“I know how losing weight changed my life. I want to help you do the same. In my 16 years in Boise, my team and I have helped over 19,000 patients, including hundreds of doctors and nurses, lose over 546,000 pounds. Many of these patients remain active in our weight maintenance program.
“We talk honestly with the patient and develop and implement realistic goals and maintenance plans when the goal is obtained or weight loss plateaus. If the desired weight loss is not obtained, the doctor and staff will work with the patient to determine what other life factors may be affecting the patient’s progress toward a healthier weight.”
A 1981 honors graduate from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Dr. Rader began his practice of obesity medicine in Idaho in December 1999. He was Idaho’s first MD certified by the American Board of Bariatric Medicine and only the 245th nationwide. He has served on the National Board of Trustees for the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and in 2008 was appointed to the executive committee and elected as an officer. He was awarded the National Medical Weight Loss Physician of the Year in 2007 and in 2011 was awarded “Fellow” status for his excellence in obesity medicine. In 2012, he was invited to present his program methods and results at the European Obesity Congress in Lyon, France.
Dr. Rader subscribes to the guidelines of the OMA in caring for patients. He has presented on obesity treatment in 30 states. His experience includes two years as a practitioner in rural Kentucky, one of seven MDs providing care in a 150-bed hospital. His practice included obstetrics, pediatrics, assisting in surgery, general inpatient, outpatient and emergency medicine. For the next 14 years, he cared for patients as an emergency department physician, serving as chairman of the department for seven years. He also served as a state representative to ACEP.
He began his obesity medicine practice in February 1997 in Kentucky before moving to Idaho in December of 1999. His goal today is to provide compassionate, understanding care combined with modern weight loss medicine. Dr. Rader specializes in the treatment of obesity and obesity-related medical and psychological conditions. In his spare time, Dr. Rader enjoys skiing, reading, and playing with grandchildren.