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In-Office Rapid Services Specialist

Pouya Shafipour, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Pouya Shafipour, MD

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

Going to the doctor only to be told you need to make an appointment to have a lab test performed is frustrating. If you’d prefer a physician who offers in-office, rapid testing services, book an appointment online or by phone with Dr. Pouya Shafipour in Santa Monica, California, to learn more about how much time and effort you can save.

In-Office Rapid Services Q & A

What is rapid in-office testing?

If you’re visiting Dr. Shafipour, you probably have some questions or concerns, and you’d probably rather not wait to learn answers. Rapid in-office testing can drastically reduce the amount of time it takes for you to get results.

You won’t have to leave the office to go to a lab or a hospital to get many tests completed, which means Dr. Shafipour will be able to discuss your results with you during the same visit. You’ll save time and get answers sooner, and be able to follow any instructions immediately.


How can rapid testing help me enjoy the best health possible?

Rapid testing provides critical data that can help you and Dr. Shafipour manage your health better and decrease your risks of several chronic and life-threatening conditions. It's one more way to optimize your health and increase your knowledge of your health profile.

For example, if your rapid test results indicate that your cholesterol is higher than it should be, Dr. Shafipour can prescribe medications, suggest dietary changes, or make referrals to specialists immediately instead of a few days later. Immediate action means better health sooner.


Which rapid testing services are offered?

Dr. Shafipour offers several in-office lab tests, including these five critical tests that can help diagnose and even prevent life-threatening diseases and conditions:

  • Blood pressure
  • Waist and hip measurement
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Body fat analysis
  • Blood sugar testing

These tests can help you monitor for warning signs that could indicate an elevated risk of stroke, heart attack, cancer, diabetes and other serious medical conditions. Blood sampling is done in our office using a finger stick technique to provide quick results.

He also offers the hemoglobin A1C test, which shows your blood sugar levels for the past several months. For patients with diabetes or pre-diabetes, Dr. Shafipour recommends having an A1C test performed every three to six months to monitor health and adjust treatments as needed.

If you’re working to lose weight, Dr. Shafipour also offers metabolic testing. With rapid in-office metabolic testing, Dr. Shafipour can suggest changes to your nutritional or exercise plan, and you’ll know if your efforts are paying off as expected.

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