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Bethany M. Hays, MD, FACOG
  • BA, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Residency - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College, Houston, TX
  • Fellowship – Perinatology, Baylor College, Houston, TX
  • Graduate, Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice course (AFMCP), Institute for Functional Medicine, Gig Harbor, WA
  • Teacher - Functional Endocrinology, AFMCP, nationwide
  • True North Medical Director; 2002-present
  • November 2003: Trailblazer of Tomorrow award, given by the Philanthropic Collaborative for Integrative Medicine (now Bravewell Collaborative)
  • May 2008: 14th annual Linus Pauling Award, given by the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)

Dr. Hays has practiced obstetrics and gynecology, and now Functional Medicine, over a career lasting 32 years. In describing the focus of her career at present – she said:

"I went into medicine to help people be healthier, but what I found in medicine was a system that was as sick as the people it was treating. Ultimately I realized that my calling was to heal the system as well as the patients. I have three areas that I feel are important enough to put my time, energy and monetary resources into. They are:

  • creating a model for integrative care that treats illness upstream before it requires drugs and surgery,
  • finding better ways to train physicians, and
  • providing better end of life care, essentially, learning to die better”

Her practice includes: comprehensive women’s health care, Functional Medicine, non-surgical gynecology and mind-body medicine.

Dr. Hays is a founding practitioner member of True North and an active contributor to

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Gynecology/ Women's Health Care

Functional Medicine


Complementary Women’s Health

Improving Brain Function

Introduction to Functional Medicine

Why Dieting Makes you Fat

Applied Functional Endocrinology


Contributions to Women’s endocrinology sections of The Textbook of Functional Medicine, currently in press. Expected date of release January 2006.

Hays BM. Authority and authoritative knowledge in American birth.
Med Anthropol Q. 1996 Jun;10(2):291-4. No abstract available.
PMID: 8744089 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Perez PG, Hays BM. The patient observer: what really happened at the bedside?
Birth. 1988 Sep;15(3):171-8. No abstract available.
PMID: 3415755 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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