Dr. Pouya Shafipour

Family Medicine
Santa Monica, CA
22 years experience male

Locations

Doctors of St. John's

Santa Monica, CA

Address

1831 Wilshire Blvd. Ste B, Santa Monica, CA, United States
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Oxford Health Plans

UnitedHealthcare

MultiPlan, Inc

About

Bio

I'm double board certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine. I have a passion for treating chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes & high blood pressure with proper nutrition, exercise, lifestyle changes and biohacking. I believe in staying healthy to increase quality of life and quality of life of people I encounter in the community and in my practice as patients. I've chosen family medicine because it has given me the liberty to have a wide knowledge of medicine and pick the areas that interest me the most and indulge myself into it. Also being the first line of contact with people has given me the pleasure to see amazing changes in terms of a sustainable quality of life, energy, health and well-being

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Bariatrics

Doctor Q&A

616 Answers
128 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience Family Medicine
I wouldn’t : From a theoretical standpoint they’re ok but diet drinks being chemicals, I would try to avoid them as much as possible. Especially the ones containin ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience Family Medicine
Lactose a laxative : Low carb ketogenic diet such as the Atkins diet often cause constipation in the early stages of the diet. Lactulose is a laxative that will probably h ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: Diet pills are plenty, most effective ones are stimulant appetite suppressants which are harmful in long term to your heart, nervous system, kidneys a ... Read More

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Testimonials
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Feb 27, 2013
I have sent several patient to Dr. Shafipour and their feedback has always been extremely positive. He has been timely with his responses, and has kept me up to date on his care plan and the results. ...Read More
Feb 21, 2013
I have known and worked with Dr. Shafipour former than 5 years. He is a compassionate, caring, thorough clinician. I highly recommend him.
Jan 9, 2013
Excellent physician. Dr Shafipour has an incredible ability to see the entire picture, and treat the person and not only the disease.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I want to gain waight in helthy way i recherch for protein in the internet and the tolde me its good if I respect the dose.80 grs in a day?
HealthTap member
Thank you for helping me but we still have bloating how do we get rid of constipation my grand daughter might be a diabetic I don't no thanx
HealthTap member
This saved my life. Thank You! I have been suffering so long! I dont have insurance so its hard to get answers. Thank you so, so much!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MED CENTER

Residency

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - LOS ANGELES

Awards

Recognized in Medicine, Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
Top Family Physician, America's Top Family Physicians
Patient's choice award, 2012

Affiliations

American Academy of Family Physicians
American Society of Bariatric Physicians
The Obesity Society
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