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Christopher España, M.D.


Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine


American Board of Family Medicine

Medical School

University of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines


Forest Park Hospital
St. Louis, MO


Department of Geriatric Medicine
St. Louis, MO


Dr. España is board certified in Family Medicine and furthered his training by completing a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine. His interests include Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, nutrition in the elderly, falls, Parkinson’s, depression in the elderly and end of life care. Dr. España is a Clinical Associate in the Department of Family Medicine at St. Louis University Family Practice Program. He is also an active member of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (American Medical Directors Association) and Missouri Association of Long-Term Care Physicians. Most recently, Dr. España served as the United Health Group Missouri Medical Director for Optum.


Unbeknownst to Dr. España, he officially became a St. Louisan when he married his wife who is a born & raised St. Louisan.  Dr. España is doted upon by his wife, Elyra, and adored by his two daughters, Isabella & Madeline, and their family Pug-Lulu & Golden Retriever-Sydney.   He enjoys traveling and eating delicious cuisine with his family.  He is a loyal fan of the Cardinals and Blues.

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