Let's Go!
Walkway on the western promenade

Let's Go! Walk with a Doc

Take a step toward better health

Walk with a Doc. Educate, Exercise, Empower.

With an aim to make health and happiness accessible to everyone, Walk with a Doc (WWD) is a fun, free and safe doctor-led outside walk (or roll) where participants learn about different health topics and meet new people. Learn more about WWD.

Regular physical activity like walking is one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health. WWD inspires communities through movement and conversation. Join us!

More than just a walk

Walk with a Doc is based on four key components: 

  • Physical activity
  • Health education
  • Social connection
  • Time in nature

It's an all-in-one prescription for a healthier life. 

Learn more

Walk Details

Everyone is welcome to join a local walk (or roll). No sign ups necessary. Just show up ready to move!

Location: Maine Medical Center Dana Center 22 Bramhall St. Portland, ME 04102

Recommended walking route(s): Check out the recommended walking route(s). Note: Route(s) subject to change.

Schedule: Kickoff event: April 25th, 2024, 4:00 - 5:00 pm 

Walks will take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm

  • 5/16/24
  • 6/20/24
  • 8/15/24
  • 9/19/24
  • 10/17/24
  • 11/21/24

Topics: Walk topics will include information supporting Let’s Go! Small Steps program which advocates the following messages:

  • Move More – it’s a great way to improve your health
  • Eat Real – foods that come from nature give you energy
  • Drink Water – it’s the best choice
  • Rest Up – good sleep restores your body and mind

Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone is welcome to join a local walk (or roll), no sign ups necessary, just show up ready to move! People of all ages, fitness levels and backgrounds are welcome. 
 

A variety of MaineHealth physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) will lead the walks, including Let’s Go! Medical Director Carrie Gordon, MD and Division Chief of Hospital Medicine Dan Meyer, MD. Walks will also be lead by providers from the following specialties:

  • Hospital medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Lifestyle medicine
  • Preventive medicine
  • Alternative medicine
  • Psychiatry

Free parking is available in the Maine Medical Center South Lot guest parking lot located at 107 Chadwick Street, Portland. Learn more.

Kids/family members are welcome! No pets, please. We'll ask you to sign a waiver at the start of your walk.

Walks will still be held during light weather conditions. Please dress accordingly. Walks will only be cancelled due to extreme weather.  

There are bathrooms available at the start and finish of the walk. Please see a walk coordinator who will show you where they are located.

For more information, please contact Nicole O'Brien at nicole.obrien@mainehealth.org or 207-662-5210.