ST. LOUIS –Esse Health is proud to announce that 33 of its physicians have been named to the Best Doctors in America® list for 2019-2020 by their peers and colleagues.

Approximately 5 percent of doctors practicing in the United States are selected as a Best Doctor. Best Doctors was founded in 1989 by two Harvard Medical School physicians as a means to identify the most respected doctors and provide access to dependable, high-quality, medical information and care. In order to be considered for inclusion on the list, a physician must first be nominated by a current Best Doctor and then undergo a confidential evaluation by other current Best Doctors in their own and related specialties.

Esse Health congratulates Internal Medicine physicians Dr. Susan Adams, Dr. Kathleen Brunts, Dr. Kathleen Cizek, Dr. Laura Crandall, Dr. Michael Fedak, Dr. Dion Fisher, Dr. Mark Fogarty, Dr. Snehal Gandhi, Dr. Thomas Hastings, Dr. Howard Hsu, Dr. Gary Maassen, Dr. Sean McLaughlin, Dr. Robert Oertli, Dr. Elizabeth Tracy, Dr. Stanley Vriezelaar, and Dr. Jerome Williams. We also congratulate Family Medicine physicians Dr. Brett Foersterling, Dr. Paul Ganninger, Dr. Craig Holzem, Dr. Justin Hugo, Dr. Audrey Montooth, and Dr. Jennifer Sewing, and Pediatric physicians Dr. Patricia Amato, Dr. Matthew Dougherty, Dr. John Galgani, Dr. David Hartenbach, Dr. Shirley Knight, Dr. John Madden, Dr. Karen Norton, Dr. Peter Putnam, Dr. Joseph Schachter, Dr. Randall Sterkel, and Dr. Kristen Terrill.

Esse Health is a St. Louis-based, independent physician group that strives to improve the overall well-being of its patients through patient education, lifestyle modification and prevention. Esse Health’s adult and pediatric primary care offices have been awarded Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2014 Level 3 recognition by the National Committee on Quality Assurance. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts Initiative recognized Esse Health as a 2014 Hypertension Control Champion for its success in helping patients control their high blood pressure. With 44 locations throughout the St. Louis and Metro East area, Esse Health’s services include asthma, allergy and immunology, family medicine, gastroenterology, internal medicine, nutrition, orthopedics, pediatrics, radiology and urology. Esse Health is a recognized leader in using technology in health care and physician accountability for both quality and cost-of-care. For more information on Esse Health