We are pleased to announce Dr. Jason Hand has joined Esse Health. Dr. Hand joins Esse Health from the Mercy Health system. He will see patients at our Family Focus Healthcare office, 13303 Tesson Ferry Rd. in St. Louis, Missouri. He joins Aaron Bjorn, D.O., Melissa Murray, M.D., and P. Geoff Rutledge, M.D.

A St. Louis native Dr. Hand is board certified in Internal Medicine with a keen focus on preventative medicine. He has a particular interest in geriatric populations in addition to management of complex medical diseases such as diabetes, COPD, Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease. Dr. Hand has been recognized by the National Committee of Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association for patient care in diabetes. Appointments with Dr. Hand can be made by calling 314-722-2855.

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 Hypertension Control Champion for its success in helping patients control their high blood pressure. With 46 locations throughout the St. Louis and Metro East area, Esse Health’s services include asthma, allergy and immunology, child psychiatry, 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 www.essehealth.com.