Montgomery County Illinois History

Dr. Lon Rademacher – Hillsboro Illinois

Dr. Lon Rademacher – Hillsboro Illinois

After sampling a wide variety of job-residential environments in the Midwest, South and West, including large metropolitan areas, small towns and military bases, Dr. Lon Rademacher and his family chose Hillsboro as their hometown. “It’s a good place to live and work,” he said, "and we're still able to enjoy the benefits of cities like St. Louis and Springfield."

Dr. Rademacher is radiologist at Hillsboro Area Hospital, and it's his profession to read and interpret X-rays taken at the hospital. Once limited mainly to broken bones, the field of radiology becomes increasingly complex as methods are devised to see" an internal cross-section of an organ wall or visually explore a respiratory patient's bronchial tubes, for example.

Although radiologists usually locate their practices in cities, Dr. Rademacher believes there's ample opportunity for a radiologist in a small town hospital to attract patients from a multi-county area.

Son of Mr. end Mrs. L.E. Rademacher, Lon was born and reared in Hillsboro, graduating from high school here in 1955. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1960 from the University of Illinois, Urbana campus, and graduated from the U. of I. Medical School, Chicago, in 1964.

After one year's internship at Denver, Colorado, General Hospital, Dr. Rademacher was a U.S. Air Force flight surgeon for two years at bases in Son Antonio, Texas and Merced, California. He completed his residency in radiology from 1967-1970 at Denver General Hospital, University of Colorado.

While in medical school in Chicago, Lon met and married the former Mary Ann Schwartz, then a student at Northwestern University, Evanston. They had three young children by the time Dr. Rademacher began private practice in 1970 of Anaconda, Montana. The family decided to return to the Midwest in 1972, going first to Greenville, and then moved to Hillsboro in 1974. The young Rademachers are Lon Dietrig, Jr. (''Dieter''), 12, Jennifer Lynn, 10, and David Lloyd, 8.

Dr. Rademacher is a member of the American Board of Radiology, American College of Radiology, Radiologic Society of North America, Illinois Radiologic Society, American Medical Society, Illinois Medical Society and Montgomery County Medical Society.

Active members of the Hillsboro community, both Lon and Mary Ann are involved in Area Community Concerts Association, Hillsboro Country Club, Hillsboro Tennis Association and Hillsboro United Methodist Church. Mary Ann is teacher for the Methodist Church Preschool. Lon is also a member of Hillsboro Breakfast Sertoma Club and Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce.

Members of Hillsboro Area Hospital’s radiology department “team” are, left to right, Jim Dawson, radiologic technologist; Vicki Bradshaw, chief radiologic technologist; Mildred Holshauser, dark room assistant; and Dr. Lon Rademacher.

Taken from “The Montgomery County News”
Provided by: Bernean Struss

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