Dr. Joseph Espiritu MD Internist

Dr. Joseph Espiritu is an internist in Saint Louis, Missouri and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Des Peres Hospital and Saint Louis University Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of the Philippines College of Medicine and has been in practice for 22 years. Dr. Espiritu accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 69 doctors at Des Peres Hospital and one of 28 at Saint Louis University Hospital who specialize in Internal Medicine. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and Filipino.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Internist: Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Pulmonology

Clinical Interests: Asthma

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Filipino

Education & Medical Training

St Louis University School of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1993–1996

St Louis University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, 1998–2001

University of the Philippines College of Medicine
Class of 1992

Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice
Other Training, Epidemiology, 2008–2014

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Critical Care Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Pulmonary Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Sleep Medicine

MO State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2011

Alumni Association Academic Achievement Award, Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice
2014

America’s Top Doctors® in Pulmonary Disease, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
2014

Best Doctors in America®
2013

Best Doctors in America®
2014

Best Sleep Doctors of 2012, Sleep Review Magazine
2012

College Scholar (Dean’s List), Freshman Year, University of the Philippines College of Medicine
1985

Fourth Most Outstanding Intern in Family Medicine (of 200), Philippine General Hospital
1992

Member, Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit National Honor Society, Saint Louis University
2013

Most Outstanding Intern in Obstetrics and Gynecology (of 200), Philippine General Hospital
1992

One of the Ten Most Outstanding Interns (of 200), Overall, Philippine General Hospital
1992

State Scholar, Department of Education,Culture, and Sports
1985

State Scholar, Department of Education,Culture, and Sports
1986

State Scholar, Department of Education,Culture, and Sports
1987

State Scholar, Department of Education,Culture, and Sports
1988

State Scholar, Department of Education,Culture, and Sports
1989

State Scholar, Department of Education,Culture, and Sports
1990

State Scholar, Department of Education,Culture, and Sports
1991

The Best Doctors in St. Louis, Sleep Medicine, St. Louis Magazine
2013

The Best Doctors in St. Louis, Sleep Medicine, St. Louis Magazine
2014

Trainee Research Merit Award, Association of Professional Sleep Societies
2002

Valedictorian, High School, San Beda College
1985

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred Select
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • GHI PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Anthem Blue Access Choice PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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