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Weight Management Specialist

Pouya Shafipour, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Pouya Shafipour, MD

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

More than 70% of American adults are either overweight or obese and therefore face significant health risks. If you’re looking for a way to safely and effectively lose weight, book an appointment online or by phone to discuss the weight loss management services available through the primary care office of Dr. Pouya Shafipour in Santa Monica, California.

Weight Management Q & A

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

A weight management program can help you make the healthy choices necessary for losing weight and keeping it off.

Dr. Shafipour educates you so that you feel confident about your eating and exercise habits. He also provides the critical support you need to stay focused and on track, both during and after weight loss.

Losing weight through a medical weight management program lessens your risk of developing severe health conditions. People who are overweight face a higher risk of multiple health problems, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Some types of cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Difficulty during pregnancy

By taking advantage of the weight management services Dr. Shafipour offers, you improve your health now and in the long term through a medically supervised, safe program.


What weight management services does Dr. Shafipour offer?

Dr. Shafipour offers services to help you lose weight and maintain your new, healthy weight over time. His comprehensive weight management services are designed to treat the whole patient and include:

  • Nutritional management
  • Education
  • Blood work and other lab tests to rule out physical conditions that could be hampering weight loss
  • Exercise guidance
  • Guidance for weight maintenance

Dr. Shafipour can also help you develop a diet designed for athletic training, or a diet to help you gain weight if you are underweight.


Why is it important to have a maintenance program?

Because losing weight is not an easy task, it helps to have a medical provider guide you through your weight loss journey. That means you can be certain you’re healthily losing weight and that you’ll be able to maintain a healthy weight.

Losing weight only to regain it is both frustrating and bad for your health. Take advantage of this important service offered by Pouya Shafipour, MD. Book an appointment to learn more about how Dr. Shafipour can help you through weight loss management services.

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