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.
Scott Lowman, DO
Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Family Medicine Residency: Central Maine Medical Center
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I was born into a family of commercial fishermen. To become a physician was not predestined, but the pursuit of medicine developed organically over the years. Raised with a sense of responsibility to care for the most vulnerable populations within one’s community, from a young age I began to provide care for people who were homeless in Seattle. Ultimately, the need I witnessed led me to pursue medicine and provide care for those in greatest need, and have had the opportunity to practice street medicine in cities throughout the US. For all patients I work with, my dedication is to empower individuals to take ownership of their health and ultimately improve the lives they live.
I initially moved to Maine for my residency training. I was captivated by its beauty and the peaceful nature of this area. There are enough similarities between Maine and the Pacific Northwest that it feels like home. When I am not practicing medicine, I enjoy good coffee, great food, and spending time outdoors hiking and camping with family and friends.
Since the Spring of 2020, I have been involved as a college physician and medical director for Colby’s health center. I enjoy being a health care provider at Colby, caring for individual students and the greater community. Additionally, I am a faculty physician for the Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, teaching both outpatient and inpatient medicine to physicians in training.
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.
Caroline LaFave, DO
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.