Community Medicine

Saint Louis University Correctional Health Care

Our department entered into a contract with the Saint Louis Department of Health to provide physician services and on-call coverage to their Corrections Medicine program on January 1, 2010. Dr. Rottnek, Lead Physician for Corrections Medicine, has been in this role since June 1, 2001. With this contract, Dr. Rottnek became full time faculty. He was joined by Dr. Mary V. Hastings to complete a full-time position for medical care at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center (Saint Louis County Jail), Juvenile Detention at Family Courts and Lakeside Center. Together, these physicians provide direct patient care, collaborative agreements with the full-time physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and clinical pharmacist, and administrative leadership for a vibrant interprofessional collaborative practice.


The following information was written by Dr. Rottnek for the Department of Justice Services 2013 Annual Report. More information can be found about these programs on their websites:

Saint Louis County Department of Health:

Saint Louis County Justice Services:

Saint Louis County Family Courts:

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