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Dr. Shafipour is double board certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine, specializing in a field of medicine known as Bariatric or Obesity Medicine. Bariatric physicians use safe and effective medication in conjunction with dietary, nutritional, behavioral, and exercise counseling to care for the obese and overweight patients. After finishing his residency he pursued his passion in obesity treatment and through extensive training by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and The prestigious Harvard Obesity Courses, he has developed a weight loss program that not only focuses on healthy loss of weight but more on a well organized maintenance program. This program causes weight loss and maintenance of a healthy weight through a multi-level personalized approach of dietary and lifestyle transformation.
Verified Patient Reviews
I thought the office was in a nice building. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Dr Pouya Shafipour took his time in explaining condition and treatment and catered to my list of bullet points of things I wanted to cover about my health. Overall, I would highly recommend Dr. Shafipour to friends and family.
Both times I have gone to see him have been very great experiences. Having just moved here and being afraid of meeting a new doctor I can trust, Dr. Shafipour has made the transition very easy for me.
Went in for my annual physical, which was quick and easy. Wait was short. Doctor and staff were nice and answered all my questions. For free parking, you have to park on the street and most of the streets adjacent to the clinic were 1-hour only. Was a bit worried, but I didn't wait at all so got in and out in about 45 minutes, even with a ton of questions about my upcoming travel.
Great, really nice, would recommend.
Very happy that he is not 100% regular "Western" Doctor, really provided useful treatment advice
He was lovely!
Dr. Shafipour spends quality time with you as a patient, he is always attentive and personalizes the visit. He takes the time to review your history before he walks in, and gets to why you are there and how he can help. Your best health is his prime concern.
Very kind. Professional. Attentive.
Dr. Shafipour's staff was both quick and friendly. I filled in my information online prior to my visit, which was extra convenient. I waited less than 5 minutes to be taken to a room. They were also able to adjust my appointment from a specific medical need to a complete physical on the fly. I also also able to get the appointment with about 14 hours notice, which was huge. Dr. Shafipour has a calm bedside manner and an approachable sense of humor. He is also technologically with/ahead of the curve (was taking notes digitally), and also clearly aware of gut flora developments, as he asked about probiotics/kombucha, something my previous doctor (who is quite a few years older) never brought up.
Great wait room experience. Loved the use of technology. Good visit with Dr. Shafipour!
Dr Shafipour is always great to me.
I am very much impressed with his calm and careful approach to understand the issues and make proper diagnosis. I am very much satisfied with the visit to his office
He is the best!
Dr. Shafipour is knowledgeable and caring person. The front desk personel are very friendly.
I was so happy to find Dr Shafipour. Even after several visits, he has never made me wait. His bedside manner is excellent and he is very knowledgeable and attentive. I called him once at the end of a prescription and he knew without hesitation (as if reciting from memory!) that I was supposed to take my last pill that day; I was super-impressed.
I was seen right away. Very thorough and compassionate staff. Dr. Shafipour was great! So professional. Recommend him to everyone
This was my second visit to Dr. Shafipour, and will definitely not be my last. He's a great doctor and is always straight up with his patients. Will continue to go here!
I thought he was great. I was a little nervous going in, but he was able to answer any and every question I had for him. It could have been because there were no patients waiting, but it was still nice. The staff were all very nice, and very accommodating. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Went for a physical. Was very efficient process, and the physical was performed very well. but I didn't quite get the most warm and supportive vibe from the staff or doctor, so not sure I would keep them as my primary car doc
It was great! He was very knowledgable and friendly to answer any and all questions.
I was looking for a good local dr. I found Dr. Pouya. Dr. did some blood work and was able to provide results within a day. Himself and his staff are very friendly.
waited less than 5 minutes to be seen. He was very quick but I didn't feel rushed and he took his time to go over everything in detail with me. Highly recommend, he's a nice guy and I felt very comfortable.
Very nice doctor and gave some good advice.
Dr. Shafipour is knowledgeable enthusiastic about the latest research and practices for low carbohydrate, high fat diets. I could not find many doctors in the LA area who promoted a high fat, paleo, or ketogenic lifestyle, but Dr. Shafipour is one. If you are interested in learning more about how to improve your health via a low carbohydrate approach, I highly recommend setting up an appointment with him.
Dr. Shafipour was great. He was very patient and talked to me through all my health concerns. I definitely recommend him!
Dr. Shafipour is the man!
As usual- had a great visit!
Dr. Shafipour is very personable and approachable. Dr. Shafipour is very knowledgeable and takes the time to thoroughly treat his patients. It's clear that he cares about his patients and that filters down to the office staff as well.
What a very nice doctor and staff , will definitely be keeping this great doc as my primary ... Very happy I came here . Thank you to all the great folks in this office
Excellent Doc! Very respectful and honest in addressing my concerns, really cool guy.
Dr. Shafipour was very nice and professional. He was very easy to talk to, and was very straight with his answers to my questions. I will definitely be coming back!
Excellent service from Dr. Shafipour and his staff! They were friendly, listened carefully before answering my questions, and very knowledgeable. I'll definitely be back.
