This week’s episode features board certified cardiologist, Dr. Nicole Harkin, who comes on to share so much information about cardiovascular health, particularly as it pertains to women! She discusses lifestyle modifications such as diet and exercise, and she additionally goes into a discussion on the lipid panel. She moved across the country recently and started her own telecardiology practice, Whole Heart Cardiology, and is currently licensed to practice in New York, California, and Florida. Her advice is to focus on prevention and lifestyle changes now; progress over perfection; lifestyle can dramatically reduce risk even in those with high genetic risk. She can be found on IG @nicoleharkinmd. Visit her website at www.wholeheartcardiology.com to sign up for her newsletter and learn more about her practice.
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FULL BIO: Nicole Harkin, MD, FACC is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Clinical Lipidology. After graduating from Boston University School of Medicine, she attended Columbia University for Internal Medicine residency and New York University for Cardiology fellowship. Upon completion of her Cardiology fellowship, including serving as a chief fellow, she remained on at NYU as an Assistant Attending. In her role as a private practice cardiologist in Manhattan, she helped countless patients treat and prevent heart disease. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, as well as a member of the National Lipid Association and American Society for Preventive Cardiology. Dr Harkin recently moved to San Francisco, CA with her family and founded Whole Heart Cardiology, with the mission of providing patient centered cardiac care, evidence-based nutritional guidance, and personalized lifestyle plans for her patients in a modern setting. She takes pride in helping patients achieve their goals, feel better, and thrive. When not doctoring, she spends the majority of her time with her three young children. She also enjoys cooking, yoga, Peloton-ing, hiking, and traveling.