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R. Compton Kurtz II, MD

  • Obesity Medicine
R. Compton Kurtz, MD


Compton Kurtz, MD, is certified in Obesity Medicine and is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He treats obesity and conditions often associated with obesity, such as diabetes, hyperlipidemia (high blood fat), hypertension (high blood pressure), fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis and sleep apnea.

Dr. Kurtz specializes in weight management and treatment of chronic medical conditions. He teaches his patients the benefits of lifestyle changes centered around proper nutrition and daily physical activity. His goal is to help patients live a better, healthier life through weight loss and eating healthy, whole foods.

Dr. Kurtz lives the lifestyle he teaches, eating a healthy diet and staying active playing volleyball, rugby and soccer, as well as running, biking and hiking. He has completed marathons and an Ironman triathlon. When he slows down, he enjoys spending time with his wife, kids and golden retriever, as well as traveling and experiencing other cultures.

I decided to focus on obesity medicine after 20 years as a family medicine doctor. I was treating disease, but wanted to help solve the core problem of obesity.

University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Family Medicine
Medical School
  • American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Mercy Health System Family Medicine Residency Program, Janesville, WI


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Obesity
  • Obesity-related health conditions
  • Sleep apnea
  • Type II Diabetes