Pouya Shafipour, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Wellesley Medical

Pouya Shafipour, MD

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

Primary Care Specialist

Dr. Shafipour is a board-certified family medicine specialist, experienced in providing skilled, compassionate care to patients in and around Los Angeles, CA. As a primary care doctor, he can help you make sure you enjoy the best health possible by overseeing your regular care needs as well as managing chronic diseases.
    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!"

    2. Sherri G. Yelp

Primary Care Q & A

by Pouya Shafipour, MD

Why do I need a primary care physician?

Your primary care physician (PCP) is your partner managing your health. A PCP can help guide you through the healthcare system and help you learn about your health as well as provide recommendations for treatments you may need and specialists you may need to see for specific health issues. A PCP serves as a healthcare coordinator, overseeing your general health so you can get the services you need for the best care possible. In addition, many insurers require patients to see a PCP first before seeking care from specialists.

What services does a primary care physician provide?

At Wellesley Medical, we offer a complete range of primary care services, including physicals; immunizations; joint pain care; evaluation and treatment of diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, COPD and other chronic ailments; well-woman visits including PAP smears; and specialty referrals, among other services. 

When should I see my primary care physician?

Most people see a PCP when they're sick, which is certainly an excellent step in diagnosing and managing your care; but it's not the only time you should see a PCP. As your personal healthcare coordinator or manager, you should see your PCP for regular physicals and health screenings to ensure you stay as healthy as possible. If you have a minor laceration, chronic disease, joint pain or chronic illness, or if you need an exam or immunizations before traveling, your PCP can help.

What should I look for in a PCP?

Since your PCP will play such a big role in your healthcare, you want to look for a doctor you can trust, as well as one who's experienced and board-certified in family medicine. Your insurance company can tell you if a provider is covered by your network so you get the maximum benefits under your policy or group plan.

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.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street
Blue Shield of California
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net

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.
Wellesley Medical
1821 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 301A
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: 310-734-3447
Fax: 310-400-5566
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Pouya Shafipour, MD
1821 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 301A
Santa Monica, CA 90403