Pouya Shafipour MD

Pouya Shafipour, MD

Family Medicine

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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.

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Locations

1831 Wilshire Blvd., Suite B,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 400-5565

Education

Medical School
Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

Internship
University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA

Residency
Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers, CA

Languages

Farsi
Spanish

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  • 4.9
  • 228 Reviews
  • 78 Comments
  • 5
10/31/2022

Dr. Shafipour is thorough, knowledgeable and caring. Couldn't ask for more.

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/30/2022

Great doctor.

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/29/2022

Dr Shafipour has always been very attentive, patient, and supportive. He is very thorough with the check-ups and examinations and helps me understand my health status very well.

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/25/2022

This provider has a wonderful, kind and patient disposition. He is extremely knowledgeable beyond the scope of his specific field.

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/23/2022

Dr. Shafipour is an excellent caring physician. The entire office shows the highest degrees of thoroughness and warmth. Professional and superb.

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/15/2022

Approachable, understanding, empathetic

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/14/2022

Doctor Shafipur and his staff are always very attentive and I like my visit with him.

Providence Patient
  • 4.93
08/12/2022

Doctor is caring and knowledgeable. Office staff is amazing and attentive. Only thing concerning Is that office schedule is 2+ mo away for visit

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/12/2022

Dr. Shafipour is one of the greatest primary physicians I've ever seen. He is always accessible and extremely helpful. He helped me with a stomach issue that bothered me for over 10 years. I highly value his services and staff. I have recommended numerous other people that are also very satisfied with his practices.

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/08/2022

He is good

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