About Bethany Hays

Bethany Hays, MD, FACOG is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist who trained as a perinatologist, and practiced obstetrics for 29 years. Dr. Hays delivered her first baby in 1972 as a medical student at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and delivered her last baby in 2001, when she decided to put all her energy into “midwifing” the creation of True North, a holistic health center in Falmouth, Maine.

Dr. Hays practiced and was the Medical Director of True North until its doors closed to patient care in 2016, after 14 years of changing healthcare in America. Using “Circle Process” described by Christina Baldwin and modified by those working at True North, the Circle created an integrative practice combining physicians and various other healing modalities.

Dr. Hays found her way to the Institute for Functional Medicine in 1999, has been teaching for IFM since 2000, and is a current board member. She has been affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, University of Vermont Medical School, University of New England, Dartmouth Medical School and Tufts Medical School. Teaching has always been a part of her work. She has been described as “earth-mother”, “fire-brand”, “innovator”, “trailblazer”, “trouble-maker” and a number of other less gracious monikers.

Subjects Covered

FM: Defense & Repair FM: Communication Mind-Body Medicine