TOTAL POUNDS LOST = 41,166

Week 5: VO2 Max Tested by Dr. Doug Sutherland

VO2 Max test demonstrated by Dr. Doug Sutherland. Read More »

Newsletter - August 8, 2017

  Rainier Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Newsletter, August 1, 2017 Total Pounds Lost: 28,440       Client Highlight   This is an illustration of how an exercise regimen deliberately designed achieved change.  This person had been exercising regularly but not seeing the results he wanted.  He met with Mark,... Read More »

Week 3: Road to Ironman Wisconsin - Dr. Doug Sutherland

Using the VO2, meal plan, weight check and more. Read More »

Week 1: Weight Loss on the Road to Ironman - Dr. Doug Sutherland

Follow along with Mr. Dr. Sutherland on his effort to lose 20 lbs while ramping up exercise for his next Ironman and hear Mrs. Dr. Sutherland's take on it! Read More »

Newsletter - July 9, 2017

Rainier Medical Weight Loss and Wellness  Newsletter Patient Spotlight!  (Shared with permission.) 53 year old man came to his first appointment in February just generally concerned about his health.  On his screening labs, we were both surprised to see his cholesterol was 265, his blood sugar 254,... Read More »

Week 0: Road to Ironman: Doug Sutherland, MD

Video blog of Doug and Valerie Sutherland utilizing the Rainier Medical weight loss program to prepare for Ironman Wisconsin! Read More »

Newsletter June 5, 2017

Rainier Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Newsletter, June 5, 2017 Total Pounds Lost: 24,900 New Offerings (Read below for more information):  VO2 app- take your workouts to the next level! Personalized Weekly Menu (grocery store food) Group Visits - optional, individual visits still available.  Weekly recipes with meal replacements in... Read More »

Why Meal Replacements for Weight Loss?

Most of my patients begin their weight loss treatment using medical food / meal replacements. These are shakes, soups, and puddings that are formulated to induce a fat burning state while providing all required micro and macronutrients as well as electrolytes. As a proponent of a diet based primarily on whole, unprocessed, plant based foods, I struggled with the idea of using these manufactured foods as initial treatment. Read More »

Is this Covered? Explanation of Benefits in a Nutshell.

In this era of high deductible plans, flex and health care spending accounts, accountable care organizations, preferred provider organizations, health maintenance organizations, requirements for referrals and “medical necessity” other than what your physician recommends, the questions, “Is this covered?” is anything but... Read More »

Radical Changes

As a Physician Assistant, I knew the Body Mass Index criteria (>30) for obesity. I knew the increased health risks associated with it: hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, degenerative joint disease, cancer, gall bladder disease, gout, and obstructive sleep apnea just for starters. Read More »