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Lois Van Tol

TitleClinical Assistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentFamily Medicine
Address46 Prince Street, Suite 2004
Rochester NY 14607
Prior to attending medical school, Lois Van Tol, MD, raised five children, taught childbirth classes and practiced as a home birth midwife in Memphis, Tennessee. After completing medical school and residency at the University of Tennessee and a Maternal Child Health fellowship in Oak Park, Illinois, she worked in rural Wisconsin for 8 years. While in Wisconsin, she organized a series of Maternity Care Conferences for Amish midwives and provided medical backup services for the midwives.

Special interests include colposcopy, OB ultrasound, and breastfeeding. Lois is a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Physicians for Human Rights, American Academy of Family Physicians, and Physicians for a National Health Program. She has spent time in Haiti working at a rural health clinic and enjoys working with the many refugee patients at the Family Medicine Center. She makes increasingly difficult attempts to keep up with her very active children and loves being a new grandma. Lois lives with her husband in the 19th Ward.

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  1. Van Tol L. I promise I won't. Fam Syst Health. 2009 Jun; 27(2):183-7.
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  2. Van Tol L. The latest word on OB care in family medicine. Fam Pract Manag. 2008 Jan; 15(1):13.
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