Shelby Dames, MD



Shelby Dames
Patient Rating
4.7 / 5 (527 ratings, Read 15 patient reviews)

Physician Profile




Year joined staff:


1997-2001 University Of Iowa, College of Medicine, Doctorate of Medicine

2001-2004 University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Internal Medicine Residency

2004-2006 University of Utah, Rheumatology Fellowship

Board Certification

Board Certified in Rheumatology


Patient Reviews

October 07, 2021
Yeah, I felt like the doctor didn't really listen to me. She lost her patience with me. And I felt like she was kind of thinking I was stupid. I think we had a discussion about that and hopefully things will be better on the next visit.
September 23, 2021
I was very impressed with the doctor's professionalism and her thoroughness in getting all of the information from my whole life and what has led up to this point to be some type of arthritis and the digging she did through my charts before she even saw me. So I am thrilled that I get to have her as my physician and to find out what is going on with me and hopefully get be treated as soon as possible because I've been suffering for 7-8 months with all of these horrible symptoms. I know she will
September 23, 2021
Happy with service
September 22, 2021
I felt Dr. Dames, though apologetic for my long wait appreciated my understanding of the why behind the wait. she was very personable, explained information well. Took the time to listened to my concerns, never appeared rushed and very knowledgeable.
September 21, 2021
What you did really well was it was very professional and to the point and everything was explained better than I've ever had a doctor, explain the situation. The way you could improve would be to not have the wait time... be so long as between the time when you want to come and do a visit and the time you finally get to take the visit. (INAUDIBLE) what it said to do.
September 21, 2021
Everyone was caring respectful and helped me with any questions or concerns
September 20, 2021
I felt everyone was very professional, but at the same time very caring. It was the most thorough examination I have ever had.
September 20, 2021
Good to go
September 17, 2021
Dr. Dames provides me with a really great care. She's never in a hurry, and she make sure she covers all the points and questions that I have. I really like her.
September 13, 2021
Everyone I had contact with was friendly and put me at ease. I felt very well taken care of and appreciate Dr. Dames thoroughness!
September 02, 2021
The lady that pulled blood for lab work was the best I've ever had. She was very good and should be commended for an outstanding job
August 31, 2021
Very thorough care and attention. Would highly recommend this experience to others
August 20, 2021
I waited 40 min past my appointment time to see my Dr. I know she is thorough so she needs to add time to her appointment times. I have never gotten in even within 10 min of my appointment time and it is usually 30-40 minutes late
August 18, 2021
Dr. Dames is one of the best doctors for Rhuemotology. But at this visit, I don't feel like she listened to me. I felt talked over. She hears one symptom, and runs with it clinically, like there is only ONE reason for that symptom. Ex: I said I was sleepy during the day. She is now convinced I have sleep apnea. Im up at 4am daily so I can work 5:30am to 5:30pm. On my feet, moving ALL day. THAT is why I'm sleepy!! I wake up in the night because my back hurts, NOT my hands. And I go right back to sleep. If she actually tried to know my history, and me, she would know this. SHE is the best at treating the disease, but each person is different.
August 16, 2021
Very good first time experience with this provider.