ST. LOUIS – St. Louis-based physician group Esse Health was a proud sponsor of the American Diabetes Association’s Step out: Walk to Stop Diabetes for the fifth year in a row. On Saturday, October 12, approximately 200 Esse Health employees, patients, family and friends participated in the annual walk. Esse Health’s team raised more than $2,000 to help the ADA provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.

Esse Health also had a tent at the event, where employees provided first aid and blood glucose testing for other walk participants (photo of the tent available at Since 2009, Esse Health has raised over $85,000 to stop diabetes. Other photos from the event can be found at:

With more than 80 physicians in 33 locations, Esse Health is one of the largest primary care groups in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Almost all internal and family medicine providers have achieved recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for the exceptional care provided to patients with diabetes. The Esse Health Diabetes Wellness Program aims to partner with those affected by diabetes to achieve the healthiest life possible through education, technology, support and exceptional medical care.

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. With 35 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 recognized as a leader in using technology in health care and physician accountability for both quality and cost-of-care. For more information on Esse Health, visit