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Weight & Wellness Program
For Our Referring Partners


General Contact Information

Weight & Wellness Program
12 Andover Road
Portland, ME  04102

Phone: (207) 761-5612
Fax: (207) 253-6073
Website:  www.mmc.org/bariatricsurgery


Our Physicians and Specialties

Visit "Our Team" for more information on each surgeon.  


Patient Care Contact Information

  • Renee Wolff, MD Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy,  Revisional Surgery
  • Roy Cobean, MD  Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Revisional Surgery
  • Wendy Briggs, Administrative Coordinator
  • Catherine LaPointe, NP-C, Bariatric Nurse Practitioner  
  • Karol Call, RN, BSN, CMSRN, Bariatric Program Manager


Information to Aid You in Referring Patients

When referring a patient, please mail or fax the following information.

  • A letter of referral including:  

Referral for the evaluation and treatment of morbid obesity (ICD-9 278.01)

BMI (or most recent height and weight)

All related diagnoses and comorbidites

Previous attempts/duration of unsuccessful weight loss

Exercise program involvement

  • Demographic Information on the patient (DOB, address, phone number, insurance info)
  • Most recent H&P
  • Most recent CBC and TSH (if available)
  • Smokers will be required to quit smoking and have a nicotine level drawn and sent to us before their first appointment

 

Vitamin / Mineral

Lab Band

Gastric Bypass

Multivitamin (children's or adult complete)

1 per day

2 per day

Calcium Citrate or Carbonate 

2100-1500 mg/d

1500-200 mg/d 1500-2000 mg/d

Vitamin B12

none

500 mcg/d *begin 3 months postoperatively

Iron

none

none

Vitamin D

none

none

Folate

none

none

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First Step for Your Patients

Attend a free information session held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Scarborough Surgery Center. Print a Flyer (.pdf)

Online directions to Scarborough Surgery Center

Brochure for Patients (PDF)

Info Session Flyer (PDF)

Helpful Referral Information (PDF)

Laboratory Schedule (PDF)

Vitamin and Mineral Guidelines (PDF)

Discharge Instructions 


Weight & Wellness Program Home

Surgical Services Home

Weight & Wellness Program
12 Andover Road
Portland, ME 04102
MapDirections

Phone: (207) 761-5612
Toll Free: 1 (866) 268-9274
Fax: (207) 253-6073