Dr. Bochna Retires After 32 Years

Lori Lindblom Uncategorized

May 31, 2019 marked the last day Gary Bochna, MD practiced medicine with the Rapid City Medical Center Gastroenterology Department. Dr. Bochna began with the Rapid City Medical Center in July of 1987 when the practice was located at 728 Columbus Street in downtown Rapid City. He was recruited out of fellowship at the University of Nebraska, Omaha by Ken …

A Survivor – Shannon Anderson

Lori Lindblom Uncategorized

Shortly after my 30th birthday, as a single mother to 5 year old Kaelem (now age 12), I woke one morning to excruciating abdominal pain and blood in my stool.¬† My symptoms subsided so it wasn’t until a second episode of the same magnitude 11 days later that I couldn’t deny something was seriously wrong.¬† I went to the ER …

3rd Annual Bottoms Up for Colon Cancer Awareness 5K

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Registration is now open! The 3rd Annual Bottoms Up for Colon Cancer Awareness 5K will be held on March 30, 2019 at Founders Park in Rapid City, SD. The Bottoms Up 5K aims to increase awareness of colon cancer and to raise funds to assist in early detection and prevention. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s fight against colorectal …

A Survivor’s Story – Billie Inman

Lori Lindblom Uncategorized

I was 39 years old when I was diagnosed with stage two colon cancer. A colonoscopy performed and biopsy completed to determine my diagnosis. Surgery was then performed to remove the tumor. I was on an oral form of chemotherapy for six months following my surgery. All this took place in Rapid City by the most outstanding medical facilities and …

2nd Annual Bottoms Up 5K

Lori Lindblom Uncategorized

Registration is now open! The 2nd Annual Bottoms Up for Colon Cancer Awareness 5K will be held on March 31, 2018 at Founders Park in Rapid City, SD. The Bottoms Up 5K aims to increase awareness of colon cancer and to raise funds for early detection and prevention. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s “80% by 2018” initiative. While …

Bottoms Up for Colon Cancer 5K Successful

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The 2017 Bottoms Up 5K Run/Walk raised over $9,000 for the American Cancer Society and will benefit colon cancer research in western South Dakota. The race, held on March 11, had 136 participants racing along the Rapid City bike path from Founders Park to Sioux Park and back. Participants gathered at Lost Cabin Beer Company for a post race celebration. …

Our New Patient Area is Complete!

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The second phase of our construction has been completed and was opened to our first patients on Monday, January 23rd. Patients and families now have access to a much larger waiting room with a coffee/water station (for drivers), table top seating, electronic device charging stations, a patient tracking system (coming soon), and additional¬†restrooms. The patient admission and recovery area features …

Bottoms Up for Colon Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk

Lori Lindblom Uncategorized

The Endoscopy Center, Inc. and Rapid City Medical Center, LLP will be hosting a 5K Run/Walk for colon cancer awareness on March 11, 2017 in Founders Park. The Bottoms Up 5K aims to increase awareness of colon cancer and to raise funds for early detection and prevention. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s “80% by 2018” initiative. While colorectal …

RCMC GI Division Welcomes Oksana Anand, MD

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Rapid City Medical Center is pleased to welcome Oksana Anand, MD to its Gastroenterology Department. Dr. Anand’s interests include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, infertility caused by celiac disease, 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 women. She is especially passionate about …