"I dreaded menopause, but my doctor put my mind at ease and gave me all the assurance I needed to make these some of the best years of my life."
"I like that my OB-GYN knows my name, treats me like an individual and takes the time to answer all my questions."
"At MCWHC we bring the most current information to our patients so that they can make well informed choices about their health care."
"My doctor makes me feel there's nothing more important than my health and the health of my unborn baby. I have peace of mind knowing that we're both in the best care."
"I like the fact that I can receive routine gynecological exams, special services and screenings all from one doctor, in one office. This makes it really convenient for me."
Mary Farhi, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., M.P.H., N.C.M.P.

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Dr. Mary Farhi, OBGYN, Arlington Heights

“The first wealth is health.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
About the Physician:
  • Mary Farhi, MD, MPH, FACOG, RYT, gynecologist at Midwest Center for Women’s HealthCare (MCWHC) takes a comprehensive approach to women’s healthcare integrating both traditional medicine and alternative options when available and appropriate. She earned both her medical degree and master’s in public health from the University of Minnesota, and completed her residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in 1995. Dr. Farhi is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine and Functional Medicine Practitioner. Dr Farhi is one of the first 500 physicians in the U.S. board certified by the new American Board of Integrative Medicine, established in 2014. She is also an Institute of Functional Medicine certified practitioner (IFM.org) and is a Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and a Kripalu Certified Yoga Teacher.

    In 2008, Dr. Farhi was selected by the prestigious NAMS Research Affairs Committee as one of six medical practitioners to serve in the first class of NAMS mentees, supporting advanced research on menopause in North America. Her research on the relationship between body mass index and vitamin D absorption was presented at the NAMS 2010 Annual Meeting held in Chicago. Dr. Farhi has also received the International Medical Education Award and been named a Top New Doctor in Integrated Medicine by Chicago Magazine. Dr. Farhi has completed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training for practitioners, as well as Mindful Eating training. She is a prior board member of The Center for Mindful Eating (tcme.org). Her focus in on incorporating integrative therapies, using a functional medicine model to assist patients in creating wellness and health. She also teaches MBB classes at IBJI in Highland Park (ibjiwellness.com) and offers a weight loss program for her patients. Dr. Farhi is diligent about expanding her knowledge of women’s health. She lectures frequently in our community on topics such as menopause management, healthy lifestyles and creating vitality, yoga and stress management.

Specialization/Areas of Focus:
  • Dr. Farhi focuses on a comprehensive approach to gynecology, including the perimenopause and menopause, in addition to wellness and disease prevention. Dr. Farhi sees patients for Functional Medicine consultations in order to address root causes for chronic complaints. Dr. Farhi is an excellent surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgical procedures. Dr. Farhi focuses on wellness and weight management and offers a weight control program, Ideal Protein. For more information on the Ideal Protein program, email Dr. Farhi at info@drmaryfarhi.com. Dr. Farhi specializes in minimally invasive surgery such as laparoscopy and hysteroscopy as well as office based procedures such as the Essure permanent birth control procedure and uterine ablation as an alternative to hysterectomy.
Hospital Affiliation:
  • Northwest Community Hospital, St. Alexius Medical Center
Services Performed:
  • 3-D / 4-D Ultrasound, Bone Density Testing, Colposcopy, Contraception, Counseling and Education, Diagnosis & Treatment, Endometrial Ablation, Endometriosis, Fertility, Genetic Counseling, Gynecological Care, Hysterectomy , Hysteroscopy, Incontinence, Intrauterine Devices (IUD), LEEP, Menopausal Care, Minimally Invasive Permanent Birth Control Procedure, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Pediatric/Adolescent Care, Prenatal Testing, Prenatal Ultrasound, Screenings, Surgical Procedures, Ultrasound
Practicing Since:
  • 1995
Special Interests:
  • In her spare time, Dr. Farhi practices what she preaches. Her passion for wellness inspired her to create Yoga Bent, a comprehensible yoga studio in Highland Park with her husband. She balances her gynecologic practice with raising her six beautiful boys.
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