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CANCELED:City of Madison "Ski With a Doc" this weekend


UPDATE (WKOW) --- The City of Madison says they are rescheduling the Cross Country Ski with a Doc event scheduled for Sunday.

The event will now be rescheduled for Sunday, January 19 at 1:30 p.m.



MADISON (WKOW) -- The City of Madison has a twist on a program to improve your health.

When the weather is warmer, it does Walk with a Doc, but with snow on the ground it's trying Cross Country Ski, Ice Skate and Snowshoe with a Doc.

Walk with a Doc is a free program where participants literally take a walk in the park while a doctor answers your health questions. The Madison Parks chapter is the first in Wisconsin.

Starting this Sunday, though, the city will offer winter activities. Here is a list with descriptions from the City of Madison website:

Cross Country Ski with a Doc

Sunday, January 5, 1:30

Odana Hills Golf Course, 4635 Odana Road

Physician: Dr. Hans Sollinger

Topic: Diabetes and New Cures on the Horizon

Dr. Hans Sollinger has been a transplant surgeon at the UW Hospital since 1975 and has held many leadership positions in various national transplant societies. He specializes in pancreas and renal transplantation, including transplantation for pediatrics. He has been recognized as revolutionizing the transplant world and bringing national recognition to the UW Hospital.

The Walk with a Doc program is honored to have Dr. Sollinger lead Cross Country Ski with a Doc. Pack up your cross country skis and head over to Odana Hills Golf Course to participate in this event. Skis will be available to rent.  Dr. Sollinger will first teach you about Diabetes and all the new cures that are currently on the horizon. Then enjoy a skiing through the park with him for a valuable workout.


Ice Skate with a Doc

Saturday, January 25, 12:00 p.m.

Vilas Park, 1602 Vilas Park Drive 

Physician: Dr. Samuel Poore

Topic: Breast Reconstruction Awareness

Dr. Samuel Poore practices with the UW Department of Surgery, specializing in microvascular surgery, with an emphasis on breast reconstruction. He also does general plastic and reconstructive surgery, including reconstruction of the hand and post-bariatric body-contouring. He is also a member of the UW Health Breast Center.

Try out your ice skating skills while learning all about breast reconstruction with Dr. Samuel Poore. You will be able to ask Dr. Poore your own personal questions about breast reconstructive surgery after his discussion with everyone. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity! The event will be cancelled if there is rain.

Snowshoe with a Doc

Saturday, February 8, 9:00 a.m.

Edna Taylor Conservation Park, 802 Femrite Drive

Physician: Dr. David Schneider

Topic: Taking the Fear out of Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Surgery

Dr. David Schneider practices at the UW Department of Surgery, specializing in endocrine surgery, treating diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. He also conducts research on the optimization of cancer care in the US, with a particular interest in endocrine cancer.

Get out and enjoy the winter weather with Dr. David Schneider on an adventurous snowshoe hike through Edna Taylor Conservation Park. Dr. Schneider will first lead a discussion on thyroids, as he will take your fear out of both thyroid nodules and surgery. Following the conversation, he will lead a snowshoe hike through Edna Taylor Conservation Park. Come join him for some winter fun! The walk will occur rain or shine! There is a very limited amount of snowshoes for use, so bring your own if possible.

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