A Few Words About Us
We care about our patients
Take a minute to read about our quality care. Welcome to the educational and public information website of Mount Rainier Clinic. This site is designed to educate and inform. Please let us know how you like it and if you have any suggestions for improvement.
Elmer Cranton MD was the original founder of the clinic practicing IV chelation and hyperbaric medicine. His son Jon took over the clinic seven years ago and has since retired. We are thankful for those practitioners in the past for their great insight and knowledge of alternative medicines.
Meet our Staff:
Russell L. Kolbo, DCND
Dr. Russell Kolbo grew up in Leavenworth & Federal Way, Washington graduating from Federal Way High School. He obtained his Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1969 from National College of Chiropractic, in Lumbard, Illinois and his Naturopathic Doctorate in 1971 from National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Seattle, WA. He was in private practice until 2001 in Tacoma, WA. In 2002 he was elected to the office of vice president by the International Association of Colon Hydrotherapists and in 2005 to 2009 was president of I-ACT. Dr. Kolbo has helped organize the NW Naturopathic Associations annual convention for many years, both as chair and as a NW regional officer. In 2005 he was honored by the Foundation for East/West Medicine. He has taught colon hydrotherapy at Bastyr University and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine conventions numerous years. He currently is a guest speaker at Bastyr University for their annual colon hydrotherapy classes.
He returned to private practice in 2008 in Gig Harbor, WA., after enjoying Maui, Hawaii for 12 years organizing many associations while in private business. Dr. Kolbo has completed extra courses in IV therapy and Anti-aging along with IV Nutrient therapy and has studied hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a adjunct to helping chronic illnesses.
Dr. Fred Bomonti, Chiropractor
Dr. Bomonti has over 45 years of experience in private practice as a chiropractic physician.
Dr. Bomonti provides weekly wellness and lifestyle coaching consultation group sessions on Wednesday evenings. These 45-60 minute sessions provide an opportunity for open dialogue to answer questions and provide personalized insights into health issues. Participants can ask questions and gain feedback to assist in the formulation of individual health plans and assessment of treatment alternatives.
Dr. Erik Gilbertson, DCND
Dr. Gilbertson was raised in Puyallup, WA and has been practicing in the area for over 15 years. He received his Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1999 from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA and his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in 2006 from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR.
Dr. Gilbertson is committed to education and a holistic view of health with each of his patients and believes that change starts with knowledge, not just treatments.
He seeks to use the least invasive techniques available, and adheres to his primary goal:
To return the patient to health as quickly as possible.
Dr. McKenzie Timmer, ND
Dr. Timmer received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle WA.
"While receiving my undergraduate degree, I realized my passion for medicine. After volunteering in hospitals, I determined that hospital based medicine wasn't for me. I did a field study in the Amazon rainforest and it helped me realize that Naturopathic Medicine is the true path to health and the right fit for me."
Dr. Timmer specializes in Women's Health, Fertility, Detoxification, Gastrointestinal Health, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Food Allergies/Sensitivities.
Kris Shaw, Acupuncturist
Kris Shaw is a seasoned acupuncturist with over 35 years of experience as a dedicated pioneer in the health education movement.
Kris is a devoted lifetime scholar and teacher in the integration of body, mind and emotional healing. She specializes in injury care and food allergy desensitizing treatments, as well as chronic seasonal allergies.
Dr. Millie Arocho MD has a practice limited to Women’s Health Care on Thursdays and by appointment. Dr. Arocho comes from Yelm to fill in a gap in the Gig Harbor area needed for examination and consultation for women.
Licensed Massage Therapists:
Jim Eustace LMT Cranial / Sacral Therapy
Dee Rowe LMT CCH