Awesome as always. Nice to leave a doctors office with hope and a smile on your face ;-))
Dr. Shafipour is the best. He never rushes, always tries to figure out the best solution and never makes you feel like you're wasting his time. As someone who gets sick a lot it's nice to have a Dr who thinks outside the box! Highly recommend.
Dr. Shafipour is absolutely the doctor I've been looking for for years! After years of being seen by incompetent doctors, doctors that seemed to know nothing of medicine & had very poor bedside manners, it is so refreshing & a huge relief to find such a caring, competent, knowledgeable doctor! I will let everyone I know, who's looking for a doctor, to go to Dr. Shafipour. Nothing but rave reviews from me! And, of course, I must add in a great review to the women at the front desk. They were kind and very professional! Thank you!
Mr Shafipour is very attentive and a good listener. He is very accurate with his diagnosis. Great doc!
Office is calm, organized, friendly, clean, efficient and competent. Dr. Shafipour is well-rounded in expertise, keeps very up to date with the latest studies, and is very well-informed about how diet, gut health and exercise all contribute to other health issues, without being trendy or rejecting the positive aspects of "western" medicine. They also have a comprehensive network for specialist referrals although I have not tested those out yet. Excellent all around, and they take a lot of insurance policies.
He's a super friendly physician, but he didn't beat around the bush when I came in complaining of lower back pain. Within a day I was working with a physical therapist covered by my insurance. The office was well-run. I am usually bad about going to see my general practitioner, but I won't hesitate next time now that I feel comfortable with my doctor.
Kind, friendly, thorough, and it felt as if he was happy to listen and not rush. Didn't push any products or tests and gave logical balanced recommendations. All good for a healthcare skeptic like me :-)
I was really pleased with my visit here - Dr. Shafipour has great bedside manner. And the front desk is friendly and efficient. Highly recommended!
Dr. Shafipour is an amazing doctor who truly cares about his patients and his practice. The office staff is friendly and efficient.
It was wonderful! I've been looking for a primary doctor for quite some time and i think Dr. Shafipour will be my go to doctor. The office is nice and up to date, great bedside manner and very knowledgable.
Amazing bedside manner!
Dr. Shafipour was friendly, service was prompt, he addressed all of my questions, and gave me a detailed printout (typed, not handwritten) with everything that he recommended. He was knowledgeable about natural remedies and sensitive to my preference for that. The only bits that bugged me are the legal stuff. I signed something that said that I would pay out of pocket for anything that my insurance did not cover; I would prefer to get an invoice with anything that my insurance does not cover and sign that; I have been surprised by large doctor bills in the past. Also, it would be nice to have the recommendations emailed so I don't lose them, but that is probably illegal.
As always he is kind, gentle, humorous, knowledgeable, and spends as much time with you as is necessary and desired. He's just a darn solid doctor!
Excellent! Thorough and very professional.
Dr. Shafipour is not only an excellent Doctor, but he is also personable and very down to earth. He comes to greet you at the door and would even return your call if you had a question. Highly recommended.
Got there early and they took me back before my appointment. I was in and out in less than an hour even with Dr. Shafipour taking time to answer all my questions.
Staff is awesome and the doctor is really great, easy to talk to and very helpful. Thanks Zoc Doc!
Made my visit a personal experience. Accommodated my needs.
dr. shafipour was timely, personable, knowledgable and made some excellent suggestions regarding preventive measures for my age as well as addressed specific issues which i had. his staff is lovely.
Really kind, amazing, easy to talk to.
Super smooth visit that included ZERO upsells :) Answered all my questions, got a quick physical and was out in a jiffy! Super friendly and small staff, which I love!
Great guy, great assistants. Really smart, friendly and thorough. Was in and out very quickly.
Stay away. I am getting bills from companies I have never heard of months after I saw this doctor. Terrible experience
I would highly recommend Dr Shafipour. Excellent knowledge, experience. You definitely feels that he cares and that you are not just a number.
He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He provide medical information and ways to obtain optimal health without being judgmental.
Very thorough examination and he really cares about his patients
My experience at Dr. Shafipour's office was awesome. I booked through ZocDoc the night before my appointment; there were plenty of openings. His office staff was warm and friendly. Dr. Shafipour himself was such a kind, patient man. I really felt he had time for me and I wasn't rushed at all. I appreciate that quality most in a doctor. Also, the nurse who took me into the room took time to hear about what was ailing me so she could explain it to the Dr. beforehand. I really appreciated that, too. The office itself was clean, neat and well-decorated. Nice art on the walls and paint colors. All in all, a great experience!
Dr Shafipour was very professional , understood everything going on with me, answered all my questions, i will be seeing him again in 2 weeks, I really appreciated all the time he took with me and his help was exceptional.
Quite a wonderful experience! He was attentive and answered all my questions. I will definitely be returning.
Unlikely most of the doctors he took the time to actually chat with me to understand my concerns and he asked questions to clarify the problems. I would absolutely recommend him to my friends.
