Meet the New Life Clinic Team
Nathan Loewen, MD, FAAFP
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 30 years.
Currently, Dr. Loewen is chief of staff at Huron Regional Medical Center. He and his wife have six adult children and nine grandchildren. He enjoys gardening, cutting firewood and pestering the family cat.
Anthony Loewen, MD
"I loved growing up in Huron and can’t think of a better place to raise my family. Returning to Huron after general surgery training was a natural decision for us, and I look forward to expanding excellent surgical services in my rural hometown.”
Dr. Anthony Loewen grew up in Huron attending James Valley Christian School. After graduating from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas, he completed medical school at the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota in 2015. He completed his surgical internship at the University of North Dakota in Fargo, followed by the rest of his surgery training at St Joseph Hospital in downtown Denver, in 2020.
Dr. Loewen is excited to be back in the community and delivering broad based surgery services to the rural area. He has found that working in the hospital and clinic with the local providers and providing an extra level of expertise has been very rewarding. Providing surgical services as good or better than regional facilities is his standard for himself, his clinic, and the surgery department at HRMC.
Currently, Dr. Loewen serves as medical staff at HRMC and is a member of the Northern Plains Rural Surgical Society. He enjoys learning new things, especially if it is related to fixing or constructing something new, but spending time with his wife and children is what he loves most. He has four boys who keep him and his wife, Emma, very busy from morning ‘til night and oftentimes well before and after those hours.
Kara Fast, PA-C
"I love the people I work with at New Life Clinic. 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 Clinic since 2008.
"I am thankful for the wonderful staff at New Life Clinic. They are helpful, professional, and experienced. I appreciate the happy and relaxed work environment at NLC."
Rosette has worked at New Life Clinic 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.
Medical Laboratory Technician
“I enjoy the friendly work environment and how caring my co-workers are. They do a great job at meeting the needs of our patients.”
Growing up in Huron, South Dakota, Koree graduated from Wolsey-Wessington High School, and went on to Mitchell Technical Institute to obtain her certification as a medical laboratory technician.
Koree and her husband, John, have four children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and attending all of her children's activities, along with camping, fishing and playing sports.
She has worked at New Life Clinic since 2014.
“I’m excited to work here! This clinic feels like a second family. Everyone is so warm and welcoming.”
Terra, who came on board the NLC team in January of 2018, grew up on a farm between Artesian and Carthage, and graduated from Artesian-Letcher High School.
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 Clinic, Terra enjoys attending Huron Tiger sporting events, fitness, and reading.
Certified Medical Assistant
"Our wonderful patients and my talented co-workers make working at New Life Clinic 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 11 years, she has worked with Kara Fast at New Life Clinic.
She and her husband have three children. Tasha’s leisure time activities include camping, fishing, scrapbooking and crafting.
“I enjoy working with others to provide excellent patient care, and am excited to be a part of the New Life Clinic team."
Mackenzie worked with Dr. Nathan Loewen at Huron Regional Medical Center before joining the New Life Clinic team this fall.
She grew up in Huron, and graduated from Huron High School in 2013. After high school, she attended Mitchell Technical Institute and the Southeast Technical Institute, where she received her training to become a registered nurse.
Mackenzie, her two-year-old daughter, Lainey, and her husband, Colton, reside in Wessington. She loves spending time with her family and one of her favorite things to do when not working at the clinic is helping her husband with their bottle calves.
“I appreciate working along side of others that are dedicated to outstanding patient care.”
Katie started working with Anthony Loewen in October of 2021. She is a graduate of Huron High School and received her nursing degree through Dakota Wesleyan University.
She and her husband, Ben, who is the business banker at American Bank & Trust, have one daughter named Julia.
In her off hours, she loves spending time with her family and enjoys health and fitness, and being outdoors.
“I love being able to interact with the people in the community–to be able to serve them in such a positive way. The staff and providers make me proud to be part of this team.”
Emma has worked on the New Life Clinic team as an administrative assistant for a year.
A native of Alcester, South Dakota, Emma graduated from Alcester-Hudson High School before attending Cosmetology School in Sioux Falls.
Emma is the wife of Dr. Anthony Loewen. The couple have four sons–Keegan, Riley, Parker, and Royston, and a German Shepherd named Macie.