Our Staff - Life at Colby - Colby College, Waterville, ME

About Health Services

Health services provides quality health care, health education, preventative services, and opportunities for experiential learning to Colby students. We are advocates for the lifelong health and wellness of our community.

Caroline LaFave, DO - Medical Director Colby Health Center

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Family Medicine Residency: Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency

Caroline LaFave is a 2006 graduate of Colby College. At Colby she studied biology with a concentration in neuroscience and a minor in art. After graduating college, she served as a clinical research coordinator in the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital Providence, Rhode Island and then in the Pediatric Pulmonology Division at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with cystic fibrosis and primary ciliary dyskinesia studies. Fate brought her back to Maine, where she spent a year working on the Maine Concussion Management Initiative at Colby College prior to attending medical school at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. Following medical school, she returned to central Maine where she completed her residency in family medicine at MDFMR, serving as chief resident in her final year. She joined the faculty at Maine Dartmouth Family Practice in Waterville in the fall of 2020 and is teaching medical students and residents there in addition to seeing patients at the Colby Health Center. When not taking care of patients, she can be found with her children and husband around the lakes and woods of Maine, often chasing their 2 dogs through the Colby Arboretum or over Runnals Hill.


Mike Clark

Michael Clark – Maine Dartmouth Family Practice and Colby Health Center

Medical School: Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest

Family Medicine Residency: Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency

I was born in the middle of the cold war, into a dysfunctional family, the product of a teen pregnancy. I spent my formative years on the ball fields of Hubbardston, a small working class town in central Massachusetts where ambitious children hoped for the opportunity to join their fathers at work in the local backhoe factory. I attended Colby College where I met and later married Ann Rhinehardt, the only other poor person to graduate from that esteemed institution during the opulent ‘80s. After graduation, both Ann and I began graduate school at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. After two years of psychological torture by a paranoid advisor, we both fled with master’s degrees in molecular genetics. A short trip down the Mass turnpike in our yellow VW bug deposited us in Boston, where I did GI research at BU for two years. Later, I did AIDS research at Duke, and then began medical school at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. In medical school, I tried hard to convince myself that I would enjoy life as a radiation oncologist. Unfortunately a 40 hour work week and more money than I could possibly spend just couldn’t compensate for the fact that I thought a “real” doctor should be able to treat an ear ache. Thus I began my career as a family physician.

It was with great excitement that I learned that I would be attending the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency. At last we would be returning to Maine! I looked forward to joining the eclectic group of residents, faculty and staff that comprised the FMI. I enjoyed my time as a resident so much that I chose never to leave. Upon completion of residency I was given the opportunity to join Cathy Morrow in a tiny practice on the edge of Somerset County, and to become a member of the esteemed faculty at MDFMR. In the last 21+ years, that practice has grown into the health care giant that is Maine Dartmouth Family Practice. What more could I ask for!

Mike has chaired the Department of Family Medicine at MaineGeneral Medical Center (MGMC) and served on the Medical Executive Committee at MGMC since 2011. He is currently (2015) the Vice President of Medical Staff and will serve as President of MGMC’s medical staff in 2016.

Toby Ostrov

Toby Ostrov, PA-C – Four Seasons Family Practice and Colby Health Services

Medical School: University of New England

Pronouns: he/him/his

Toby joined Four Seasons Family Practice, Maine-Dartmouth’s northernmost practice, in the fall of 2016 and Colby in the summer of 2022.

He is a graduate of the physician assistant program at the University of New England and worked as an EMT and emergency department technician prior to enrolling at UNE. Toby’s undergraduate years were spent at SUNY Oneonta, where he swam competitively and studied computer graphics. A native of Saratoga Springs, New York (notable for horseracing and natural mineral springs, and the birthplace of the potato chip), Toby enjoys spending time with his wife and watching Boston Bruins games.

Thomas Hoke, MD

Thomas Hoke, MD

Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School

Family Medicine Residency: Family Medicine Residency of Idaho

Sports Medicine Fellowship: Maine Medical Center

Originally from Colorado, Tom is happy to be settled in the woods, hills, and lakes region of Maine. After attnding Dartmouth Medical School, he completed his family medicine residency at Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, in Boise. He then completed the primary care sports medicine fellowship at Maine Medical Center. After three years of practicing at Central Maine Sports Medicine and teaching sports medicine fellows, he joined the Maine Dartmouth Sports Medicine Fellowship faculty in 2018. He is board certified in family medicine as well as sports medicine and his clinical practice includes both primary care at Augusta Family Medicine as well as sports medicine at MaineGeneral Orthopaedics. In addition, to his clinical work, Tom teaches Maine-Dartmouth’s family medicine residents and sports medicine fellows. He serves as team physician for a local high school as well as the L/A Nordiques junior hockey team. He regularly travels with the US Freestyle Ski Team as part of their volunteer physician pool. Tom and his wife live in Monmouth with their two daughters. He enjoys nearly all types of sporting activities with his favorites being skiing, hiking, paddling, and soccer.

Mary Madore

Special Projects Coordinator

Mary Madore is the office manager for the Health Center. She brings to Colby twenty years’ experience in the dental field (orthodontics) and fourteen years’ experience as a business owner. Mary retired from her dream job of owning and operating Leaps N Bounds Gymnastics in April, 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys officiating gymnastics’ competitions, shopping for real estate, relaxing at Moosehead Lake, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Lindsey Varney

Registered Nurse

Corinne Bard

Registered Nurse

Robyn Beaulieu

Nurse Manager
Maine Dartmouth Family Practice, Four Seasons Family, Practice, Colby Health Services

Brandi Pass

Certified Medical Assistant

Jennifer Thibert

Practice Administrator
Maine Dartmouth Family Practice, Four Seasons Family, Practice, Colby Health Services

Carly Ward

Certified Nursing Assistant

Shelley Wehry

Registered Nurse, per diem

Elena Welch

Patient Service Representative

Judy Whyte

Registered Nurse, per diem