ST. LOUIS –Esse Health is pleased to announce the Office of R. Jerome Williams, Jr. M.D., 3409 Union Bvd., St. Louis, MO. has been recognized by Mayor Francis Slay and the St. Louis Development Corporation as the 2016 1st Ward Neighborhood Business of the Year. The award is given to businesses of various sizes that make special commitments to or investments in the City.

Dr. Williams and his family have a long-standing commitment to their 1st Ward neighborhood.  Dr. Williams’ father, who was also a physician, bought the building and moved his medical practice to the Union Blvd. location in 1964.  Dr. Williams, Jr. joined his father in practice in 1982.  Today, Dr. Williams continues the family tradition by practicing with his wife, Nurse Practitioner Marva Williams at the location.

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