Pouya Shafipour, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Wellesley Medical

Pouya Shafipour, MD

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

Weight Management Specialist

Dr. Shafipour offers weight management services for patients throughout the Beverly Hills, CA, area, including services and support to help patients maintain healthy weight for the rest of their lives. His "whole person" approach ensures every aspect of care is addressed to achieve the most effective results possible.
    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

Weight Management Q & A

by Pouya Shafipour, MD

I'm overweight. How can weight management help me?

Weight management services can help you learn how to make the healthy choices you need to make so you can lose weight and keep it off. Importantly, our weight loss management services are aimed at educating our patients so they feel confident about their eating and exercise habits, and providing the critical support they need to stay focused and on track, during and after weight loss. Plus, by helping you lose weight, a weight management program can help you prevent other serious diseases that are more common among people who are overweight and obese.

What weight management services does Wellesley Medical offer?

Wellesley offers services to help men and women lose weight and maintain their new, healthy weight over time. Our comprehensive weight management services are designed to treat the whole patient and include nutritional management and education; blood work and other lab tests to rule out physical conditions that could be hampering your ability to lose weight; dieting and exercise guidance; and guidance designed to help men and women maintain healthy weight for the rest of their lives. We can also help our patients develop diets designed for athletic training as well as diets that can help underweight patients gain weight.

Why is it important to have a maintenance program?

Losing weight is an important step toward making sure you're as healthy as possible and toward warding off diseases that are more prevalent in people who are obese or overweight, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases. Losing weight is no easy task, and having a medical provider oversee your weight loss journey can help you take weight off and keep it off so you can avoid the cycle of weight loss and gain that can further increase your health risks.

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