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R. Compton Kurtz, MD

Family Medicine

"I believe being healthy takes effort, including exercise, moderation, good nutrition and, when needed, appropriate medications. However, the reward is worth it. It would be my privilege to be your physician and work with you to achieve a happy and healthy life."

Primary Clinic: Meriter Monona

6408 Copps Avenue
Monona, WI 53716

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Hospital Affiliations

Meriter Hospital

Education and Board Certification

2003, Residency, Mercy Health System Janesville
2001, Internship, Mercy Health System Janesville
2000, Medical School, American University of the Carribean
ABMS/AOA Certification, American Board of Family Medicine

Medical Interests

Dr. Kurtz enjoys Family Medicine because it provides a diverse mix of patients. He works with all ages and conditions and believes that by living healthy, living in moderation and exercising, you can live “well.” Dr. Kurtz enjoys developing relationships with patients and providing care as they go through different life stages.
His special interests include diet, exercise, weight management, tobacco cessation, diabetes and sports medicine.

Medical Philosophy

Dr. Kurtz believes the ideal relationship between patient and physician is based on trust. His patients need to trust his recommendations and he needs to trust they will do all they can to follow his advice. If a patient does not feel comfortable with a recommendation, Dr. Kurtz believes it is essential to have an open discussion about it. He is very thorough and takes the time to talk, and equally important, to listen. He makes sure to address all concerns and works with his patients to determine an appropriate treatment plan together.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Dr. Kurtz enjoys spending time with his family, walking his dog and being active, including running, competing in triathlons, playing volleyball and rugby, cross-country skiing and hiking.

Meriter Medical Group Provider:  Yes