Surgical Specialties

  • Hernia Repair
  • Varicose Veins
  • Gall Bladder
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Colon
  • Thyroid
  • Breast
  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Skin
  • Lumps & Bumps
  • Abdomen
  • Parathyroid Glands

Dr. Jake Rinker

Born May 24th in 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 over three decades – and his father, a local miner at Eagle Butte coal mine.   
    
Dr. Rinker grew up loving everything this community had to offer, including hands-on experiences. Because of Wyoming's endless opportunities, Dr. Rinker found passion in hunting, fishing, camping, and marksmanship from an early age. These hobbies 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. Because he loves assisting people in need, he volunteered as a firefighter during his college years where he earned his EMT basic certification. Dr. Rinker also worked diligently at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT to earn a degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. 
    
With each patient he worked with, Dr. Rinker found himself drawn more and more to the workings of the medical profession.  Finding himself filled with questions and a desire to learn more, Dr. Rinker knew he had found his calling in medicine; ultimately surgery. 
    
It’s the connection that Dr. Rinker feeds on. His desire to be present from the very beginning reassures his patients that it's not only about the procedure, but he wants to make sure that you are taken care of in the process. 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 passion for healing. If you ask Dr. Rinker what keeps him going you’ll get one simple answer, “I believe in what I do.”