About Dr Mary Farhi, MD 

 

Mary Farhi, MD, MPH, FACOG, ABIHM, RYT is a practicing physician focusing on integrative gynecology and women’s health, a certified yoga and Mighty Body Band (MBB) teacher, as well as a loving wife and mother of six beautiful boys (ages 18 to 24).

 

Dr Farhi is passionate about wellness, education and teaching. Dr Farhi finds rejuvenation in nature and her gardens, her yoga and meditation practice, poetry and music, her beautiful family as well as food and its healing power.

 

She earned both her medical degree, as well as her masters in public health from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Farhi is double Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Integrative Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

 

She completed her 200-hour yoga training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts and her Mighty Body Band™ (MBB) training through Yoga Bent in Highland Park. She is a certified menopause practitioner from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and was selected in 2008 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.  

 

Dr Farhi has completed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training for Practitioners with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, as well as Mindful Eating Training with Jan Chozen-Bays and Char Wilkens. 

Her focus in on incorporating integrative therapies, using a functional medicine model, in order to assist patients in creating wellness and health.  Her specialty is helping patient's achieve hormonal balance.

 

She sees patients at the Rush Midlife Center for Women in Chicago. She teaches MBB classes and workshops with her husband, Miguel Latronica. She lectures in the community and teaches workshops at Infinity Foundation where she is a faculty member.  

 

Dr. Farhi has been named a Top New Doctor in Integrated Medicine by Chicago Magazine.  She is diligent about expanding her knowledge of women’s health, and is an Institute for Functional Medicine certified practitioner and uses functional medicine as the model to integrate all aspects of women’s health and wellness.

 

Dr. Farhi provides gynecological care to women, educating them on alternative approaches when appropriate.

She is a previous member of the Board of Director's for The Center For Mindful Eating (tcme.org) as well as Midwest Center for Women's Healthcare.

 

 

“The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice --
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do --
determined to save
the only life you could save.” 
― Mary Oliver