Shelby Dames, MD



Shelby Dames
Patient Rating
4.7 / 5 (487 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

July 14, 2021
Dr Dames was extremely thorough and knowledgeable. She has put my mind at rest . I have had two completely different diagnosis and came to Dr Dames for her opinion. I'm very impressed over all and will accept her diagnosis as final and accurate diagnosis.
July 13, 2021
Dr. Dames is very thorough. She listens very well and explains what she is doing just as well. By far the most thorough examination and the best doctor-patient dialogue I've experienced so far. Well done!
July 01, 2021
The only thing I would change is just not to talk about vaccines. I'm not interested in the flu vaccine. I'm not interested in the covid vaccine. I'm not interested in any vaccines at this time.
June 29, 2021
Dr. Dames is an exceptional physician. She not only is knowledgeable about my disease process she listens carefully and finds things that will be suited to me. She also is a very caring person and I felt very satisfied with the work we did together.
June 23, 2021
Very informative and I appreciate everything that she explained to me. And I came away with an idea of what she's looking for, and Hopefully, she'll find what's wrong with me and I have faith in her. Thank you. Bye.
June 16, 2021
Wait times are reasonable for visit and for lab draw. Dr Dames is always professional and personable.
June 15, 2021
Dr Dames is one in a million. She is very caring. Having RA is an up and down journey. It is comforting to have a Dr Dames. She explains, is very knowledgeable, and makes every effort to give me the best outcome to what i will be dealing with. Her staff is always cheerful and accommodating.
June 04, 2021
Dr. Dames is excellent: thorough, knowledgeable and personable.
June 03, 2021
Dr. Dames was extremely thorough, caring and professional, I could have not been in better care.
June 02, 2021
Love Dr Dames! She is so thorough and really cares about how I an doing.
May 27, 2021
We followed Dr. Dames from The Iowa Clinic to her Pella location even though the hour drive is difficult at times. We had an appointment on May 13th, we were running late due to heavy traffic getting out of Des Moines. I called the office and said we just drove by the Monroe exit and would be 10-15 minutes late. We were told our appointment is cancelled since we would be more than 10 minutes late. After driving all that way! Our rescheduled appointment on May 27th we were 20 minutes early and had to sit an wait an hour for Dr. Dames. How is that fair? Plus we will have to pay her a $50 co pay. It is very arrogant of an office to turn away patients because of travel delays but expect patients to wait an hour in the waiting room. We are not happy with this treatment.
May 27, 2021
Very impressed with the care I was given!
May 19, 2021
I was impressed on the amount of time she spent with me explaining what my problem was. And the direction she thought we should go with the medicine, and I've really impressed with that. And my wife was with me and she was also impressed with that. And her and her colleague, the one who came in prior to her and took information. We were impressed with that lady too. She's very friendly and nice.
May 18, 2021
Dr. Dames is a very thorough provider, which I really appreciate. I constantly feel like she is being rushed by the nurses while she is in my room. I understand that they have a schedule to stick to, but I know that I am willing to wait a little longer if it means I get just as much time to voice my concerns with her. I just never feel like I am able to touch on everything I planned to because my appointments already take up so much time.
May 17, 2021
Thank you.