Dr. Michael Arata, MD

Integrative MedicineMaleAge 55

Dr. Arata
Accepting new patients

Arata Medical

4501 Birch St Newport Beach, CA 92660

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(949) 247-8877

Dr. Michael Arata, MD is a Integrative Medicine Specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Arata to book an appointment.

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Experience
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Background Check

7 disciplinary actions Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (7/14/2020)View details
  • Disciplinary action in another state (2/4/2020)View details
  • Disciplinary action in another state (1/16/2020)View details
  • Disciplinary action in another state (12/20/2019)View details
  • Disciplinary action in another state (11/7/2019)View details
  • Disciplinary action in another state (10/22/2019)View details
  • Gross Negligence (6/12/2019)View details
No malpractice claims found for California
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Arata's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Autonomic Testing
  • Biofeedback
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • 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
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • 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
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Hormone Balancing
  • Uterine Artery Embolization
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Wellness Coaching

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Dr. Arata accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP

Dr. Arata's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Arata

4.3

Based on 124 ratings

5 Stars
77.41935483870968%
(96)
4 Stars
4.838709677419355%
(6)
3 Stars
1.6129032258064515%
(2)
2 Stars
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1 Star
16.129032258064516%
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What went well
  • Office environment (103)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (102)
  • Explained conditions well (102)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (23)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (20)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (19)
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Dr. Arata is one of the most compassionate, caring and knowledgeable doctors that I have ever seen in my 45 yrs of life. He listens carefully and backs up all his advice with references/data. I appreciate his diligence to constantly educating himself with new information. Dr. Arata is stellar.
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What could be improved
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Mar 21, 2019
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Literally saved my life. Turns out i had impaired drainage internal & external jugulars and mri/mrv showed multiple TIA's. Quite scarry for me. The internal jugulars were pinned between C2 and my styloid process. No real drainage, I was in deep trouble there was no way to treat the internals. I had 4 good teeth pulled as teen and jaw narrowed vs widened caused this problem. Over 2 years dentist restored space in jaw & now have 50% drainage vs zero! Dr. Arata is great. He found this complex issue
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Dr. Eva in CA – Aug 08, 2018
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Having driven 2hrs to see him after months of waiting for an appt. he spent 15 min listening to my symptoms and performed a QEEG and mailed us the results. He mis diagnosed she had Lyme (malaria) and said to try neurofeedback. His office staff was cold and focused on $. They never followed up to see how she was doing. They seemed so disinterested that I kept thinking the universe was keeping us away from him For a reason. A little compassion goes a long way.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Margaux in San Diego , CA – Jun 06, 2018
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Mindy – Mar 27, 2018
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Nicole in Orange County, California – Mar 08, 2018
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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 experimented on patients like me. It's hard for me to understand how a man like this is allowed to practice.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Lily in San Diego – Feb 26, 2018
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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 theory but ultimately he was not only unhelpful, but very disappointing given the promises he made to me but was unable to keep.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Carissa – Feb 23, 2018
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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. During my last visit with him it dawned on me that he has never not told me that I need to buy something else. I just really don't trust the man.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Tammy – Feb 20, 2018
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I drove along way to see Dr. Arata based on internet reviews. What a mistake. I have chronic gastrointestinal problems and I was recommended to see a functional medicine doctor. I ended up spending thousands of dollars with him and I found absolutely no improvement. When I asked him why there was no improvement he told me I needed to buy thousands of dollars more supplements and treatments. I really think he is running a scam.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Sarah – Feb 18, 2018
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Dr. Arata is absolutely amazing. We came from AZ just to see him so he could help my daughter with her POTS condition. He takes so much time in learning about each of his patient's so that he can put together a customized treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable and kind. He spoke to my daughter in a way that she could understand and she felt very comfortable with him. I have no hesitation recommending him to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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San Clemente, CA – Jun 28, 2017
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I was very impressed by Dr. Arata and the thoroughness of my visit. Understanding the causes of disease and making lifestyle changes that will overcome root issues was the focus. I feel like he is a partner in taking control of my health. I am so grateful for his expertise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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San Clemente, CA – Jun 07, 2017
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Dr Arata Literally changed my life for the better. While I know the TVAM treatment does not help everyone with MS, it did amazing things for me. I am still improving almost 6 months later and have a ways to go. I have no brain fog, that lifted during the procedure. I can stand on one foot, and my drop foot is so much better. It is amazing what blood flow to the brain can do for a person. From the bottom of my heart, Thank You Dr Arata! Lorraine Archer Fort Collins Colorado
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Lorraine Archer in Ft Collins, CO – May 08, 2017
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He's a good Dr. But I just got a bill for $1,800 from visits a year and a half ago! It stated it was passed due and I never received the bill prior to this. He did help me figure out a diagnosis many other doctors missed which ultimately has lead me to switching to a specialist for treatment. I am so much better now because of his help figuring this out. But beware the billing Dept. Which is Unorganized!! I had no idea this bill was coming.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Feb 08, 2017
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HE is the biggest,most expensive waste of time.He continually wanted to conduct expensive tests that we already had results to.His office is incredibly hard to get a hold of and don't communicate effectively.I had a test done that cost about $200&I did not find out the test was discarded until 6 months later. I paid $175 for an out of office call 2 months in advance and he had the audacity to reschedule an hour before the call. $175 later, he was 30 minutes late and spent 17 minutes with me.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Jan 28, 2017
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I left one survey before my procedure and I wanted to leave anther one post procedure because I know, like me, there are those of you out there who are wondering if this really works, if this can really help YOUR life. I was so sick for so long and, as wife and mom who was barely functioning for years, I am truly AMAZED and THANKFUL for what I am experiencing in my body right now. I am very thankful for Dr. Arata and his staff, they have changed my life and the lives of our family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Rhonda in league city, tx – Nov 18, 2016
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Day of procedure. He is Extremely through and extensive about where my health is currently! I have received information of what I need to change with my daily diet and exercise. I'm very excited about where I'm headed!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Delores Geb in Janesville, NY – Oct 25, 2016
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I felt like he actually cared to listen to me. He reassured me on so many things! I found myself getting excited when I was listening to him explain things. He was intelligent but willing to dumb the information down to my level. His analogys were especially great. I feel very confident with my health for the first time in years. I look very forward to continuing on this journey of healing with him. Dr Arata is fantastic!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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KarlyChew in Riverside, CA – Oct 24, 2016
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Very informative, helpful, insightful. Made me feel at ease. Took the time to discuss all our concerns in a clear and concise way.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brittany Lucas in Victoria, BC, Canada – Oct 18, 2016
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Very informative, broke everything down so that I could understand what he was talking about. Very knowledgeable and gave me hope.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tracey in Pleasant View TN – Oct 18, 2016
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Very knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kelli – Oct 17, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Unlike traditional medicine, which views health problems as separate and unrelated conditions, functional medicine views these problems as symptoms...Read more

Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Integrative Medicine
  • Age Management Medicine
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Obesity Medicine
  • Phlebology
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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Board Certifications

Education

2014
Institute for Functional Medicine
2000
University Pa Mc
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Duke University Mc
Residency Hospital
1995
Cottage Hosp
Internship Hospital
1994
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
University of California At Davis / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations

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

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What are Dr. Michael Arata, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Arata frequently treats Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis, Atherosclerosis, and Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Arata treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Arata, MD's office located?

Dr. Arata's office is located at 4501 Birch St, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Arata speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Arata Medical

Arata Medical4501 Birch St Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center

Garden Grove, CA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)