VanBuskirk Joins Family Care Team at HRMC Physicians Clinic

March 06, 2020

Huron, S.D. – Kristin VanBuskirk, a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP) has joined the family care team at HRMC Physicians Clinic, according to Jennifer Kalahar, CPME, director of clinics for Huron Regional Medical Center.

As a certified family nurse practitioner, VanBuskirk provides family healthcare services, including assessment, diagnosis, evaluation and treatment, to patients of all ages. She is the newest member of the clinic’s growing family care team of Dr. Mark Belyea, Dr. Alese Fox and Kristin Pratt, FNP.

“Kristin is no stranger to the HRMC Physicians Clinic having worked here as a nurse prior to becoming a nurse practitioner,” said Kalahar. “Our clinic continues to grow and Kristin’s experience and ability to connect with patients of every age make her a great addition to our team.”

VanBuskirk earned her Master of Science in nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate from Mount Marty College in Yankton. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Presentation College in Aberdeen. Most recently, she worked as a nurse practitioner at Avera Medical Group in Aberdeen. She also worked as a nursing instructor at Presentation College for three years.

“I’m excited to join an established family care team and look forward to caring for patients from my home area,” said VanBuskirk. “I am passionate about health promotion. It is important to prevent illnesses prior to them happening. Taking care of my patient’s physical, as well as their mental health, is a priority.”

VanBuskirk and her husband, Patrick, live in Hitchcock and have four children; son Caden is forever 15; daughter Karter is 13 and in 8th grade at Hitchcock-Tulare Middle School; son Sawyer is 10 and in 4th grade; and Carson is 7 in 1st grade. Both Sawyer and Carson attend Hitchcock-Tulare Elementary School.  Her hobbies include: traveling, watching her children’s activities and camping. She also enjoys playing volleyball and can watch any athletic event.    

 VanBuskirk is currently accepting new patients; to schedule an appointment or an annual physical, call 605-353-7660 or visit  

Kristin VanBuskirk, FNP,
HRMC Physicians Clinic