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.”
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Head and Neck Cancer
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Colon And Rectal Surgery
Breast Surgery / Mastectomy
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Surgical Procedure
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)
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 (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Head and Neck Surgery
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
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)
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy