Dr. Sanjay Bhat, MD

Dr. Sanjay Bhat, MD

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Age 59
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Dr. Sanjay Bhat, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University of Mumbai in 1985 and specializes in gastroenterology, gastrointestinal oncology, and more.Read his story

10004 Kennerly Rd

Saint Louis, MO 63128

Contact Information

(314) 729-1717

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Bhat accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
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Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Access Choice PPO
Blue Preferred HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Preferred Select
Assurant Health
AvMed
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Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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LocalPlus
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CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
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Group Plan PPO
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Coventry Health Care of Missouri
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Golden Rule
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Planned Administration Inc
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Frequently Treated by Dr. Bhat

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bhat treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bhat treats other conditions, please contact the office at (314) 729-1717.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

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Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Hemorrhoids
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anal Fissure
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Dr. Bhat's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Allergy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Itchy Skin
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Loss of Taste
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a gastroenterologist I believe in the utmost care with the utmost compassion

Biography

I am an independent, solo Board Certified Gastroenterologist in Private Practice, Saint Louis, Missouri. I completed my medical school from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Hepatology
  • Inflammatory Disorders
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nutrition
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Education

Salem Hospital
Residency Hospital
1995
Saint Louis University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1991
National Institutes Of Health
Fellowship Hospital
1990
North Shore Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1988
Harlem Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1985
University of Mumbai
Medical School
1985
University of Mumbai/King Edward Memorial Hospital And Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Konkani
  • Marathi

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Sanjay Bhat, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bhat frequently treats Pancreatic Disease and Anal & Rectal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Bhat specializes.

Where is Dr. Sanjay Bhat, MD's office located?

Dr. Bhat's office is located at 10004 Kennerly Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63128. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Sanjay Bhat, MD speak?

Dr. Bhat speaks Hindi, Konkani, and Marathi. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Bhat's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bhat

