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Pouya Shafipour, MD, in Santa Monica, California, is a board-certified family medicine specialist with subspecialty training in a field of medicine known as bariatric or obesity medicine. He uses safe and effective medications in conjunction with dietary, nutritional, behavioral, and exercise counseling to manage obesity and medical conditions related to excessive weight gain or loss.
After finishing his residency, Dr. Shafipour pursued his passion in obesity treatment. Through extensive training by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and the prestigious Harvard Blackburn Obesity Course, Dr. Shafipour has developed a program that focuses on healthy weight loss and a well-organized maintenance program. His program results in weight loss and maintenance of a healthy weight through a multi-level, personalized approach to dietary and lifestyle transformation.
Dr. Shafipour received his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology from UC Berkeley, then continued his graduate studies and received a master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University. He later attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where he received his MD in 2003. He completed his internship in general surgery at UC Irvine and residency in family medicine at UCLA and became board certified in family medicine in 2008.
During a peak performance health and lifestyle coaching conference in 2004, Dr. Shafipour discovered an interest in lifestyle transformation. 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.
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"Dr. Pouya Shafipour is a great doctor easy to reach, friendly to talk and most importantly he can give the correct diagnosis!"
"Specifically, the reason why I would recommend him to anyone, is that he is very much of the mindset of prevention."
"Attentive and kind. He consulted with me for a lot more than what I made my appointment for."
"This is the only doctor I have met who is interested and educated re alternative/homeopathic treatments, a rare find!"
"Dr. Shafipour is one of those special doctors who never stops researching and learning, in order to help his patients."
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."
"Dr. Shafipour is brilliant. He's my Primary Care Provider. I've come to him with questions and concerns other doctors couldn't answer."