Proudly Announcing New Direction Advanced Weight Management System

Proudly Announcing New Direction Advanced Weight Management System   I am proud to announce that Rainier Medical will be offering the Advanced line of New Direction weight management medical foods in February. These are from the same excellent Food Sciences Corporation that our current... Read More »

Obesity the Disease

Presentation at Pierce College in November 2019. Read More »

Internal Medicine with Wellness Services

Dr. Valerie Sutherland is now accepting patients for her internal medicine practice in University Place and Puyallup. Dr. Sutherland’s Internal Medicine practice is based on the value of a multi-pronged approach including a pro-active, preventive approach backed by 13 years of experience as an Internist. Patients... Read More »

Take Back Your Health for the Holidays

Give yourself the gift of health and fitness this holiday season! We all know that our health can take a back seat during the holiday season, and we can be left feeling a bit behind. This year, Rainier Medical is offering a Holiday Program... Read More »

Get Treated to Med Spa Specials

You can do your one-stop-shop here at Rainier Med Spa. Whether it be a gift for you or your friend, receive $20 off Med Spa services – Liquid Facelift dermal fillers, Juliet® laser treatment, truSculptID® body sculpting and Secret™RF microneedling. Valid only for these services at the... Read More »

Lifestyle Strategies for Weight Management

Obesity Medicine is the medical subspecialty of physicians trained in treating the chronic disease of excess weight. Two-thirds of Americans have an unhealthy weight, and only about 2% receive treatment for it from their physicians. Treating an unhealthy weight is extremely powerful... Read More »

In the Health News: Which one matters more: the Top or Bottom Blood Pressure?

"The Silent Killer:" that is what they call hypertension. For most people, they can not feel it, an may have it for decades before they get diagnosed and treated. With cardiovascular disease being the leading cause of death and disability in the... Read More »

In the News: Cut 250 Calories a Day to Live Longer: Worth It?

In the News: Cut 250 Calories a Day to Live Longer: Worth It? In this study of humans, the authors began with adults who did not have obesity and had normal blood tests. They told half the people to reduce their calorie intake by... Read More »

Urinary Incontinence Surgery in Women

  Urinary Incontinence Surgery in Women In JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) last month, two studies were published reviewing treatment options for women with urinary incontinence. Let us review these articles as examples, perhaps, of the latest on treatment options for this set... Read More »

Daily Dose: Timing

Many times I'll hear from people that they didn't come in earlier because it was not the right time. When is the right time? Read More »