Meet Dr. Sinatra

Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S., C.B.T., is a board-certified cardiologist, certified bioenergetic psychotherapist, and certified nutrition and anti-aging specialist. He has lectured and facilitated workshops worldwide and has authored several publications and medical periodicals. He has been a featured guest on many national radio and television shows including CNN, MSNBC, Fox on Health, the Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and 700 Club shows, and The Today Show.

Since opening his own private practice in Manchester, CT in 1977, Dr. Sinatra has become well-known for his integration of conventional medicine with complementary nutritional and psychological therapies that help heal the heart. He is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Nutrition, and served two four-year terms as the Chief of Cardiology at Manchester Memorial Hospital, where he had previously been Director of Medical Education for 18 years.

After a ten-year study of bioenergetic psychotherapy, Dr. Sinatra began co-facilitating psychotherapy workshops for his patients and gathering data with before-and-after blood pressure measurements and urine samples to measure stress hormones. As another early hallmark of his practice, he began using coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to help treat a wide range of cardiac concerns several years before the conventional medical world would embrace this nutrient. It was during this time that Dr. Sinatra saw first-hand the important contribution that the supplemental use of energy-supplying nutrients, especially CoQ10, made in the lives of his patients.

In 1992, when Dr. Sinatra was Chief of Cardiology at Manchester Memorial Hospital, CoQ10 was placed on formulary. In November 2008, an investigation by New Zealand researchers was published in the American Journal of Cardiology demonstrating enhanced longevity in patients suffering from congestive heart failure with higher blood levels of coenzyme Q10.

While trying to incorporate the strengths of conventional medicine with the benefits of holistic therapies, Dr. Sinatra discovered that not all supplements were created equal. When he realized there was no product on the market that combined the separate nutrients he endorsed within a single formula, he formulated an affordable multivitamin for his patients that would be reliable in terms of quality ingredients and strength. He would come to formulate an entire line of nutraceuticals that were designed to help outline a preventative path to health and well-being for not only his patients, but for the general population.

Dr. Sinatra also believed that equally as important as the nutritional supplements themselves was the need for education regarding their helping and healing properties. Always on the forefront of discovery and intervention, Dr. Sinatra continued to dedicate himself to the medical field, not only through his medical practice, but through research and writing so he could accurately share his extensive knowledge in a thorough and universal manner. To date, Dr. Sinatra has written many books including Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks (2003), The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology (2005, 2008, 2011), and Reverse Heart Disease Now (2007). His latest books include The Healing Kitchen (2010), Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?(2010), The Great Cholesterol Myth (2012), and The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook (2014).

To expand his educational reach beyond his books, Dr. Sinatra began writing a national newsletter in 1995 entitled HeartSense, which later became Heart, Health & Nutrition. Dr. Sinatra’s corresponding commercial website, Drsinatra.com, reaches a broad audience and features advice on a wide variety of topics relating to health and healing, as well as shares information on health products he uses and recommends.

As adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut (Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine) and a member of the Dean’s Council at his alma mater, Albany Medical School, Dr. Sinatra has sponsored collaborative efforts for medical students to take a summer course in natural or alternative medicine at Bastyr University (Kirkland, WA), where he is a contributing lecturer. It’s a first step in a long journey in his quest to combine the programs of both traditional medicine and naturopathy. It is his passion and lifelong goal that this life-changing philosophy will someday be embraced by the entire medical community.

In recent years, Dr. Sinatra’s areas of interest have expanded to include environmental and energy medicine. He looks forward to continuing to communicate all that he has learned over the years through his latest endeavor, heartmdinstitute.com. Inspired by his patients, as well as his wife, children, and grandchildren, Dr. Sinatra’s desire to educate people about preventive medicine continues to grow as does his passion for highlighting the essential need for incorporating nutritional support systems within the traditional health system.

Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S. – Curriculum Vitae

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21 Comments

  1. Janet Mcgibbon

    on September 26, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Hello Dr. Sinatra….

    I am in a panic – I just received my blood test back and my Lipoprotein (a ) is 165
    Everything I read is saying you cannot lower this number. I am going to have a heart attack just worrying about this. I live in Brooklyn, NY.
    My cardiologist never told me to check this – I read up on it and had the test done. My Internist didn’t even comment on it. I feel sick
    Can you advise me on what to do or if there is someone in NYC that you can recommend that is knowledgable like yourself. Thank you so much for your help.

