Published on October 07, 2019

Rheumatologist Joins Pella Regional’s Medical Staff 

PELLA, Iowa – Shelby Dames, MD, Rheumatologist, is now practicing at Shelby Dames News Release PhotoPella 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.