Dr. Sutherland presents her research at Obesity Week 2018 in Nashville!

Every year bariatric physicians from all over the world converge to discuss cutting edge techniques and medical research related to all aspects of bariatric medicine. The conference is known as Obesity Week and in 2018 the meeting was held in Nashville, TN. This year... Read More »

Prehab- Prevent Injuries with Targeted Training

Prehabilitation (prehab) is a term that is unfamiliar to most, including many in the medical field.  It is a relatively new concept of performing strength and conditioning exercises prior to an expected surgery.  Multiple studies have proven benefit with exercise prior to... Read More »

What "Should" You Weight- Look to the Measuring Tape, Not the Scale!

As we all know, weight is not the only health indicator and can be misleading.  However, at Rainier Medical, we go far beyond the scale, and look at weight distribution, body composition, metabolic health, fitness, quality of nutrition, and more. One of... Read More »

The Halo Effect of Exercise : The Antidote to Sugar Addiction?

      Why is it that we eat right when we are in an exercise routine and then if that routine is interrupted (usually due to an injury or work schedule), then our “diet” goes out the window soon after?  This... Read More »

Body Mass Index After Menopause - Fact or Fallacy?

Measuring Weight After Menopause : Is it the Right Number?          During and after menopause, many women note changes in their metabolism, fat distribution, and body shape.  Typically, the changes involve increasing weight and body fat, increased abdominal circumference, and a... Read More »

The New Blood Pressure Guidelines: The Lower the Better?

What are the new hypertension guidelines and what do they mean for you? Read More »

My Six Best Portion Control Hacks

As a member of the Rainier Medical Weight Loss community, you are being bombarded with awesome and complicated advice about how best to manage your weight, your medical problems, your medications, etc, etc. All great stuff and it will work, trust me.... Read More »


Men’s Health Blog Douglas E Sutherland, MD Urologist February 27, 2018 I CAN SEE THE FUTURE (OF YOUR SEXUAL HEALTH)     Without a doubt, the most common men’s health concern I hear about in clinic is the loss of erectile function (ED). It often ties in directly... Read More »

Make Your Weight Loss A Team Sport

There is no reason to address obesity any different and I would argue that your weight loss will be easier, more enjoyable, and more likely to be sustainable if you recruit a team effort. Joining a group challenge fosters camaraderie and competition that directly leads to accountability. Read More »

Laser Treatments- 50% off in February to Celebrate our New Laser!

Dear Valued Client, We are offering 50% off all treatments administered in February to celebrate our brand new, state of the art laser to our MedSpa treatment offerings.  We now offer Xeo Laser Genesis treatments for anti-aging, pigmented lesions,  vascular lesions, vein treatment, and more.... Read More »