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Physicians in S.F. are prescribing park time to patients
San Francisco Examiner

Many of the prescriptions San Francisco physician Dr. Daphne Miller writes for her patients cannot be filled at a pharmacy. That’s because they look something like this:

Drug: Exercise in Glen Canyon Park
Dose: 45 minutes of walking or running
Directions: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7 a.m.
Refill: Unlimited

Dubbed a park prescription, such instructions have become a common theme among health care providers in The City in recent years due to a joint effort between doctors and parks officials to increase a patient’s time spent outdoors rather than encouraging them to reach inside the medicine cabinet.