Nutrition & Weight Management
For Medical Professionals
Refer a Patient - Weight Management
Call 617.638.7470 for further information. A referral is required by most insurance companies. If you are located on the BMC campus, the referral should be sent via Logician. Otherwise, the referral can be either faxed to 617.638.7449 or mailed to our office at:
Boston Medical Center
Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management
Preston Family Building
732 Harrison Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Attn: Stephanie Spaide, MS RD LDN
Download a paper copy of our Referral Form that you can fax or mail to us.
For patients without health insurance or whose health insurance does not cover these services there are two self-pay options:
Option #1: Pay a flat fee of $598.00 for 16 weeks of MD and RD appointments and weekly support groups. This fee does not cover tests, blood work and nutritional supplements which will be billed separately.
Option #2: Pay for appointments at the time of the visit. Please direct the patient to contact Patient Financial Services at 850 Harrison Avenue, Ground Floor (617.414.1618) PRIOR to their scheduled appointment for further details. Your patient will need to fill out the Self Pay Outpatient Form (PDF).
If your patient does not choose the flat fee or self-pay program, and does not have insurance coverage for dietitian visits, we will offer a one-time free dietitian appointment. Your patient will be followed by a nutrition physician specialist for subsequent appointments. The patient is strongly encouraged to join one of our weekly weight management support groups.
We are committed to providing a high level of assistance to our physician colleagues within BMC and outside of the BMC system, as well. Whether for diagnostics, treatment, a single consultation, second opinion or ongoing follow up, our physicians will keep the consulting physician fully informed of the patient's treatment plan and coordinate long term management.