Wellesley Medical

Pouya Shafipour, MD

Primary Care Physician & Weight Loss Specialist located in Santa Monica, CA

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About Dr. Shafipour

Dr. Shafipour is a board certified Family Medicine Specialist with subspecialty training in a field of medicine known as Bariatric or Obesity Medicine located in Sawtelle, Los Angeles CA. Bariatric physicians use safe and effective medications in conjunction with dietary, nutritional, behavioral, and exercise counseling to manage obesity, overweight as well as medical conditions related to excessive weight gain or weight loss. After finishing his residency, he pursued his passion in obesity treatment. Through extensive training by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and the prestigious Harvard Obesity Courses, he has developed a weight loss program that not only focuses on healthy loss of weight but alsowith emphasis on a well organized maintenance program. This program results in weight loss and maintenance of a healthy weight through a multi-level personalized approach of dietary and lifestyle transformation. Dr. Shafipour received his B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. He then continued his graduate studies and received a Masters degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. He later went on to attend Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. in 2003. He completed his internship in General Surgery from UC Irvine and residency in Family Medicine under the auspices of UCLA and became board certified in Family Medicine in 2008. Dr. Shafipour became interested in lifestyle transformation when he attended a peak performance health and lifestyle coaching conference in 2004. Following the conference he personally took some radical measures and transformed his way of eating and implemented daily exercise into his life. The impact of this transformation encouraged him to further pursue incorporating the idea of a sustainable healthy lifestyle into his practice of medicine. Dr. Shafipour continued his training in bariatric medicine by taking courses offered through the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, America.

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Wellesley Medical

Dr. Shafipour is a board certified Family Medicine Specialist with subspecialty training in a field of medicine known as Bariatric or Obesity Medicine located in Sawtelle, Los Angeles CA. Bariatric physicians use safe and effective medications in conjunction with dietary, nutritional, behavioral, and exercise counseling to manage obesity, overweight as well as medical conditions related to excessive weight gain or weight loss. After finishing his residency, he pursued his passion in obesity treatment. Through extensive training by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and the prestigious Harvard Obesity Courses, he has developed a weight loss program that not only focuses on healthy loss of weight but alsowith emphasis on a well organized maintenance program. This program results in weight loss and maintenance of a healthy weight through a multi-level personalized approach of dietary and lifestyle transformation. Dr. Shafipour received his B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. He then continued his graduate studies and received a Masters degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. He later went on to attend Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. in 2003. He completed his internship in General Surgery from UC Irvine and residency in Family Medicine under the auspices of UCLA and became board certified in Family Medicine in 2008. Dr. Shafipour became interested in lifestyle transformation when he attended a peak performance health and lifestyle coaching conference in 2004. Following the conference he personally took some radical measures and transformed his way of eating and implemented daily exercise into his life. The impact of this transformation encouraged him to further pursue incorporating the idea of a sustainable healthy lifestyle into his practice of medicine. Dr. Shafipour continued his training in bariatric medicine by taking courses offered through the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, America.


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Introduction to our Practice

Dr. Pouya Shafipour is a board certified Family Medicine Specialist with subspecialty training in a field of medicine known as Bariatric or Obesity Medicine. After finishing his residency, he pursued his passion in obesity treatment.
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Practice Philosophy

Our Practice philosophy is to prevent disease by a proactive approach. We consider ourselves to be partners in health with our patients and to prevent disease before it starts. During each visit with us, no matter what the reason for your visit is, we will review your blood pressure, weight, body mass index, and general health and give you preventative tips about your health. These tips will include dietary changes, over-the-counter supplements, exercise tips and more. Dr. Shafipour always provides his patients with a personalized written note containing specific recommendations for the care of each disease or health condition. We look at all of our patients as our extended family members. All of our medical recommendations are based on years of medical training, as well as extensive research. Dr. Shafipour continuously attends medical seminars and remains up-to-date with the field of family medicine, nutrition, and anti-aging. Dr. Shafipour and all of the Wellesley Medical Staff personally follow all of the preventative and dietary recommendations we offer and are able to share their personal experience with you. Our practice philosophy can be summarized by a couple of famous sayings: Your Body is the Temple to your Soul, so treat it accordingly and be aware of what you put in and how you treat your body. Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31)
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2015 Patients’ Choice Award


Top 10 family doctors in Los Angeles, CA 2015
 
Rated one of 2015's top Los Angeles Family Medicine practices. Congratulations Wellesley Medical!
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Curriculum Vitae

University of California, Berkeley

School of Arts & Sciences B.A Molecular and Cell Biology, 1998

Georgetown University

Master of Science in Physiology, 1999

Loma Linda University

Doctor of Medicine, 2003

University of California, Irvine

Internship in General Surgery, 2004

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles

Residency Training in Family Medicine 2005-2008

Diplomat, American Board of Family Medicine 2008-2015

Motion Picture and TV Fund Medical Group, 2008-current

Diplomat, American Board of Obesity Medicine, 2011-2019

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Patient Results

Patient #1
This young gentleman presented with uncontrolled high blood pressure despite being on 3 prescription medications, fatty liver, kidney disease, severe arthritis and sleep apnea. He followed a low calorie Zone type diet and over a period of a year was able to lose 160 lb of which over 60% is fat loss. Post weight loss is off of all but one low dose blood pressure medication, fatty liver, kidney problems, and sleep apnea have resolved.

Patient #2
This young gentleman is an avid cycler who followed a low carbohydrate ketogenic diet and over a period of 5 months was able to lose close to 40 lb. of weight of which 34 lb. was fat.

Patient #3
This young lady presented with high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and feeling tired. Through a low carbohydrates, ketogenic diet, she was able to lose over 20 lb. of weight of which majority was fat.

Patient #4
This young lady presented with weight gain, fatigue and high cholesterol levels. through a low carbohydrate ketogenic diet, she was able to lose over 25 lb. of fat and avoid getting on a cholesterol lowering medication such as lipitor.
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Memberships, Partnerships & Affiliations

Dr. Pouya Shafipour and his team continue their involvement in the medical community.
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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept major PPO plans and Medicare insurance plans. We also offer affordable options for those without insurance or with High Deductible insurance plans. We are not on network with any HMO plans or medi-cal. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office with any questions.

AARP
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street
Blue Shield of California
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Humana
Medicare
UnitedHealthcare
Location
Wellesley Medical
1821 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 301A
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: 310-734-3447
Fax: 310-400-5566
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310-734-3447

Pouya Shafipour, MD
1821 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 301A
Santa Monica, CA 90403