ST. LOUIS –Esse Health On Saturday, September 10th, employees, family members and patients of independent physician group Esse Health walked to raise awareness of diabetes and promote walking as part of a healthy lifestyle. In addition to being a sponsor of the American Diabetes Association’s 2016 Step out Walk, Esse Health registered more than 230 walkers and raised over $5,000 to support diabetes research and educational programs for the St. Louis community.

The American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk is held nationwide in an effort to build healthier lives free of diabetes. The money raised goes towards diabetes research and the promotion of health around the county.

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 39 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, visit