Pouya Shafipour, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Wellesley Medical

Pouya Shafipour, MD

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

Routine Physicals Specialist

Routine physicals provide both you and your doctor with the information you need to make smart health-related decisions. Dr. Shafipour helps patients throughout the Los Angeles, CA, area maintain the best health possible by offering routine physicals that include comprehensive screening and testing.
    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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Routine Physicals Q & A

by Pouya Shafipour, MD

What's involved in a routine physical?

Your physical will begin with a complete health history, including a history of any family disease, so your healthcare provider can identify specific diseases or risk factors for which you should be screened or monitored. The exam itself begins with measurements of your vital signs, including blood pressure, pulse, and temperature, as well as a general overall assessment of your appearance. The doctor will listen to your heart and lungs, look in your throat and your ears and palpate your belly to feel your liver and check for any signs of tenderness. Other gender-specific evaluations, like a breast exam or prostate check, may also be performed. Finally, lab tests may be ordered and your doctor will talk to you about ways to improve your health. 

Why do I need a routine physical?

Routine physicals provide important information about your general health and can help identify early signs of disease even before symptoms occur. They provide the framework for your healthcare plan and help you and your doctor work together to develop a plan aimed at maximizing your health and avoiding disease. Many screening exams provide the first indication of significant disease risk factors, like high blood pressure or high blood sugar or cholesterol.

How often should I have a physical exam?

How often you have an exam depends on several factors, including your age, whether or not you have an increased risk for any chronic diseases or health conditions, and what your insurance recommends. Some insurance companies require regular exams as part of their coverage. Overall, an annual exam is a good way to keep track of your health and help screen for any potential signs or symptoms that could indicate an increased risk for a serious disease. 

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