Peter Putnam, M.D.


Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine at Watson Road

9580 Watson Road, Suite A
St. Louis, MO 63126

Phone: 314-965-5437

Fax: 314-965-5439




American Board of Pediatrics


Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, NH


St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis, MO


St. Louis Children's Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Mercy Hospital St. Louis
Mercy Hospital South
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Professional Notes

Dr. Putnam serves as the Chair of the Pediatrics Department at Esse Health.

Dr. Putnam joined Esse Health in 2001 after serving as a Chief Resident at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine and is co-chief of the Section of Community Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Putnam is board-certified in pediatrics and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics

At Esse Health, Dr. Putnam is a member of the Clinical Council.  He is interested in population health for pediatric patients with chronic conditions and performance improvement in health care.  Dr. Putnam is also interested in peer coaching and communication in pediatric medicine.

Dr. Putnam has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America ® from 2009 to 2020.

Articles by Dr. Putnam:

“Protecting Your Child from Lead Poisoning”

“Digital Daycare”

“Establishing healthy routines before the school year begins” on STL Moms

“Whooping cough making a comeback” on STL Moms

“Sunburn treatment” on STL Moms

“Bed Bugs and Scabies: Unwelcome Houseguests!”

“How to Treat Insect Bites” on STL Moms

“Do you know how to calm a fussy baby? Take the Quiz”

“Poison Prevention: Minimizing your child’s risk”

Videos by Dr. Putnam:

"How to Use a Nebulizer Machine"

"How to Use a Peak Flow Meter"

"Asthma Action Plan"

"How to Use an Asthma Inhaler with a Spacer"

"How Asthma can be Triggered" 

"Environmental Controls for Asthma" 

"Asthma Medicine"

"When to Switch from a Pediatric Physician to an Internal Medicine Physician"

Personal Notes

Dr. Putnam and his family live in Webster Groves. He is a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. Dr. Putnam enjoys hiking, reading, crossword puzzles and watching the St. Louis Blues.