A warm welcome by Dr. Vitale & the team at Allergy, Asthma & Food Allergy Centers:
Shortly after graduating from medical school and returning to St. Louis, a family friend recommended I connect with Dr. Laura Esswein. I was not particularly familiar with the field of Allergy/Immunology at the time. I called Dr. Esswein, having never met her. She generously allowed me to shadow her in her office. She took the time to teach me about the field. Invaluably, she also shared her experiences as a working mother and “woman in medicine.” Her example and mentoring stayed with me and were pivotal in my own decision to pursue Allergy/Immunology. It is a true honor to welcome Dr. Laura Esswein to our practice!
Dr. Esswein graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. She completed her residency at St. Louis Children’s and her fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at Washington University Medical Center. She joins us after an illustrious 23 years with Mercy.
In addition to establishing herself as a leading Allergist/Immunologist in St. Louis, she and her husband have raised 6 children – two of which have followed their mother’s footsteps into medicine and one is in dental school.
She will be joining us this April. She will see patients in our Sunset Hills office and new West/Chesterfield office. We have a lot to look forward to!