Dr. Joseph Espiritu, MD, MSPH


    Dr. Joseph Espiritu directs the SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center, where he conducts sleep studies for evaluation and management of sleep disorders using methods such as polysomnograms, home sleep apnea tests, multiple sleep latency tests, and maintenance of wakefulness tests. Beyond sleep medicine, Dr. Espiritu treats patients with obstructive lung diseases, such as COPD and asthma. His research interests include using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, as well as CPAP adherence. Dr. Espiritu is a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the Missouri Sleep Society. Outside of medicine, Dr. Espiritu sings bass with the Old Cathedral Choir at the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France.

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    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Sleep Medicine Specialist

    Critical Care Specialist

    Pulmonologist (Lung Specialist)


    Education & Training

    Mayo Clinic (Fellowship)

    Saint Louis University School of Medicine (STL) (Residency)

    Other Degree - Saint Louis University Public Health & Social Justice (Graduate School)

    Doctorate - University of the Philippines College of Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine




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    Salus Center

    3545 Lafayette Avenue

    Suite 1200

    St. Louis, MO 63104

    (314) 977-5337

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    Center for Specialized Medicine

    1225 South Grand Blvd

    2L - Door 4, 5

    St. Louis, MO 63104

    (314) 977-6190

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Joseph Espiritu accepting new patients?

    Yes, Joseph Espiritu is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Joseph Espiritu offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Espiritu's office at (314) 977-5337 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Joseph Espiritu offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Espiritu's office at (314) 977-5337 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Joseph Espiritu speak?

    Joseph Espiritu speaks English, Filipino and Spanish.

    Which board certifications does Joseph Espiritu have?

    Joseph Espiritu is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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