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
  • 222 Reviews
  • 100 Comments
  • 5
03/28/2021

Excellent

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  • 5
03/26/2021

I'm so glad that I found Dr. Shafipour after I don't see my other primary doctors. Dr. Shafipour is a good listener, he really focused on my situation, and explained the problems to me in very smart way, told me what to do, relieve my worries, solve my problems. I can't say enough thank to him.

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  • 5
03/25/2021

Great. I love this doctor and his excellent staff.

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  • 5
03/21/2021

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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  • 5
03/20/2021

Excellent Doctor

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  • 5
03/19/2021

Best doctor, ever

Providence Patient
  • 5
03/18/2021

Dr. Shafipour and his office never stop impressing me with their care and knowledge! I feel so grateful to have this office and doctor to go to after the many doctors I have seen that were severely lacking in kindness, knowledge and care.

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  • 4.93
03/15/2021

Superb treat

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  • 5
03/13/2021

Dr. Shafipour always makes me feel comfortable and is candid with me about my health.

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  • 5
03/11/2021

The staff is always very welcoming. The doctor is always receptive to questions and provides clear and helpful answers and information.

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