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Oksana Anand, MD
Oksana Anand, MD
I became fascinated with Gastroenterology as a specialty as a fourth-year medical student. It seemed to be a perfect blend of intellectual stimulation and procedural skill. My choice was reaffirmed after my father received the diagnosis of metastatic esophageal cancer. After successfully completing Internal Medicine Residency, followed by Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, KS and prior to joining RCMC in 2016, I worked as a general gastroenterologist in rural Kansas and North Dakota. Although, I care for patients with all gastrointestinal conditions, my special clinical interest includes diagnosis and management of Celiac disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis), women’s GI health (chronic constipation, pelvic floor dysfunction, accidental bowel leakage), colon cancer screening and treatment of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea utilizing pharmacological options and fecal microbiota transplant. In addition to being proficient in general endoscopic procedures such as upper endoscopy (aka EGD), colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, I am also trained in interpreting wireless capsule endoscopy (aka PillCam), wireless SmartPill (the study of the gut’s motility), esophageal manometry and in performance of a non-surgical treatment of hemorrhoids using CRH O’Regan system.
I am Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and have been a member of the American College of Gastroenterology since 2008.
In my practice as a general gastroenterologist, I combine evidence-based principles of western allopathic medicine with functional (aka integrative) approach in order to achieve optimal, life-long lasting results for my patients. 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 bodies by healing their gut.
Rapid City Medical Center 2820 Mt. Rushmore Road Rapid City SD 57701
American Board of Gastroenterology and American Board of Internal Medicine