About Pouya Shafipour, MD
Pouya Shafipour, MD, is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in both Family and Obesity Medicine. He strongly believes in the transformative benefits of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle when treating chronic diseases.
Dr. Shafipour received his medical degree from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California. Then he went on to intern at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California, and he began his residency training in Plastic Surgery at the prestigious University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. However, during his residency, he had the opportunity to observe the obesity epidemic and its consequences firsthand. He was devastated by the medical issues he saw caused by obesity, including chronic pain, heart disease, diabetes, and a significant reduction in life quality. As a result, Dr. Shafipour decided to change the direction of his training to primary care. He wanted to get to the root cause of the obesity epidemic and its management. So, he added training in obesity and bariatric medicine and clinical research at Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in California, which is where he completed his residency.
Since he completed his residency training, Dr. Shafipour has spent the last eight years managing chronic diseases through lifestyle transformation, nutrition, and exercise. He is continually educating himself by attending conferences and keeping up with the most up-to-date journals. With his hands-on philosophy, Dr. Shafipour has personally followed every diet that he prescribes, and he coaches his patients every step of the way. He has led many exercise groups for patients in the local communities, including “Walk with a Doc Los Angeles,” and he has also been a regular guest lecturer in Santa Monica on obesity and pre-diabetes.
Dr. Shafipour enjoys spending his weekends with his wife, children, and dog in his free time, mostly doing outdoor activities like hiking the local trails, going to soccer games, and basketball games. He also enjoys playing music.
He’s terrific! I am pre-diabetic (runs in the family) and he has been as helpful and knowledgable as I possibly could hope my doctor to be.Real Patient
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Dr Shafipour is excellent.Providence Patient
I never had a bad experience with the Dr. He's great!Providence Patient
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Very caring and professionalProvidence Patient
Great The office staff and doctor are amazing and I trust them allProvidence Patient
Very good experience. Thank you all very much.Providence Patient
Best experience I had with this visit . Had a chronic constipation problem and desperate for a cure. Thanks to my son for his referral to Dr. Pouya . He did briefly review my previous record and quickly Iidentify the problem. Suggested several options that have been very effective In a very short time. Dr. Pouya possess all the best qualities of an outstanding physicians I have ever met. Very pleased with the results. I recommend him very strongly.Providence Patient
I had a few followup questions that I sent cia the MyChart portal the doctor responded in less than a day with the information I needed and in a caring way.Providence Patient
Dr. Shafipour and his staff are exceptional in every way. My wife and I were referred to Dr. Shafipour by my parents who have been his patients for many years. All of us receive the absolute best care from Dr. Shafipour and his entire team, and we feel valued, heard and respected - from the moment we call or walk in to the end of our visits and follows. We are deeply grateful!Providence Patient