Rheumatologist Joins Pella Regional’s Medical Staff

Shelby Dames (photo from PRHC)

PELLA, Iowa – Shelby Dames, MD, Rheumatologist, is now practicing at Pella Medical Clinic at 405 Monroe and Pella Regional’s Medical Clinic in Ottumwa at 920 N. Quincy Avenue.

Dr. Dames earned her Doctorate of Medicine at University of Iowa, College of Medicine in 2001. Her residency was completed at University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics in Salt Lake City. She earned her Fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Utah, Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Dames is board certified in Rheumatology.

Dr. Dames specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions. She can provide specialized care for patients with:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Treatment-refractory gout
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Treatment-refractory osteoporosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Inflammatory myopathies
  • Systemic vasculitis

For a referral to Dr. Dames, schedule an appointment with your primary care provider.