Pouya Shafipour, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Wellesley Medical

Pouya Shafipour, MD

Primary Care Physician & Weight Loss Specialist located in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA

Nutrition Counseling Specialist

Achieving a healthy weight is no easy task, but it's a critical step in staying healthy. Dr. Shafipour and the entire staff at Wellesley Medical are experienced in providing the skilled and compassionate care Los Angeles, CA-area residents need to make smart nutritional choices so they can lead healthy lives.
    1. "He is truly a fantastic physician!"

    2. Kat H. Yelp

    1. "He is incredibly well rounded in his knowledge."

    2. Brian W. Yelp

    1. "This is the most incredible doctor I've ever gone to."

    2. Anthony G. Yelp

    1. "They really helped me with major lifestyle changes that led me to a healthier life!"

    2. Rozan F. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Pouya Shafipour is a genuinely caring physician."

    2. Sheila K. Yelp

    1. "Excellent location in an attractive office space, great people who know their stuff."

    2. Bennet K. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Shafipour changed my life!"

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Nutrition Counseling Q & A

by Pouya Shafipour, MD

What is nutritional counseling?

Nutritional counseling is an integrated and comprehensive service that helps patients ensure they're getting the right balance of nutrients for optimal health. It can be especially helpful for patients with chronic health problems as well as for those who are obese, overweight or underweight. During a nutritional counseling appointment, you'll undergo a physical exam to measure vital statistics and determine your body mass index, and you'll need to provide a complete health history as well as discuss your own personal goals to help determine what steps you can take to improve your diet. You'll be educated about the effects of nutrition specifically for your health and wellness needs so you can make smart, informed decisions about your own eating habits. 

Who can benefit from nutritional counseling?

Nutritional counseling is an integrated and comprehensive service that helps patients ensure they're getting the right balance of nutrients for optimal health. It can be especially helpful for patients with chronic health problems as well as for those who are obese, overweight or underweight. During a nutritional counseling appointment, you'll undergo a physical exam to measure vital statistics and determine your body mass index, and you'll need to provide a complete health history as well as discuss your own personal goals to help determine what steps you can take to improve your diet. You'll be educated about the effects of nutrition specifically for your health and wellness needs so you can make smart, informed decisions about your own eating habits. 

How can nutritional counseling help me?

Maintaining good nutrition can be complicated. Not only does it involve balancing multiple components like vitamins, minerals, proteins, grains and fats, but it also includes portion control and learning to manage eating triggers that can cause you to make unhealthy choices. And it varies – what's “good nutrition” for you may be completely different for someone else. Nutritional counseling provides that extra support you need to feel confident you're making the best choices when it comes to providing your body with the balanced nutrition it needs for optimal health.

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
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Pouya Shafipour is a great doctor easy to reach, friendly to talk and most importantly he can give the correct diagnosis!"

    Elina L.
  • Yelp

    "Specifically, the reason why I would recommend him to anyone, is that he is very much of the mindset of prevention."

    Brian W.
  • Yelp

    "Attentive and kind. He consulted with me for a lot more than what I made my appointment for."

    Michael K.
  • Yelp

    "This is the only doctor I have met who is interested and educated re alternative/homeopathic treatments, a rare find!"

    Reza A.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Shafipour is one of those special doctors who never stops researching and learning, in order to help his patients."

    Marcus E.
  • Yelp

    Dr. Shaifpour and his amazing staff are amazing. He has helped me navigate some difficult health problems and blows me away with his compassion and knowledge."

    Clare C.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Shafipour is brilliant. He's my Primary Care Provider. I've come to him with questions and concerns other doctors couldn't answer."

    Afaf I.
Location
Wellesley Medical
12304 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 101
Sawtelle

Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-734-3447
Fax: 310-400-5566
Office Hours

Get in touch

Info@wellesleymd.com
310-734-3447

Pouya Shafipour, MD
12304 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90025