FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Jan. 18, 2018) – Walking was recently recognized by the Surgeon General of the United
States as one of the most important things we can do for our health. Starting in January, Banner Health will host
free Walk with a Doc events in Fort Collins and Greeley to make health and wellness more accessible to Northern
“These events are a great way to increase community engagement and to get people walking regularly,” said
Roxane Conant, MPH, Community and Worksite Wellness senior manager for Banner Health. “We’d like to
encourage people throughout Northern Colorado to bring their friends and family to this month’s walk to start the
new year off healthy and gain some insight from local providers.”
Fort Collins Walk – 9 a.m., Jan. 27
• Join Banner Health physicians every fourth Saturday of the month from January through December 2018.
This month’s walk will be hosted by Anajelee Carlson, DO. Dr. Carlson specializes in internal medicine and
pediatrics. Meet at the Front Range Village management office (behind Happy Lucky’s and Verizon) at
2720 Council Tree Ave., Fort Collins.
Greeley Walk – 8 a.m., Jan. 20
• Join Banner Health physicians every third Saturday of the month from January through December 2018.
This month’s walk will be hosted by James Speed, MD, and Daphne Rommerein-Madden, MD. Dr. Speed
specializes in endocrinology and sees patients in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley and Sterling with
Banner Health Clinic. Dr. Rommerein-Madden specializes in family medicine and practices at Banner
Health Clinic in Greeley. Meet inside the southeast doors of the Greeley Mall at 2050 Greeley Mall,
Discussion topics may vary but the overall mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages,
and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve people’s health and well-being. For
more information, or to get regular walk updates go to www.walkwithadoc.org or call (970) 810-2680. Walking
shoes and athletic attire are encouraged, but not required.