  2. HeartMD Editor

    on September 26, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Janet, We understand your worry; please try not to get too stressed about it (not an easy task, but better for health – maybe try deep breathing & meditation?)! Dr. Sinatra has posted a list of physicians he recommends at https://heartmdinstitute.com/additional-resources/dr-sinatras-top-docs-physician-referral-list/
    Dr. Sinatra does recommend working closely with a physician using the best of alternative and conventional (perhaps a statin) treatments. Here’s an article with more info https://heartmdinstitute.com/heart-health/familial-hypercholesterolemia/
    and another at http://www.drsinatra.com/beware-of-elevated-lpa-cholesterol-levels/
    Best wishes!

  3. Otto Schulze

    on November 17, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I’m in a panic. My mother is in the hospital where they have her in intensive care. They are giving her dopamine and dopudamine both at the same time. Her heart ejection rate was 15%. They increased it to 40%. Then, they did an angiogram and found her veins and arteries were clear, not blocked. As they did that procedure, they noticed the heart ejection rate was measured at 20%. Will you please help me? I want to save my mother’s life. She is an eminent oboe soloist, music educator and if we can save her life, I’d appreciate it. Please send an email with how I can contact you. She is on Medicare A & B, plus she has a supplemental insurance with AARP United Health.
    Thank you very much.
    A Very Concerned Son

  4. HeartMD Editor

    on November 17, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Otto, I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s struggle and can only imagine how challenging, frightening, and frustrating this experience is – my heart goes out to you both. Unfortunately, Dr. Sinatra does not see patients or do consultations any longer. He’s posted a list of physicians he’s met and knows have similar integrative medical philosophies at https://heartmdinstitute.com/additional-resources/dr-sinatras-top-docs-physician-referral-list/ I hope this list can help you find the medical care you’re looking for. Best wishes to you and your mom.

  5. Cheri Ambrose

    on December 8, 2016 at 9:50 am

    I came upon a story by you of Greg’s breast cancer journey. As the founder of a global non-profit, I would be very interested in speaking to you about that story.

  6. Francis Markho

    on December 20, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    I’m E. Eng. & Certified Building Biology Environmental Consultant (BBEC), Auckland, New Zealand.
    I read the book “Earthing ” with a lot of interest. I knew about earthing since the Uni time when we used to wear anti-static strap to avoid damage to the electronic components in the lab. That means human body is always at high static voltage created by the environment.

    In the book (page 44) , the Author says: ” I then began to ground people in low or no-electric field environment. Earthing reduced pain no matter what the electrical environment”. —-I have a little problem here when it comes to bedrooms environment. Human body is highly conductive, “earthing no matter what the environment” is not recommended due to high voltage coupling that creates harmful flow of currents through the body to earth. When we are earthed, we become an extension of earth, a node, through which the electric field lines in the sleep environment short-cut to earth, creating a simple capacitive coupling phenomenon.

    Biologically speaking, “earthing” is excellent from head to toe. However, it is vital to pay attention to the levels of electric and magnetic fields around us before grounding during the night. Otherwise it could turn counterproductive.

  7. Marielle

    on January 3, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    IS DR SINATRA ALIVE?WHERE CAN I BUY THE BEST EMF PROTECTION?
    PLS RESPOND ASAP

  8. HeartMD Editor

    on January 3, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Yes, Dr. Sinatra is alive and well! Are you looking for EMF detectors or things that help shield you from EMF?

  9. Marielle

    on January 3, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Yes.PLEASE HELP ALSO DOES HE TAKE VIRTUAL
    PATIENTS OR CAN HE REFER
    ME TO SOMEONE IN MA.
    AND DOES HE KNOW ANYTHING
    ABOUT PYROLURIA?

  10. Laurette

    on January 29, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Hi Dr S–reviewing my notes of your FAIM lecture 1997. Can you Please address all issues of heart valve defects pre-peri or postnatal etiology or developmental and your recommendations/referrals in NY NJ PA MD areas. Thank u FAIM RN

  11. Vitalah Gayle Simon

    on February 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Is there a device to monitor one’s EKG for 30 days ( not in the hospital) that is NOT WIRELESS?
    My doctor wants me to do this and i agree in principle, but I do not want to wear the sensor right neagainst my body, between my breasts. Are there any other options?

