ST. LOUIS –Esse Health welcomes board-certified Internal Medicine physician Tom Bayer, M.D. to its practice.  Dr. Bayer is seeing patients at the office located at 2900 Frank Scott Parkway West, Suite 904 in Belleville, IL.

Dr. Bayer graduated from SUNY Downstate School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Illinois. Most recently, Dr. Bayer practiced as a hospitalist at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.

Dr. Bayer joins board-certified physicians Eldon Trame, M.D., Mark Irwin, M.D., Laura Crandall, D.O., and Erin Friedman, D.O. Appointments with Dr. Bayer can be made by calling 618.234.0640.

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) 2011 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 36 locations throughout the St. Louis and Metro East area, Esse Health’s services include asthma, allergy and immunology, family medicine, internal medicine, nutrition, pediatrics, radiology, urology, cardiology and gastroenterology.    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, visit