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 »

Dr. Sutherland on Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery

I was asked about my thoughts on bariatric surgery. It is a BIG topic, but here are some highlights! Please ask questions for follow up and remember, there are MANY different situations and things at play in each individual. So, these are... Read More »

Race Report: Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa

Dr. Sutherland started, bled, went to failure, at the Ironman 70,3. Read about the race and what she learned from it. Read More »

Daily Dose of Hope: "How much weight should I lose?"

"Why does my weight always seem to get stuck at a certain weight and go back up so easily? How much weight should I try lose?" Don't start a weight loss program without watching this video on weight set points.  Read More »

Daily Dose of Hope: "What causes my weight set-point?"

"What causes my weight set-point? Can I do anything about it?" We covered the concept of a weight set point and how you can view your weight loss goals and your current weight in comparison. Now, start to look at what causes... Read More »

The Price of Obesity

by Valerie Sutherland, MD (The following is a condensed version of a lecture Dr. Sutherland gave recently on the economic implications of obesity.) Nearly 40% of Americans have the disease of overweight/obesity (a body mass index (BMI) over 30. Obesity is not a lack... Read More »

The Power of Focus

The Power of Focus Multitasking… We all do it... Running through the day from the moment we awaken until we hit the pillow that night. Making breakfast, getting the kids off to school, juggling 3 tasks at work while on social media, taking... Read More »

Misconceptions of exercise and weight loss

Myth #1:  Being active is the same as exercise A common phrase heard by those of us who work in weight loss and obesity medicine is “I exercise all the time, I don’t know why I’m not losing weight.”  When asked to describe... Read More »