First visit was excellent. I plan on making him my regular doctor. Seems as if he is very up to date on latest studies and treatments.
Really like this doctor. Made me feel extremely comfortable. His bedside manner is amazing.
Tremendous professional - extremely well versed with trends and readily provides preventative advice for healthy living. Very affable, spends time with the patient, caring and thoughtful. Staff demonstrates similar characteristics.
He was extremely helpful.
Super-friendly, super-professional. I fasted before my annual checkup, and he gave me a granola bar after my blood was drawn.
Extremely professional and knowledgeable. Definitely recommended!
The office is immaculate and we'll organized. The staff was friendly and Dr. Shafipour is courteous, thorough, kind, and has an unbelievable bedside manner. Dr. Shafipours attention to detail, dedication to his patients, and pleasant demeanor are second to none. If you're looking for a doctor that cares, look no further!
Dr Shafipour is super great and awesome. He's kind, thoughtful and helping. I came in for a physical (first one in 10+ years) and he made sure I was at ease and had all my questions answered. He even gave me a recommended nutrition guide and followed up with a call! Great doctor... highly recommended!
Dr. Shafipour is so nice, thorough and extremely competent. A great Doctor who always has time to talk with his patients. Always answers phone calls and emails. Great Doctor.
Very informative, friendly and intelligent physician!!
It had been a while since I have gone to the doctor for anything so I was a bit nervous of course but both he and his staff were very nice and courteous as well as prompt. I didn't have to wait. I filled out paperwork online the night before going and that went fine. Only had to sign a couple disclosures when there. Dr. Pouya was very knowledgeable and comforting. He offered a variety of options and possible solutions to things I discussed with him.
Very personable and plan to visit him again to put together a diet and nutrition plan together.
Pleasant, short and sweet. Waiting for the results. He is lovely.
SHOCKINGLY AWESOME!!!! Not sure where to start with the compliments: bed side manner, medical knowledge, office staff, amount of time spent with patient, test results the next day called me himself? WHAT!!!!! I hate driving in Santa Monica traffic but I would drive to Tijuana and back for this guy. SO WORTH IT!!!!
This office is wonderful. Everyone is helpful and attentive, and Dr. Shafipour is a very nice guy who really seems to know what he's talking about, especially when it comes to supplements and alternative medicine.
Dr. Shafipour was very hospitable and informative. His staff made my visit that much more comfortable, given that I had to have my blood drawn. The location is unbeatable and the inside was also very pleasing to the eye. He will be my go-to doctor for as long as I live in LA.
My visit was very positive. My questions were answered and I felt very comfortable with the experience. Now the hard work starts.
He's very kind and practical. I was very pleased with the attention I received- his assistant was also very pleasant. Thank you
Clean office, nice staff, very informative and did not rush anything.
I found the doctor to be very informative, knowledgeable and non-judgmental. Also, he is aware of different ethnic foods so he's able to better assist in setting up a diet plan.
I like this doctor. He is very considerable and understand every thing about weight loos. I LOVE LOW CARB DIET
quite good. He's willing to discuss and explain.
Dr. Shafipour was professional and very attentive. He prescribed medicine using his iPad which was emailed over to my pharmacy. My medicine was waiting for me when I arrived. Unlike other doctor's offices, I did not have to wait at all which is always nice.
I've honestly never written a review like this before, but I had such a great experience at my appointment today with Dr. Shafipour that I had to share. The offices are super clean and modern, easy parking, on time and very friendly staff. They really took their time to talk to me and wasn't rushed through at all. I felt very well taken care of and highly recommend!
Dr. Shafipour is very conscientious and spends ample time understanding his patients' issues and answering their questions. I am very grateful to have found such a compassionate doctor.
Great doctor, took time to answer all my questions, saved me money and was knowledgeable. Friendly staff was very generous. I definitely recommend him!
Very informative. Clean facility. Friendly staff.
Honestly am so relieved that this turned out as well as it did. I am an east coast transplant and have been looking fo a primary physician for some time. Dr. Shafipour was everything I was looking for and more. Really great overall experience - Have only been once though.
I had a great experience with Dr. Pouya Shafipour and his friendly staff. I went in for a yearly physical and left with helpful tips on how to maintain my health. I would certainly recommend this office to anyone in search of a friendly and professional staff.
Wonderful, very nice and caring doctor.
Great experience from the start. The staff was very professional throughout and Dr. Shafipour is extremely knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. I 100% recommend this practice and Dr. Shafipour's opinion.
Dr. Shafipour was timely and very thorough during the examination.
I highly recommend Dr. Shafipour. He treats you like you are his only patient and works with you to figure out the best treatment based on your needs. A+
He is a young and very well informed doctor. He spent a lot of time with me explaining my problem in detail. I am totally satisfied with his attitude and his diagnosis.
I absolutely love him! I've been in LA for 6 years now and have jumped around from doctor to doctor. His staff was great, they were right on time, and he gave me a lot of information and spent quality time with me! I'm happy to have Dr. Shafipour as my new doctor!
Very pleasant and eager to help me with all facets of my health.