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For Referring Providers

We'll Help Your Patients Achieve Their Weight-Loss Goals

The MultiCare Center for Weight Loss & Wellness provides effective, evidence-based weight-loss programs and procedures in a compassionate environment. We're here to assist providers in helping their patients make weight-loss choices that are realistic, achievable and — most of all — the best option for their current health and long-term success. MultiCare offers two weight-loss pathways bariatric surgery and medical weight loss.

Bariatric Surgery

Services Provided

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • SIPS Duodenal Switch
  • Revisional Bariatric Surgery
  • Band Maintenance
  • Long-term Post-surgical Care (including patients who didn't have their surgery at MultiCare)
  • LINX
  • Nutrition counseling with registered dietitians
  • Behavioral health counseling with a psychologist

Who to Refer

Patients who are 18 years of age or older interested in surgical weight loss. (Younger patients may be considered; medical director review required.)

How to Refer

Referrals can be placed in EPIC by using REF326, then selecting department 32805 (surgical weight loss). Providers without EPIC access can fax referrals to 253-627-4608.

Bariatric Surgery Providers

James Sebesta, MD
Kelly Blair, MD
Hanafy Hanafy, MD
Varinia Vigueras, PA-C

Locations

Covington, Olympia, Puyallup and Tacoma

Provider Resources

Medical Weight Loss

Services Provided

  • Regular appointments with a bariatrician
  • Nutrition counseling with registered dietitians
  • Behavioral health counseling with licensed mental health providers
  • Custom treatment plans based on individual health status and goals
  • Focus on addressing metabolic conditions and lifestyle modification

Who to Refer

Patients who are 16 years of age or older interested in non-surgical weight-loss options.

How to Refer

Referrals can be placed in EPIC by using REF325, then selecting department 32801. Providers without EPIC access can fax referrals to 253-627-4608.

Medical Weight-Loss Providers

Jeffrey Hooper, DO
Karyn Harkins, MD
Ayumi Salva, DO
Srinivasa Meka, MD

Locations

Auburn, Gig Harbor, Olympia, Puyallup and Tacoma

Provider Resources

Contact Us for More Information

We are committed to making the referral process as easy as possible for our partner providers. If you need additional information or resources please contact Amber Bishop, program outreach liaison.

Phone - 253-301-5364
Email - [email protected]

MultiCare Center for Weight Loss & Wellness

View our convenient Puget Sound locations to find a clinic near you.

Or, call us at 253-301-5280 or toll-free at 844-256-7659 to learn more about our Bariatric Surgery and Medical Weight Loss programs.