Oksana Anand, MD

Oksana Anand, MD


I am Ukrainian by nationality but grew up in Siberia, Russia. I attended one of the oldest medical schools in Russia, founded in 1920, called Omsk State Medical Academy from where I graduated in 1997 with the highest distinction. I continued training with an internship in general surgery, followed by a fellowship in gastrointestinal endoscopy. I worked for over three years as an attending physician prior to immigrating to the United States in 2002 to further my professional career.

I became fascinated with gastrointestinal endoscopy as a fourth-year medical student. I think gastroenterology is a specialty with the perfect blend of intellectual stimulation and procedural skills. Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine, once said, “All disease begins in the gut.” I strongly believe this to be true and I have made it my mission to help patients heal their body by healing their gut. In my practice as a general gastroenterologist, I combine evidence-based principles of conventional medicine with integrative medicine in order to achieve optimal, life-long lasting results for my patients.

Some of my clinical interests include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, the role of nutrition in preconception, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, thyroid health and its influence on gut motility, nutritional approaches to the treatment of digestive disorders and colorectal cancer screening in females. I am especially passionate about the integrative approach to women’s digestive health. I am Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and intend to get certified by the American Board of Integrative Medicine next year. 

I am a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and American College of Gastroenterology.


Contact Info

Primary location: 
Rapid City Medical Center 2820 Mt. Rushmore Road Rapid City SD 57701
Board Status: 
American Board of Gastroenterology and American Board of Internal Medicine