Dr. Sarah M. Speck

Dr. Speck, M.D., is a cardiologist and the medical director of cardiac rehabilitation and prevention services at the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute.

Dr. Speck has practiced cardiology and internal medicine in the greater Seattle area for over 20 years. She is the medical director of the cardiac wellness and rehabilitation programs at the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute in Seattle. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a combined MD MPH (Masters Degree in Public Health) and did her post graduate medical training at the University of Washington Hospitals. She has always believed that preventing illness is the best approach to managing health and maintaining vitality at whatever stage of life. She has served as the Medical Director for the Dean Ornish Program for reversing heart disease and strongly supports the role of exercise and nutrition in preventing and reversing disease. In 2009, she co-founded POTENTRx, a medical fitness company, to offer patients a medically-supervised lifestyle approach to their health. She is an expert spokesperson for the Seattle community and educator for fellow professionals in illness prevention, disease-reversal and disease –management techniques. She believes that partnering with her patients offers the best possible avenue to improving and maintaining their health.

Blog: Speck Health: Cardiologists First Hill Seattle, WA


Check out our latest blog post on sleep and the impact it has on overall health! http://www.doctorspeck.com/blog


[05/04/17]   Check out our latest blog post!

Diet drinks may be associated with stroke, dementia


One of the strongest indictments I've seen about the hazards of "diet drinks". My suggestion?
Iced tea with or without caffeine or sparkling water with lemon, lime or cucumber... Enjoy the flavor and drink to your health!!

healio.com Drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage per week was associated with a higher rate of stroke and dementia vs. less than one beverage per week, according to recent findings. “Sugar-sweetened beverages are associated with cardiometabolic diseases, which may increase the risk of str...

Videos: Local Chefs Create Healthy Meals | Swedish Medical Center Seattle and Issaquah


Congratulations to Seattle restaurateur Ethan Stowell who is this year's winner of the Golden Heart Honoree award from the American Heart Association. Ethan shared his story about losing 60 # over the last 2 years and getting "heart healthy" on Saturday night 4/22 at the annual KIng County AHA gala. Several years ago, he and I did a video for Swedish regarding Heart Healthy Recipes. Here is the link http://www.swedish.org/services/heart-vascular-institute/healthy-recipes/videos-local-chefs-create-healthy-meals... The "deer in the headlight's" gal is me...

swedish.org Watch how to make heart-healthy recipes: Pan Seared Sockeye Salmon with Zucchini Salad, Roasted Farro with Mushrooms, and Halibut with Couscous, Cucumber and Yogurt.

Blog: Speck Health: Cardiologists First Hill Seattle, WA

Read our latest blog post on a recent article published by npr about an Amazonian tribe a group of scientists studied that have some of the healthiest heart in the world.


doctorspeck.com Thoughts from Speck Health, Cardiologists located in First Hill Seattle, WA

Cortisol, the stress hormone, and your weight: Speck Health: Cardiologists


Read our latest blog post on the effects of chronically elevated cortisol on your weight and learn some steps on how to manage your levels.

doctorspeck.com Chronically elevated levels of the hormone cortisol are correlated to obesity, increased waist circumference and BMI.

3 Best Cardiologists in Seattle, WA - ThreeBestRated


So grateful to be considered one of the top 3 Cardiologist in Seattle by ThreeBestRated.com. We have been building our online presence so we can share our philosophy and practice with more patience. Online reviews help spread our word so a big thank you for all those who have left reviews on our various platforms such as Yelp, Google+, and doctorspeck.com.


8 Active Valentine's Day Ideas


Happy Valentine’s Day! While this holiday traditionally involves sweets and cards, it can be a great opportunity to be active with your loved ones. Check out these 8 ideas for Valentine’s Day activities:

active.com Go ahead, be adventurous and try something new this Valentine's Day. Just think, if you do an activity or two throughout the day, you won't feel too guilty when you have a piece of chocolate later.

Activity throughout the work day is crucial for your health.: Speck Health: Cardiologists

You don't need a standing desk or treadmill workstation to make your sedentary job a little healthier. Read our new blog post on what the latest studies are showing about activity in sedentary jobs.

doctorspeck.com 5-minutes of activity every hour positively impacts your mood, health, appetite, and weight.

National Wear Red Day - Go Red For Women®


Support Go Red for Women and wear red on February 3rd, 2017 for National Wear Red Day®. “Go Red for Women advocates for more research and swifter action in women’s heart health.” Donations to Go Red for Women support educational programs to increase women’s awareness and clinical research in cardiovascular health. More information can be found here: https://www.goredforwomen.org/home/get-involved/national-wear-red-day/

goredforwomen.org Fight heart disease with Go Red For Women® this February for National Wear Red Day!



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