ST. LOUIS –Esse Health is pleased to announce the addition of board-certified physicians Justin Hugo, M.D., Melissa Johnson, D.O., and Mark Rickmeyer, D.O. to the organization. The doctors will practice at the new Esse Health Fenton Family Medicine office located at 714 Gravois Rd, Suite 210 in St. Louis.

Dr. Hugo is board certified in Family Medicine and specializes in chronic disease management, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Dr. Johnson is board certified in Family Medicine and has a special interest in diabetes and women’s health. Dr. Johnson is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice.

Dr. Rickmeyer is board certified in Family Medicine with a special interest in diabetes and geriatrics. Dr. Rickmeyer is President of the Sigma Sigma Phi National Honors Osteopathic Fraternity.

Each physician has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for patient care in diabetes.  The NCQA and the American Heart Association (AHA) also have recognized these physicians for their patient care in heart disease and stroke.  All three physicians most recently practiced with St. Anthony’s Physician Organization in South County, Missouri. Appointments can be made by calling 636.660.9850.

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 43 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