Getting Started On Your Weight Loss Journey

Getting Started On Your Weight Loss Journey

Thank you for your interest in the Steward Centers for Weight Control. We provide a multidisciplinary approach to assist you with your weight loss goals. To better serve you, please follow the guidelines below.

Getting Started On Your Weight Loss Journey

11 Nevins St., Suite 407
Brighton, MA 02135
617-779-6999 fax

Eating Healthy

We see patients at the following locations:

Steward Center for Weight Control at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
11 Nevins St., Suite 407
Brighton, Massachusetts 02135
Phone: (617) 562-7474
Fax: (617) 779-6999

​Steward Center for Weight Control at Good Samaritan Medical Center
SMG Surgical Specialties
Center for Weight Control
1 Pearl St. Suite 2000
Brockton Massachusetts 02301
Phone: (508) 584-4101 Option #4
Fax: (508) 427-3975 / (508) 408-6299

Steward Center for Weight Control at Holy Family Hospital
70 East St., Suite G
Methuen, Massachusetts 01844
Phone: (978) 687 0156 ext. 2555
Fax: (978) 659 6058

Hawthorn Medical Associates
535 Faunce Corner Rd.
Building B, First floor
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747
Phone: (508) 996 3991
Fax: (508) 961 0686

Steward Center for Weight Control at Saint Anne’s Hospital
Medical Office Building
851 Middle St., Suite 2400
Fall River, Massachusetts 02721
Phone: (508) 672 0483
Fax: (508) 679 0912

Steward Center for Weight Control at Morton Hospital
John Adams Medical Center

100 Industrial Park
Taunton Massachusetts, 02780
Phone: (774) 409 7803
Fax: (508) 386 3779

Contact Us

For Healthcare Providers
Fax a referral form. If you’d like to speak our Center for Weight Control Program Coordinator, please call 617-562-7474 to learn more about our program.

Preparing for Your Appointment

  1. Calculate my Body Mass Index (BMI). Obesity is defined by Body Mass Index (BMI).

    BMI is a measurement of body fat based off height and weight (kg) and is useful to determine overweight and obesity.

    Being overweight and obese leads to a number of different chronic health conditions. Obesity related conditions include hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), arthritis, back pain, acid reflux, heart disease, stroke, increased risk for certain cancers and infertility.

    BMI Ranges:

    • Underweight = 18.5 or less
    • Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
    • Overweight = 25-29.9
    • Moderate Obesity = 30-34.9
    • Severe Obesity = 35 to 35.9
    • Morbid Obesity = 40 or greater


    Through both surgical and medical weight loss options, Steward Centers for Weight Control can help you lose weight, better manage these obesity related conditions and live a healthier life. 

  2. Obtain a Referral

    We are considered a specialty practice, and depending on your current insurance, a referral may be needed before the first visit – please call ahead to make sure your referral was received.

    You can obtain a referral from your primary care physician (PCP). Please request 12 visits from your PCP.

    • Surgeon’s name: Nicole Pecquex, NPI# 1467447300
    • Nurse Practitioner: Megan Goulard, NPI# 1215342662


  3. Fax your referral

    Please fax your referral and any tests done in the last year at another hospital or medical office such as stress test, echocardiogram, sleep study, endoscopy, CT scan, barium swallow, etc., to the appropriate hospital where your new patient appointment is scheduled. 

    Fax numbers:

    • St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center: 617-779-6999
    • Good Samaritan Medical Center: 508-427-3975
    • Holy Family Hospital: 978-659-6058
    • Hawthorn Medical: 617-961-0686
    • Saint Anne's Hospital: 508-679-0912
    • Morton Hospital: 508-386-3779


  4. Call Insurance Company

    Insurance coverage varies widely. Before you come in for your first appointment, call your insurance company to make sure bariatric surgery is a covered service. Confirm coverage and limitation for nutrition and psychiatry visits, requirements for referrals, co-pays and/or deductibles and that St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Massachusetts, is in your insurance network.

  5. Self-Pay Patients

    If your insurance does not cover bariatric surgery and you are interested in becoming a self pay patient, please contact our practice manager at 617-562-7010. She can review current self pay rates and payment options.

  6. Check Your Co-payment

    If you have a co-pay, this is expected at the time of your appointment. There will be a separate co-pay for the surgeon and the dietitian. Cash, check and credit cards accepted (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover).

  7. Watch our Online Webinar

    We encourage you to watch our online webinar as it is designed to help you better understand which bariatric surgery option is right for you. It is not required. It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please answer all the questions. If you are having trouble viewing this seminar, make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off. 


Book Your First Appointment

You have four options to choose from to book your first appointment.


Initial Consult Checklist

Now that you’ve booked your first appointment, to better serve you, we ask that you bring the following items to your first appointment at the Steward Center for Weight Control.

  1. Your current insurance card
  2. Your insurance co-payment: cash, check or credit card
  3. Name and contact information for your primary care physician
  4. Current medication list: name, dose, frequency
  5. Be sure to call and verify with your insurance company and ask if there are any exclusions to bariatric surgery
  6. It is your responsibility to obtain a referral to have an initial consultation as we are considered a specialty practice

Please arrive 30 minutes early to your appointment for parking considerations, weather and traffic.

Need to cancel or reschedule? Please call the office at:

  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center: 617-562-7474
  • Good Samaritan: 508-484-4101 option 1
  • Holy Family Hospital: 978-687-0156, ext. 2555
  • Hawthorn Medical Associates: 508-996-3991
  • Saint Anne's Hospital: 508-672-0483
  • Morton Hospital: 774-409-7803



  • St. Elizabeth's Medical Center: Located on the campus of the St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, we are located in the hospital in the St. Margaret's Building, which is right next to Women's Health Center. Medical Office Building at 11 Nevins St. Suite 407, Brighton, MA 02135 (located next to the main lobby of the hospital). Park in Garage B or Valet
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center: Located on the campus of the Good Samaritan Medical Center, we are NOT located in the hospital. we are located in the brick Medical Office Building at 830 Oak St., Suite 222E, Brockton, MA 02301 (located directly behind the Emergency Department). Park in the lot in front of the Medical Office Building or in the Radiation Oncology parking lot the left of the Medical Office Building.
  • Holy Family Hospital: Located on the campus of the Holy Family Hospital, we are located in the hospital. Enter through the main entrance. If you haven't pre-registered first, go to the registration office of the front lobby. If you have pre-registered, please go directly to G3 (Ground 3) of the hospital. Park in the lot right in front of the main building.
  • Hawthorn Medical: 535 Faunce Corner Road, 2nd Level Entrance D, Dartmouth, MA 02747. Park in the lot in front of Entrance D.

Congratulations on taking the first step in starting your new approach to life. We thank you for your interest in our program and we look forward to working with you to obtain your goals!


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Steward Weight Control Transformations Event
Transformations Event Video
Watch video from the 2015 Center for Weight Control Transformations Event that honors the hard work, courage and determination of patients who are on a weight loss journey. We love celebrating your successes!