Adult Healthy Weight / Bariatric Clinic

The Adult Healthy Weight Management/Bariatric clinic at Whittier is an integral part of the Diabetes Clinic and Adult Medicine department. The multi-disciplinary clinical team comprises of physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, behavioral health specialist and a case manager. Every patient referred to the program receives individualized nutrition and weight loss plan and if they choose to have surgery (bariatric) a comprehensive follow-up and tracking of all necessary procedures to “clear” the patient to be able to have the surgery.

Bariatric Services at Whittier:

The bariatric health care team at Whittier Street Health Center offers support to patients seeking surgical weight loss options. We work closely with Brigham and Women’s bariatric program that performs the weight loss surgery. Our team includes a provider champion nurse practitioner, registered dietitian, case manager and behavioral health counselor.

Adult Healthy Weight Services at Whittier:

Families and individuals living in the Roxbury and Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston, which are racially and ethnically diverse communities with limited socioeconomic means, face many additional challenges in the fight against obesity. There are fewer places to get a healthy meal, with local options primarily fast food and/or convenience stores. The higher rates of crime and violence and minimal access to parks and recreational activities in the urban setting, limit outdoor activities. With inadequate access to gyms and indoor activity areas because of economical constraints, physical activity is lacking and compounding the problem with obesity and health. Because of these limitations, Whittier developed a program plan to integrate its medical home model, mental health systems and community resources to form a comprehensive approach to address its patients’ needs surrounding treatment of obesity. In the upcoming months, the team of health care clinicians will offer a group-based setting for the medical management of overweight and obesity.

Fax Number: (617) 989-3054

A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).