    Thank you.

  12. Syed Asad Ali

    on April 3, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Dear Dr. Sinatra
    Do combination medicines (Low Doses of [Angiotensin Receptor Blockers + Calcium Channel Blockers + Beta Blockers]) for Blood Pressure Control have lesser side effects than taking a high dose of a single drug individually.
    Thank You

  13. Bruce Kemp

    on April 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Hi Dr. Sinatra,
    I was interested in finding out if you have talked to Dr. Waxman at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston, MA about this new early warning diagnostic for cardiopulmonary problems called SHAPE Medical System. It has the capability, after only 6 minutes of submaximal step testing, to measure gas exchange and sub-categorize into 5 bins what is causing the problem and whether it is coming from the heart or lung or both and to what degree of involvement. Sounds like it might help a whole lot of patients to be better managed with their protocols of care.

    Also, have you ever looked into PQQ? It synergizes with CoQ10 to help make brand new mitochondria in next generation cells after mitosis.Thought that might be of some interest too.

  14. Donna

    on May 18, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Hi Dr. Sinatra, I would like to know if I have to take satin med I had to heart attack and one stent said I have hemochromatosis and Mcs and not able to take rx meds can you tell me if I can take something alternative instead Thank you Donna

  15. Steve R.

    on May 19, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Dr. Sinatra,

    I was wondering if I might get some advise from you. I have been taking your Omega Q Plus for probably 4 or 5 years. I’m a 57 old male who had bypass surgery about 18 months ago…no heart damage. I have stuck to a strict diet along with intense exercise (run 2 miles 4 days a week plus weight lifting). I’m not over weight…don’t smoke. I also take about 3 to 4 grams of Nutrasea Omega 3 twice a day in addition to your product. All that said, I am one of those with genetically high cholesterol. I have battled with it since childhood. Even worse I have terrible HDL/LDL ratios. I’ve been on 20 mg of crestor for the last 5 or 6 years which has helped some but not enough. I just recently had a lipoprotein subfractionation along with an apolipoprotein test. To my suprise, my apolipoprotein B was 239 and my very small LDL-a (pattern B) was 262 with a low HDL. In addition, my triglycerides were 219. I’m really frustrated here because everything I seem to try doesn’t work and I can’t seem to find a doctor in my area that understands how to deal with this or interpret the test results . I need some professional advise on what to try next. Can you recommend a doctor close to the Charleston WV area or nearby state or give me some general advise? I would be most appreciative.

  16. HeartMD Editor

    on May 23, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    I”m most concerned about your LP[a], which statins can have an adverse effect on as well. If you were my patient, I would suggest supplementing with lumbrokinase. I suggested two capsules twice a day to many of my patients with a similar lipid profile to yours. If you do take lumbrokinase, have your profile checked after about ten weeks of Rx. Also, my doctor referral list is at https://heartmdinstitute.com/additional-resources/dr-sinatras-top-docs-physician-referral-list/.
    Best wishes, Dr. Sinatra

  17. Faye Miller

    on May 28, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I have written before but need an answer. I would like to try OmegaQ Plus but need to know if I can stop my other pills.I am taking fishoil,calcium,multi vitamin,B12,and D. What should I be taking if I take Omega Q Plus/

  18. Faye Miller

    on May 28, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Waiting for an answer!

  19. HeartMD Editor

    on May 30, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Hi Faye, 2 softgels (1 daily dose) of Dr. Sinatra’s Omega Q Plus contains 1,250 mg of Calamarine (squid) oil and 750 mcg of B12 (see https://www.drsinatra.com/omega-q-plus for all nutrients in Omega Q Plus). So if you’re looking to incorporate it into your supplement program, you’d want to adjust whatever it is you’re currently taking to account for the squid oil (i.e. fish oil) and B12. We can’t give you advice about whether to stop any medications your doctor has you on; that would be a decision for your doctor and you to make. Best wishes.

  20. HeartMD Editor

    on June 8, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Hi Donna,

    I would suggest contacting one of the cardiologists on Dr. Sinatra’s Top Docs List.

    Also note that many of the doctors on the list can do phone consultations as well so you can connect with them even if they are not local.

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