Meet the Team at New Life Family Medicine

Family Medicine with OB

"We enjoy the Huron area and love the people we have come to know and care for. It has been my personal goal to give my best as a Family Physician to this community in a knowledgeable and compassionate way."

Dr. Loewen moved to Huron with his family in 1992. He was looking for a home that would be a good fit for his family and a place where he could be a valuable asset to the medical community. He values Huron as a thriving place for his family.


Dr. Loewen has found that Huron's hospital, medical staff and its other physicians have been excellent to work with and are well equipped to aid him with his specific skills as a medical provider.

He was born and raised in Kansas and received his medical education and training in Kansas City. In 1985 he graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency at Goppert Family Care Center in 1988.


For a short time he practiced medicine in central Kansas before moving to Huron. He has maintained his Family Medicine specialty certification by continuing education and examination over the past 28 years.


Currently, Dr. Loewen serves on the hospital board at Huron Regional Medical Center and the executive school board at James Valley Christian School. He and his wife have six adult children and six grandchildren. He enjoys gardening, cutting firewood and pestering the family cat.

Nathan Loewen, MD, FAAFP

Kara Fast, PA-C

"I love the people I work with at New Life Family Medicine. They all make coming to work so enjoyable ."

Kara enjoys providing care for children and doing preventive and primary care. She was raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. At South Dakota State University she majored in biology. Her master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies is from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.


She and her husband have three children. She enjoys running, scrapbooking, spending time with family and friends.


Kara has worked at New Life Family Medicine since 2008.

Administrative Assistant

"I am thankful for the wonderful staff at NLFM. They are helpful, professional, and experienced. I appreciate the happy and relaxed work environment at NLFM."

Rosette Loewen

Rosette has worked at New Life Family Medicine off and on since 1992. 

She grew up on a farm near Huron, and graduated from Tabor College with a BA degree in Biology. 

Rosette and her husband, Dr. Nathan Loewen, have six children–two daughters and four sons. They are active members of Bethesda Church of Huron, and enjoy taking care of their grandchildren, traveling to visit their children, and attending their activities.

Mid-level Provider

"I enjoy the friendly work environment at New Life Family Medicine."

Julie grew up on a farm near Iroquois, South Dakota. After high school, Julie pursued nursing at South Dakota State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.


She and her husband have three children. In her spare time Julie enjoys spending time with her children, attending their many activities, spending time at the lake, and traveling.


Julie has worked for Dr. Loewen at New Life Family Medicine for the past 12 years.


Nurse Manager /Registered Nurse

Growing up in Huron, South Dakota, Koree went on to Mitchell Technical Institute to obtain her certification as a medical laboratory technician.


Koree and her husband have four children. In her spare time Koree enjoys spending time with her family and attending all of her children's activities..

She has worked at New Life Family Medicine since 2014.

“I like the friendly environment and how caring our staff is in meeting all the needs of our patients.”


Medical Laboratory Technician

Terra, who came on board the NLFM team in January of 2018, grew up on a farm between Artesian and Carthage. 


She attended Dakota Wesleyan University, where she received her training to be a registered nurse. Terra also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science from South Dakota State University.


Terra’s husband, Ryan, is Business Development Manager for AgTegra. The couple has two daughters, Peyton and Kelsey, and a son, Chase.


When not working at New Life Family Medicine, Terra enjoys weight-lifting, travel, boating, cheering for her kids at volleyball, basketball, football, softball and baseball games and attending music concerts.

“I’m excited to begin work here! I’m sure this clinic will feel like a second family. Everyone is so warm and welcoming.”


Registered Nurse

"Our wonderful patients and my talented co-workers make working at New Life Family Medicine  enjoyable."

Tasha grew up in the small town of Woonsocket, South Dakota, and received her Associate Degree in Applied Science with Medical Assisting from Mitchell Technical Institute. For the past ten years, she has worked with Kara Fast at New Life Family Medicine.

She and her husband have three children. Tasha’s leisure time activities include camping, fishing, scrapbooking and crafting.


Certified Medical Assistant



"The environment is filled with amazing staff that made me feel welcome from day one. I am really thankful for this opportunity."

Gaby joined the New Life Family Medicine team in September 2019. 


The youngest of four siblings, all born in Mexico, and speaks fluent Spanish, Gaby has also lived in California and earned her Associates Degree of Applied Science with Medical Assistant at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona.


She is married and enjoys hiking, bowling and family time.

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118 3rd St SE

Huron, SD 57350

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