Dr. Jake Rinker

Born May 24 at Campbell County Memorial Hospital, the same hospital he practices medicine in today, Dr. Jacob Rinker comes from a strong background with deep community ties: his mother, a school teacher for more than three decades; and his father, a local miner at Eagle Butte Coal Mine in Gillette, Wyoming.

Dr. Rinker grew up loving everything this community had to offer, and anything he could do with his hands. With everything that Wyoming has to offer, Dr. Rinker found passion in hunting, fishing, camping and marksmanship from an early age. These passions carried through into his college years where he competed in the Men’s Air Pistol category during both the 2002 and 2003 Junior Olympics. He continues to be an avid hunter and fisherman.

Perhaps one of the most fundamental building blocks that led Dr. Rinker to where he is today would be his involvement in the local Fire Cadet program. Carrying this love for assisting those in need into his college years, while he volunteered as a firefighter he earned his EMT basic certification. Dr. Rinker also worked diligently at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana to earn a degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience.

With each call for help, Dr. Rinker found himself more and more drawn to the workings of the medical profession. Finding himself filled with questions at every turn and a desire to learn more, Dr. Rinker knew he had found his calling in medicine—ultimately surgery.

It’s the connection with the patients Dr. Rinker feeds on. His desire to be present from the very beginning gives him a finesse patient's desire in their physicians; a doctor who does not just want to do a procedure but to make sure that you are taken care of. His impeccable bedside manner shows just how much his dedication to being there for his patients means to him. His love for science and medicine has turned into a love for healing.

If you ask Dr. Rinker what keeps him going you’ll get one simple answer, “I believe in what I do.”



Conditions Treated

  • Veracious Veins

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Venous Disease

  • Gastric Reflux

  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease

  • Abdominal Disorders

  • Abdominal Pain

  • Abscess

  • Anal Disorders

  • Appendicitis

  • Benign Tumor

  • Breast Cancer

  • Breast Diseases

  • Breast Lump

  • Cancer

  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones

  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)

  • Colorectal Cancer

  • Constipation

  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia

  • Empyema

  • Esophageal Diseases

  • Fracture

  • Gastrointestinal Diseases

  • Head and Neck Cancer

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Hernia

  • Incisional Hernia

  • Inguinal Hernia

  • Intestinal Obstruction

  • Lipomas

  • Lung Cancer

  • Pancreatic Cancer

  • Partial Lung Collapse

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)

  • Pulmonary Disease

  • Rib Fracture

  • Second-Degree Burns

  • Secondary Malignancies

  • Stomach Diseases

  • Ulcer

  • Umbilical Hernia

  • Vascular Disease


  • Abdominal Surgery

  • Colon And Rectal Surgery

  • Thoracic Surgery

  • Breast Surgery / Mastectomy

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic

  • Appendectomy, Open

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

  • Biopsy of Breast

  • Breast Surgical Procedure

  • Colectomy

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Decortication and Pleurectomy

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)

  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)

  • Esophageal Surgery

  • Excision of Breast Tumor

  • Excision of Skin Lesion

  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer

  • Gallbladder Removal

  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic

  • Gastroenterology Procedures

  • Head and Neck Surgery

  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags

  • Hernia Repair

  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open

  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)

  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure

  • Lung Surgery

  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision

  • Mastectomy

  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair

  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

  • Port Placements or Replacements

  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)

  • Thoracentesis

  • Thyroidectomy

  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

  • Wound Repair