ABOUT DR. SHAFIPOUR

Dr. Shafipour is a board certified Family Medicine Specialist with subspecialty training in a field of medicine known as Bariatric or Obesityi Medicine.  Bariatric physicians use safe and effective medications in conjunction with dietary, nutritional, behavioral, and exercise counseling to manage obesityi, overweighti as well as medical conditions related to excessive weight gain or weight loss.  After finishing his residency, he pursued his passion in obesityi treatment. 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 alsowith emphasis on a well organized maintenance program.  This program results in weight loss and maintenance of a healthy weight through a multi-level personalized approach of dietary and lifestyle transformation.

Dr. Shafipour received his B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley.  He then continued his graduate studies and received a Masters degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. He later went on to attend Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. in 2003. He completed his internship in General Surgery from UC Irvine and residency in Family Medicine under the auspices of UCLA and became board certified in Family Medicine in 2008.

Dr. Shafipour became interested in lifestyle transformation when he attended a peak performance health and lifestyle coaching conference in 2004.  Following the conference he personally took some radical measures and transformed his way of eating and implemented daily exercise into his life.  The impact of this transformation encouraged him to further pursue incorporating the idea of a sustainable healthy lifestyle into his practice of medicine.

Dr. Shafipour continued his training in bariatric medicine by taking courses offered through the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, American Board of Obesity Medicine (formerly American Board of Bariatric Medicine), and the Obesityi Society.  Dr. Shafipour is board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (also known as Bariatric Medicine). He has been a member of the American Academy of Bariatric Physicians since 2005.

Dr. Shafipour started working at the Motion Picture and TV Fund Medical Group, in 2008, providing primary care to the Motion Picture Industry members.  By seeing a large volume of patients there, he has been able to improve his primary care knowledge and skills.  He also ran a successful weight management program where he was able to significantly help people with diabetesi, high blood pressurei, high cholesteroli, and sleep apnea lose weight and discontinue prescription medications.  The majority of the patients who have completed at least 10 weeks of his weight loss program have been able to maintain their weight for over 6 months while discontinuing most of their prescription medications.

The success of the weight loss program and his love for primary care motivated Dr. Shafipour to establish Wellesley Medical where the primary focus of the practice is preventative care, efficient primary care, integrative medicine and weight loss.