About Us

Dr. Arthur Agatston, whose development of the “Agatston Score” is arguably the most significant preventive cardiology tool utilized by experts around the world, is also widely known as the creator and author of The South Beach Diet.

His primary mission, and that of The Agatston Center, is to deliver the best available care to patients in the most efficient and timely manner.

Preventive medicine in an accessible and timely manner is beneficial to both the patient and the physician. Private medical care, also known as concierge medicine, allows patients and physicians to spend the necessary time screening and personalizing care. Patients benefit from an opportunity to alter lifestyle habits which may pay dividends over time, and close monitoring by physicians allows for better and more attentive care to be provided.

Each patient of the Agatston Center benefits from the collaboration of our physicians continually reviewing diagnoses, treatment protocols, cutting edge science and technology and determining best practices for the individual. This shared approach provides patients with a world class healthcare experience.
Of course, the Agatston Center provides for patients who require care on a more
acute basis to help in a health crisis as well.

In addition to Dr. Agatston, three other experienced internal medicine colleagues provide care for patients as well:  Dr. Judi Woolger, Dr. James Trice and Dr. Cindy Shaffer. Dr. Woolger also sees patients in our Pinecrest satellite office.

Please note that there is a range of fees for our preventive medicine program.

Our team

The Importance of Prevention:
The Keto Friendly South Beach Diet and COVID-19

1. The leading risk factors for susceptibility to and prognosis with the coronavirus are obesity, age, diabetes and high blood pressure.

2. All of these risk factors turn out to be markers for abnormal secretion of insulin associated with a condition call “insulin resistance.”

3. Insulin resistance in the U.S. and around the world is the most important cause of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and it increases with age.

4. There are individuals in their 70s and 80s with obesity but if they are metabolically well (that is they have normal insulin secretion) they will be at much lower risk of coronavirus than thinner individuals of the same age who have abnormal insulin secretion.

5. If you have abnormal insulin secretion, you can normalize it in weeks with the right diet and lifestyle program.

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What Our Patients Say

Dr. Agatston provides exceptional and excellent healthcare. The staff is like no other, informative and professional. I highly recommend him.

Julia C.

The Agatston Center transformed what i think of healthcare in the US. The level of expertise, attention to detail and customer service puts them in a league of their own.

James S. Finance

I feel safe and secure knowing that my family have access to the level of care at the Agatston Center. I initially went due to a cancer scare and now realize that I should have joined a long time ago.

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