UnityPoint Health - Meriter | Weight Management Program

Emergency Department

202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

5 min Average

The Healthy Weight Program

Losing weight is tough. Here at UnityPoint Health - Meriter, we believe that with the right tools and information, a strong support system, positive attitude and the desire to change habits, all our patients can achieve and maintain a healthy weight. We understand that what works best for one may not be right for another. That's why we will work with you to customize a safe and healthy weight loss program made just for you.

To learn more about the Health Weight Program, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at
(608) 417-3000 to self refer. 

Ongoing Support & Encouragement 

The Healthy Weight Program at UnityPoint Health – Meriter has helped hundreds of people lose weight and maintain healthier, slimmer lifestyles. Our approach to weight management includes monitoring of medical conditions, nutrition guidance, counseling, exercise and personalized meal plans.

Whatever your weight loss goals, we are committed to providing ongoing support and encouragement for as long as you need us. Depending on your lifestyle and weight loss goals, our support can include any of the following:

  • Monthly consultations to help keep you on track
  • One-on-one nutrition counseling  
  • Behavioral and emotional support 
  • Personalized dietary meal plans 
  • Weight loss medications if desired 
  • Body-friendly exercise programs

Take the First Step 

If you're struggling with weight loss, it's time to stop beating yourself up, and start moving forward.Start your weight loss journey with the Healthy Weight Program at UnityPoint Health – Meriter! 

To find out if the Healthy Weight Program is right for you, give us a call at (608) 417-3000

Your Care Team 

Our Healthy Weight Program has assembled a team of experts who will tailor a plan specifically to meet your needs and long-term goals. Our team consists of a board certified physician, registered dietitian and exercise physiologists.

R. Compton Kurtz, MD 

Dr. Kurtz enjoys caring for people of all ages and conditions and believes that by living healthy, living in moderation and exercising, you can live "well." Dr. Kurtz strives to develop strong relationships with his patients by providing care through the many stages of life. 

Learn more about Dr. Kurtz's medical philosophy and interests

Michelle Swader, RDN 

As a registered dietitian, Michelle is dedicated to developing healthy diet plans that are individualized to each of her patients. She will never rely on a cookie cutter approach because each of her patients has different dietary preferences and needs. Michelle's relationship with her patients is based on flexibility, honesty, and teamwork. She strives to be a coach, therapist, and cheerleader for her patients every step of the way.

Learn more about Michelle's medical philosophy and interests