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About six years ago, Dr. Arata realized he was as chronically ill as his patients. He was sleeping only four hours each night, was overweight, had sleep apnea, severe gastric reflux and eczema. Since his 20s, he has suffered from high blood pressure. It had become poorly controlled — even with medication. He was working so hard developing his new practice and was in such high demand due to his expertise, and the unrelenting workload was taking its toll on his well-being. As an interventional radiologist Dr. Arata is an expert in limb salvage, the critical last step for legs otherwise headed for amputation. The majority of these patients facing the prospect of amputation could have made lifestyle choices years earlier which would have altered the course of their disease, eliminating or delaying the need for limb salvage therapy or amputation. While saving limbs was immensely gratifying, the last ditch effort approach to health left him frustrated and questioning. Why wait until their conditions got so dire? Why not investigate to see what could be done before this drastic phase? Most medical doctors dismiss the role of things like nutrition, proper sleep, exercise, and mindfulness in maintaining an individual's health. Fortunately, Dr. Arata recognized that he was on the same path, and without making lifestyle changes in his own life, he could be facing a similar fate. Dr. Arata was taking four blood pressure medications, at maximum dose, but still had a blood pressure of 180/110; the best of what modern medicine had to offer was failing him. He was first exposed to functional-type medicine via consulting with doctors who also treated his chronically ill patients. He was so inspired by what they were doing that he eventually attended integrative medicine conferences to gain more information. He began to implement what he learned, with his first patient being himself, and saw dramatic results. He decided this was the optimal route to health that he had been searching for. After only a couple of years of implementing these practices on himself, Dr. Arata had finally, after 30 years of trying, reached a normal blood pressure, lost almost 50 pounds, resolved his sleep apnea, reflux and eczema. Simply put, he has never felt better, and his progress is always ongoing. Dr. Michael A. Arata graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine in 1994. He completed residency training at Duke University in 1999. In 2000 he returned to California after a fellowship at the Hospital for the University of Pennsylvania. He works in Newport Beach, CA and specializes in Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Arata is board certified in Radiology with added qualification in Interventional Radiology. He is also certified in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, Obesity Medicine and Anti-Aging Medicine. He founded California's largest outpatient-based Interventional Radiology group and spent a decade specializing in limb salvage. He is the world's first Interventional Radiologist certified in Functional Medicine. Dr. Arata has an insatiable appetite for learning. While all doctors are required to complete minimal Continuing Medical Education to maintain their medical licenses, Dr. Arata attends multiple, optional courses per year, constantly adding to his expertise. Following the conclusion of his Functional Medicine training, he completed fellowships in Obesity Medicine and Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. He is currently enrolled in the Integrative Medicine certification program at George Washington University.As a member of the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research, Dr. Arata is actively participating in furthering patient care using neurofeedback and biofeedback. His practice is brain-centric, employing strategies to establish balance to the body's systems, particularly the autonomic nervous system.
Dr. Arata's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Integrative Medicine
Board certified in Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology & Vascular Radiology and Phlebology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
This content was provided by Dr. Arata "Unlike traditional medicine, which views health problems as separate and unrelated conditions, functional medicine views these problems as symptoms of underlying imbalances in the body and looks further "upstream" to identify and address the primary causes of illness. Identifying the underlying causes and triggers allows us to unravel what led to the diagnosis rather than just dealing with its symptoms.
Dr. Arata seeks an understanding of how it is all connected – the pattern disturbances and system imbalances that eventually lead to what we call disease. His goal is to recruit the body's own healing and regenerative properties, through lifestyle changes and clinical medicine, to restore balance and optimal health.
Dr. Arata believes many illnesses can be prevented by partnering with you to gain control of your health, create a disease-free future and literally transform your life – Choose Arata Medical."
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*
Interventional Radiology & Vascular Radiology
Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*
Accredited by: The American Board of Phlebology
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
IBS Associated With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
IBS Associated With Pain Disorders
IBS Associated With Psychological Disorders
Insulin Resistance Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Traumatic Brain Injury
Angioplasty With Stent Placement
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Botox® for Chronic Migraine
Dialysis Access Procedures
Endovenous Laser Treatment
Hormone Pellet Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Therapy, Men
Intracellular Nutrition Analysis
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Metabolic Rate Testing
Mindfulness Technique Therapy
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
Stem Cell Therapy
Thyroid Hormone Balancing
Uterine Artery Embolization
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1994
Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
Duke University Mc
Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
University Pa Mc
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
Institute For Functional Medicine
Other Education | Completed 2014
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Arata has no media or publications listed.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich, Vice President, Medical Affairs