About Dr. Tague

Rick Tague, MD, MPH & TMRick Tague, M.D., M.P.H. & T.M. is a nutrition & weight loss specialist and the Founder & Medical Director of the Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine, P.A.

Dr. Tague is an Alpha Omega Alpha honors graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He also holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Tulane. Dr. Tague is board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine. His medical practice has focused on optimum health, nutrition, and weight loss since 1996.

Professional Credentials

  • Board Certified: American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • Board Certified: American Board of Family Medicine
  • Tulane medical school degrees in Medicine and Public Health
  • Member Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

American Board of Obesity Medicine


Dr. Tague began his nutrition and weight loss practice in 1996 and has served over 10,000 patients pursuing weight loss and metabolic health. Dr. Tague’s professional focus is on medically-centered weight loss, clinical nutrition, appetite, and metabolism.

Realizing the power and necessity of excellent nutrition to achieve optimum health, Dr. Tague has devoted his career to developing and providing the professional services, products, and resources necessary to assist individuals in the pursuit of health and wellness through the power of nutrition and proper lifestyle.

A Personal Note from Dr. Tague

Although not intentional, some of my best training for health and weight management was at Kansas State University while studying Chemical Engineering. In particular, I became very interested in the study of energy (calorie) management in different mechanical systems. Little did I know that this in depth study would one day apply to my patients and calorie control of the human body!

At Tulane University Medical School and School of Public Health, my interests focused on nutrition, preventive medicine and health promotion. I was very fortunate to attend one of only two medical schools in the country that offered training in public health and nutrition in addition to medical school. Unfortunately, standard medical school’s nutrition education is entirely inadequate!

Once I started my private medical practice almost two decades ago, I was determined to establish a practice that focused on achieving optimum weight and metabolic health in my patients. It was obvious to me that this approach, using nutrition, was the only valid approach to truly optimizing health for my patients. Although unconventional, and not easy, establishing those priorities early in my career have allowed me to provide nutrition and medical weight loss services that have proven life-changing and transformational for thousands* of patients. Utilizing proven nutritional approaches continues to be foundational in my care of patients. I am convinced there is no other effective method to control the epidemic of illness and quality of life challenges that face the 2/3 of our population that is overweight.

Although we quickly outgrew our first buildings, the Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine now occupies two modern, efficient offices in Kansas City and Topeka with over 15,000 square feet of medical space for serving our patients. It has been a privilege for me to assist thousands* of patients in their pursuit of optimum health through weight loss and nutrition and I hope that we will be able to assist you in your weight loss and optimum health goals.

Best wishes for optimum health,

Rick Tague, M.D., M.P.H. & T.M.

Rick Tague, M.D., M.P.H. & T.M.

*Data on File, Center For Nutrition, available upon request.