Katie Moeller, PA is a certified physician assistant who completed her medical training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine where she earned her Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Prior to becoming a PA, she worked as an athletic trainer at Hancock High School in St. Louis. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri. While completing her undergraduate education, she played softball and worked as a scribe in the ER. She grew up in St. Louis, MO and currently resides in Swansea. Outside of being a PA, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family and watching/attending  St. Louis Blues and Cardinals games. 

James C. Althoff, M.D. was born and raised in Jacksonville, IL.  He received his BS in chemistry and biology from MacMurray College in 1989, and graduated with honors from the University of Illinois Medical School at Urbana-Champaign in 1993.  He completed his residency in family medicine at the SIU Family Practice Residency Program in Belleville, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year of training.  He and his wife, Kris, have two daughters, Emily and Rebecca.

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Jennifer Weaver ​is the site manager in Freeburg.  She has worked for Rural Family Medicine since August of 1997.  She lives in New Athens with her husband, Robert.  They have two children, Caitlin and George, and one grandchild, Olivia.  She enjoys spending time with her active family.  

Todd E. Vonderheide, M.D. was born and raised in Freeburg, IL. He received his BS degree from the University of Illinois, his medical degree from SIU School of Medicine in Springfield, and has completed his three year training in family practice at SIU Family Practice Residency Program in Belleville.  There he served as a Chief Resident for his final year.  He is certified by the NBME and a Diplomat with the ABFM.  He and his wife, Kim, have three sons, Devin, Brock, and Nicholas.  They reside in Freeburg.

Rural Family Medicine

215 Marketplace Drive

Freeburg, IL 62243

​(618) 539-0067

Brett Winkeler, M.D. grew up locally in New Baden.  He attended undergrad at Quincy University where he met his wife, Jennifer.  After medical school at the University of Illinois at Rockford, he went to Spartanburg Regional Hospital in Spartanburg, SC for his residency where he served as chief resident.  He came to work at Rural Family Medicine in 2008.  He, his wife and two children, Sophie and Alex, reside in Smithton.  He has a special interest in treating sports injuries but enjoys treating patients of all ages.  In his time away form work he is an avid golfer, volunteers coaching local sports teams and can be seen on the sideline of FCHS home football games.