Dr. Michael Arata, MD

Dr. Michael Arata, MD

Integrative Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Michael Arata, MD is an integrative medicine specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in integrative medicine, vascular & interventional radiology, and more.Read his story

4501 Birch St Ste A

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Contact Information

(949) 247-8877

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  • Medicare

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Dr. Arata's Experience

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

Dr. Arata's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Arata "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."


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Care Philosophy

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."


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8  Specialties

  • Integrative Medicine
  • Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Obesity Medicine
  • Phlebology
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*
  • Interventional Radiology & Vascular Radiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*
  • Phlebology
    Accredited by: The American Board of Phlebology

56  Conditions Treated


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42  Procedures

  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Autonomic Testing
  • Biofeedback
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Embolization
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Hormone Pellet Therapy
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hormone Testing
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Hormone Therapy, Men
  • In-Office Atherectomy
  • Intracellular Nutrition Analysis
  • Life Coaching
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Memory Retraining
  • Metabolic Rate Testing
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Mindfulness Technique Therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Neurological Testing
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Nutritional Supplementation
  • Obesity Counseling
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Thyroid Hormone Balancing
  • Uterine Artery Embolization
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Wellness Coaching


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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
  • Cottage Hospital
    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.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich, Vice President, Medical Affairs

Dr. Arata's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Arata to family and friends
120 total reviews (38 have comments)

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Dr. Arata's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (38)

Compassionate team and formidable doctor. Dr. Arata listens, listens, listens and is committed to helping me win my life back. It’s hard finding a doctor you can trust - I wouldn’t go anywhere else. -Mindy
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Dr. Arata seems to be primarily interested in selling me supplements and giving me life advice. I really did not find him helpful or useful in any way. I also found on the internet that he got in a bunch of trouble with the FDA. I would not recommend him at all.
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I sought out Dr. Arata several years ago for help with a chronic nerve abnormality I've had for many years. He performed a procedure on my neck that made my condition worse. I later came to discover that he was investigated by the FDA for this same procedure. I think it's abhorrent that he...more
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I was recommended Dr. Arata by a friend. I have a chronic condition that I have had most of my adult life. I had hoped that he would be able to help me. Sadly he is the same as everyone else that I have been to. Lots of tests and pills and no real or long term benefit. It all sounds good in...more
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Dr. Arata is selling hope for profit. He has sold me a lot of supplements and subjected me to several procedures all to the tune of thousands of dollars. Throughout the course of treatment he has preyed on my fears of my condition worsening while at the same time pushing more and more at me. ...more
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