Valerie Sutherland, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and founder of Rainier Medical Weight Loss and Wellness. As a physician and athlete, Dr. Sutherland has been deeply focused on health and fitness. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California and as a Dean’s Scholar from the Keck School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine internship and residency at George Washington University. Dr. Sutherland has been practicing medicine since 2002 as both a hospitalist and primary care physician. She is an active member of the Obesity Medicine Associate and the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine.
Dr. Sutherland lives in the Tacoma area and is a mother of 3 young children. She understands the challenges facing her clients with caring for others while trying to care for yourself. Her style of practice is to listen and understand each patient, and then to partner with and empower each individual to reach his/her peak!