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
  • 337 Reviews
  • 370 Comments
  • 5
06/25/2024

Dr. Shafipour is very knowledgeable and thorough and easy to work with

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  • 5
06/23/2024

Dr always explains my health concerns & makes sure all my questions are answered

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  • 5
06/20/2024

Excellent care. Professional and respectful behavior from all in the office.

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  • 5
06/18/2024

All of my experiences with my care provider were very good.

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  • 5
06/14/2024

Dr. Shafipour has been our favorite care provider since finding him. He listens to us and talks us through any and all of our questions and needs.

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  • 5
06/13/2024

I love doctor shafipour. He is the best!!

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  • 5
06/12/2024

Excellent doctor with a great team. No complaints. They're awesome.

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  • 5
06/12/2024

Dr. Shafipour and his staff continue to offer excellent service and care. I highly recommend their office.

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  • 5
06/11/2024

He us the best!

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  • 5
06/11/2024

Dr Shafipour always listens attentively to my concerns. I never feel rushed. He always calls me to discuss test results and a care plan usually the day of or day after the test results come in. I always feel reassured that I'm in very capable hands. His office staff is great - friendly, courteous and professional. They greet me by name when I come in and show me they care.

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