Preventive Medicine Specialist

Beverly Hills Institute for Cardiology & Preventive Medicine

Arash Bereliani, MD, FACC

Cardiologist & Internist located in Beverly Hills, CA

The process of heart disease and other serious illnesses do not begin overnight. Taking advantage of the latest in biomarker and genetic testing, renowned cardiologist and functional medicine expert Dr. Arash Bereliani designs individualized preventative medicine and wellness programs that uniquely combine leading-edge diagnostic tools and traditional and functional medicine treatments and preventative measures.

Preventive Medicine Q & A

by Arash Bereliani, MD, FACC

What is unique about Dr. Bereliani’s approach to preventive medicine?

Committed to remaining on the cutting-edge of technology, research and treatment options, Dr. Bereliani utilizes the most advanced testing and screening tools available to identify each patient’s unique set of risk biomarkers and genetics. Armed with this sophisticated information, a complete medical history and thorough physical examination, he then designs a highly-individualized wellness plan. Each patient’s plan is unique, encompassing Dr. Bereliani’s wide knowledge of conventional Western Medicine, evidence-based functional medicine, and orthomolecular medicine, a practice that seeks to maintain health through the aid of nutritional supplementation. Preventing serious illness, including heart disease, cancer and cognitive aging issues, has been Dr. Bereliani’s career-long passion. Still, as one of the most experienced cardiologist in the greater Los Angeles area, he is also frequently referred the most complex cases of heart disease by his peers. In these, and other instances where necessary, Dr. Bereliani uses the full scope of appropriate medications and surgical procedures.

What are examples of some of the leading-edge screenings that Dr. Bereliani utilizes?

Never before has medicine enjoyed a greater number of effective tools for pinpointing patients’ risk factors for certain diseases so far in advance of any issues or symptoms. Here is just a sampling:

  • Maxpulse Device Testing. This is a simple non-invasive, FDA-approved test that uses a finger clip device to evaluate arterial elasticity and stiffness. The blood’s pulse wave is tracked from the time it leaves the heart and travels through the blood vessels down to the finger. Arterial stiffness is a major cardiovascular risk factor.
  • APOE Genetic Testing. This blood test can identify certain genes that may increase an individual’s risk of developing both heart disease and Alzheimer's disease.
  • Cholesterol particle measurement. This blood test measures the size, not just the amount, of LDL cholesterol particles. Small, dense particles are 40% more likely than large ones, to become oxidized, break off and form clots.

What are some of the tools used in Dr. Bereliani’s individualized prevention plans?

With a detailed view of each patient’s physical and emotional health, Dr. Bereliani designs customized prevention plans drawing on his own expertise, as well as, that of his hand-picked colleagues, who include a certified dietician, fitness trainer, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. Whether you’re plan calls for medical-grade nutritional supplements or help in quitting smoking, the Beverly Hills Institute for Cardiology & Preventive Medicine is uniquely equipped to insure that you succeed.