical Association, Ohio Academy of Family Practice, Ohio State Coroner’s Association and the Carroll County Medical Society.

A practicing family physician for nearly 20 years, Dr. Sutton serves as the director of quality for the Integrated Health Collaborative, an Aultman Health Foundation company that focuses on improving the coordination of care.

Drs. Sutton and Haas will be educating participants on setting specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely (SMART) goals for the New Year. Community members are invited to take part in this walk, which will take approximately one hour. More than 40 people braved the December weather at the last event in Louisville. Officials would like the program to grow each month and invite the public to join them and help show Carrollton is committed to SMART change!

Participants should meet in the fitness center at Aultman Carrollton. An Aultman Working on Wellness (WOW) nurse will be available to provide free fitness screenings prior to the walk. Participants will also receive free water and granola bar.

For more information on the Walk with a Doc program, visit www.walkwithadoc.org. To learn about future Aultman walk locations or for other questions, contact Aultman Community Wellness Nurse Linda Brunk at 330-363-3381.

Aultman Carrollton is located at 1020 Trump Rd., Carrollton.