4.6

Based on 136 ratings

5 Stars
86.76470588235294%
(118)
4 Stars
3.676470588235294%
(5)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0.7352941176470589%
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1 Star
8.088235294117647%
(11)
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Dr. Bhat was friendly, compassionate, funny and caring. He was proactive in my treatment. It was evident that my health and quality of life was very important to him. I highly recommend him and am fortunate that I found him.
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Apr 15, 2021
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Dr.Bhat is a very professional,kind,caring and friendly doctor. He really listens to what you have to say and very helpful with all your issues. Plus the colonoscopies I have had with him were a snap. No pain!?? I would recommend him to all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Donna – Apr 14, 2021
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I do not feel Dr Bhat really listens to your concerns to help find an answer to helping you feel better
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Apr 08, 2021
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Great information provided
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 03, 2021
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I was very pleased with Dr. Bhat. He is very thorough and explains everything in detail.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Mar 03, 2021
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I have been seeing Dr Bhat for years. He explains your procedures, diagnosis and treatment in a way you can understand.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lauri – Jan 27, 2021
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It's been awhile but Dr Bhat is a great doctor, put me at ease and is very personable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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E MacDonald – Nov 11, 2020
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Dr Bhat is very thorough and spends the time to explain your procedures, diagnosis, and treatments in a way that you can understand. Dr Bhat was recommended by my pcp after a not so great experience with another Gastroenterologist and I am very happy with him and would recommend him to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joe B – Nov 06, 2020
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My wife has been a patient of Dr. Bhat for several years. When it was time for my first colonoscopy, I took her recommendation to make an appointment with Dr. Bhat. He was extremely thorough and took the time to explain both the procedure and the results. I was very impressed with him and the staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jerry – Nov 03, 2020
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Excellent service by Dr. Bhat and his entire team. SCOPES very good as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tom – Oct 13, 2020
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I went to Dr. Bhat after being referred to a different doctor. I called and called trying to schedule an appointment for an endoscopy. The office kept telling me they would return my call. This went on for 3-4 weeks. Finally my doctor got me in to see Dr. Bhat. I can’t say enough good things about him. I had an appointment ASAP and finally free of pain after months. A great doctor ! Thank you Dr. Bhat!
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Brenda McCarthy – Oct 09, 2020
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Dr Bhat is a great GI doctor, he and his staff are very professional and he took time to make sure he understood my medial need.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 09, 2020
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After 4 months and 10 doctors, Dr. Bhat finally gave me some answers and relief! Highly recommend him!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Kim – Aug 12, 2020
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Dr. Bhat is a wonderful and caring doctor. I have colitis and under Dr. Bhat’s watchful care I finally have it under control. I would highly recommend him to anyone with intestinal issues. Five stars for Dr. Bhat
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Bonnie – Jul 14, 2020
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06/15/20: My initial appointment went very well, especially since this appt was done during COVID-19, so we had to do it virtually. Dr. Bhat took the time to listen to my issues, and then took additional time to show me some things on a diagram so I could better understand what was happening to me. He carefully explained to me what could possibly be causing my issues that I was having, and then carefully explained the treatment plan. He answered all my questions and concerns in great detail and made me feel at ease, as I was a bit panicky. I also want to point out that I was able to get an appt with him much quicker than other doctors I called...2 weeks vs. 6-9 weeks with others. As for his staff, when I read the reviews prior to my initial appt, I noticed lots of complaints about his office staff...please note this was NOT an issue that I experienced. Stephanie, I believe that is her name, who I dealt with regarding appt scheduling, necessary paperwork, etc., was absolutely amazing!
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Jelena M. – Jun 15, 2020
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I came to Dr. Bhat with stomach pain and constipation that had not been successfully treated with medication. After the first visit, he had me scheduled for a colonoscopy and further testing as well as started me on medications to alleviate my symptoms. Since seeking treatment a year ago, I feel better than I have in years. I am now able to manage my symptoms with diet and exercise and have completely weaned off of any stomach medications thanks to Dr. Bhat's encouragement. I've recommended him to my mom and any other people suffering from GI problems in the St. Louis area.
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May 27, 2020
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In these ever changing times due to COVID-19. We all are experiencing the new norm with video appointments with our Health Care Providers. Thank God for technology. Without it I would still be dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Come to find out I had it for quite some time. I definitely was skeptical with a Doctor's appt via on my computer but my issues with my stomach got to a point where things were getting worse and I needed to see a Gastroenterologist. First thing I like to state is that it was Pain free and easy to link up to Dr. Bhat's office. I recommend checking whatever device you are using as soon as you get the email/link and make sure your iPhone, iPad, or computer is working properly. For me, the video and sound was great. Dr. Bhat and I had no problems. I was able to tell him my symptoms and we discussed a plan to help me with my issues. My quality of life has been a 1000 times better since our video chats (2) and extremely grateful for technology and Dr. Bhat.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dennis Jackson – May 27, 2020
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Dr. Bhat, has helped with throat issues like swallowing, and getting food stuck. I have been dealing with it for a long time. Dr.Bhatt did a biopsy on my esophagitis and diagnosed me with Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Now with treatment I'm doing great!
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May 13, 2020
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For over ten years I have suffered from ongoing diarrhea, very debilitating at times, and have had several colonoscopies. I am very grateful to have seen Dr. Bhat for my latest colonoscopy in February, 2020. He is the first doctor to give me a diagnosis and treatment of my condition. Today I had my follow up visit with Dr. Bhat using a video call on my cell phone. It went very well and I feel it is a good method for staying in touch with the doctor. Dr. Bhat took the time to answer my questions and he cares for his patients. In this modern day of technology I am thankful for the ability to talk and see my doctor. Do not be afraid to use this new method. I highly recommend Dr. Bhat to anyone having a gastroenterology issue.
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Barbara Lehmier – Apr 22, 2020
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I have been going to different Gastrolenterology doctors for years. Until I met Dr. Sanjay T. Bhat, he told me things about me I never was told about from any of the gastroenterology doctors I had been going to. He is the Best!!!!!!
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Sanjay T Bhat MD

Main Office10004 Kennerly Rd Saint Louis, MO 63128
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Mercy Hospital South

Saint Louis, MO

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Saint Louis, MO

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Saint Luke's Des Peres Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton

Fenton, MO

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received