The Center for Weight Control

Want to lose weight?  .....  the choice is yours.

Medi-Weightloss and Prima CARE have joined forces to offer support, education, and the tools to help patients lose weight and keep the weight off.  Physician-supervised professionals provide customized plans based on patient goals, current health status, and medical history.  Evidence-based, medically-sound, and effective ... the key to successful weight loss.

For more information about Medi-Weightloss, call the Prima CARE Center at (774) 365-4542 or click here.
To schedule your FREE assessment in Fall River, click here.

The Prima CARE/St. Anne's Center for Weight Control--right here in Fall River!

This comprehensive program for weight management represents an affiliation of Prima CARE's Endocrinology Division and St. Anne's (and St. Elizabeth's) acclaimed Bariatric Surgery Program.  Prima CARE now offers our patients the combined benefits of diet, exercise, behavior modification, and weight-loss surgery --  to achieve your goal of weight loss and improved health.

Prima CARE's Endocrinologist, Dr. Tamer Yacoub, works alongside Dr. Matthew Lemaitre in providing the safest and most effective medical and surgical options for weight control.  Their staff includes dedicated Nurse Practitioners, dietitians, and psychologists, who together determine your exact "prescription" for weight loss -- customized for your individual desires and medical needs.

Prima CARE/St. Anne's Center offers a variety of options, including dietary options and an expert evaluation for surgical weight-loss procedures.  Dr. Matthew Lemaitre has extensive experience with "minimally-invasive" laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding, and antireflux procedures, utilizing the advanced surgical facilities at St. Anne's Hospital.

Steward's Center for Weight Control is a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and has earned two Blue Cross Blue Shield designations as a Blue Distinction Center, providing the highest-quality specialty care available.

Located in Building #1 of the Prima CARE Durfee Mills complex (Dr. Yacoub) and St. Anne's Medical Office Building at 851 Middle Street in Fall River (Dr. Lemaitre), the Center for Weight Control brings together experts in Internal Medicine and Bariatric Surgery.  For referral to the Center for Weight Control, speak to your Primary Care Provider (PCP) about a referral, or call 508-235-0481 for Dr. Yacoub or 508-672-0483 for Dr. Lemaitre.

Location and Staff:
Tamer Yacoub, MD

277 Pleasant St.
Bldg. 1, Suite 202
Fall River, MA  02721
Phone:   508-235-0481

Matthew Lemaitre, MD
Saint Anne's Medical Office Bldg.
851 Middle Street, Suite 2400
Fall River, MA  02721
Phone:   508-672-0483

For more information about the Center for Weight Control, click here.

Medi-Weightloss Clinic
Prima CARE's Main Campus
277 Pleasant St.
Bldg. 1, Suite 309A
Fall River, MA 02721
(774) 365-4542

Bariatric Surgery
Saint Anne's Medical Office Building
851 Middle Street, Suite 2400
Fall River, MA 02721
(508) 672-0483

Weight and Metabolic Management—combining skill, experience, and compassion to bring you the keys to healthy weight loss.

Our Mission


At Prima CARE, our focus is the patient. We are by your side and on your side wherever you need healthcare, whether in the office, the hospital, the nursing home, the Ambulatory Care Clinic or at home where we make housecalls to home-bound patients. Our goal is the delivery of evidence-based medical care of the highest quality. Prima CARE is committed to the doctor/patient relationship through humanism, communication, empathy, compassion and respect, all joined together by trust.