Richard Collins, MD, FACC (a.k.a. The Cooking Cardiologist) teaches people to cook for a long, delicious life. He believes that everyone—regardless of illness or wellness—should enjoy their food, enjoy their lifestyle and take care of their bodies so they live as long as possible. As Medical Director of the Heart Disease Reversal and Prevention Program in Omaha during the 1990s, Dr. Collins began experimenting with teaching patients how to make the foods they eat healthier—while maintaining the taste they love.While continuing to practice cardiology, Dr. Collins began learning traditional and new cooking techniques, exploring the world for ingredients to boost flavor, and formulating recipes and demonstrations to help his patients be healthier and get more from life. Over the years, Dr. Collins’s audience has shifted from people who have already had a cardiac event to people who want to prevent one—a heartening trend, and one that Dr. Collins hopes to perpetuate through a combination of positive reinforcement, entertaining antics and tantalizing cuisine. Dr. Collins has been featured on major TV programs, such as Oprah and Regis and Kelly.
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