Diplomat of American Board of Family Practice
I grew up locally in New Baden. I attended undergrad at Quincy University where I met my wife, Jennifer. After medical school at the University of Illinois at Rockford, I went to Spartanburg Regional Hospital in Spartanburg, SC for my residency where I served as chief resident. In 2008 I came to work at Rural Family Medicine. I have a special interest in treating sports injuries but enjoy treating patients of all ages.
The addition of Rural Family Direct Care is very exciting. It allows us to practice medicine in a way which we thought we would when we started. Patients’ needs have taken a back seat to insurance regulations recently and Rural Family Direct Care allows the patient to once again become the focus of medicine.
On a personal note…
I reside in Smithton with my wife and two children, Sophie and Alex. In my time away from work I am an avid golfer, volunteer coaching local sports teams and look forward once again to be on the sideline of FCHS home football games.
Courtney is a registered nurse with 14 years of experience. She has been working with Dr. Winkeler for the past 8 years. Prior to working with Rural Family Medicine, she worked at an inpatient hospital and outpatient pediatric office. She is a certified CPR instructor and enjoys teaching the public these life-saving skills. Courtney prides herself in caring, educating, and advocating for her patients. She resides in Mascoutah with her husband, Josh, of 11 years and her 2 children. She enjoys spending time with family and outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, and golfing.
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Jennifer 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.