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Integrative Medicine Specialist

Pouya Shafipour, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Pouya Shafipour, MD

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

Integrative care is an approach to healthcare that involves a partnership between provider and patient and considers the whole person, rather than only physical health or even just sickness. If you’re interested in learning how integrative care could benefit your health, book an appointment online or by phone with Dr. Pouya Shafipour in Santa Monica, California to discuss his philosophy and how it applies to your health.

Integrative Medicine Q & A

What is integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine aims to treat the whole person rather than focusing on one specific ailment or disease. Dr. Shafipour’s goal is to ensure the body is as healthy as possible so you can enjoy optimal overall health.

As a system, each component of your body is reliant to some degree on the rest of your body. An integrative approach seeks to treat the whole person to bring all these components into a healthy balance.


How can integrative medicine help me?

Integrative medicine services provide a healthy foundation for your general well-being. Dr. Shafipour’s integrative approach attends to all your needs through health education, guidance, and preventive care. He assesses every aspect of your health, including helping you manage weight so you can reduce your risk of weight-related diseases.


What is included in Dr. Shafipour's integrative medicine approach?

The integrative medicine services Dr. Shafipour offers focus on whole health by helping you understand the critical role your decisions play in your overall health. Nutritional guidance is critical because it helps you get the right balance of nutrients and maintain a healthy weight, improving your self-esteem and your physical health.

Lab work, physical exams, and consideration of your medical history give Dr. Shafipour an understanding of your current health. Once he has a clear picture of your current situation, he has a baseline to develop a customized care plan that will work for you.

How can integrative medicine help me?


Integrative medicine is a partnership between Dr. Shafipour and you. It's a different approach to health care that brings all factors that affect your health into consideration. Dr. Shafipour considers both conventional and alternative methods and treatments while keeping sound scientific findings in mind.

Narrowing healthcare down to treating sickness does you a disservice. Dr. Shafipour knows that you're a unique individual who needs more than one-size fits all medicine. Integrative care means that you will have a customized plan that leads to a healthy life.

If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Shafipour’s approach to integrative care and how it could help improve your health, schedule a consultation. He’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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