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Jacob Rinker, MD

  • Accepting New Patients

About Jacob

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.”

High Plains Surgical Associates

At High Plains Surgical Associates, we provide a full spectrum of surgical care to help patients regain an optimal level of health. Our team makes it their mission to treat every patient with respect and communicate what will happen during their surgery so they have a clear understanding of what will be done and why.

High Plains Surgical Associates can treat the following:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux / gastric reflux (GERD)
  • Breast
  • Cancer
  • Colon
  • Esophagus / Endoscopy
  • Gallbladder
  • Hernia
  • Intestinal
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Parathyroid Glands
  • Skin Lumps & Bumps
  • Small Bowel
  • Stomach
  • Thyroid
  • Varicose Veins

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Education
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Residency
  • General Surgery Iowa Lutheran Family Practice Residency program
  • College
  • Bachelor of Science, Cell Biology and Neuroscience Montana State University