Biography & Education


In her practice, Mhairi McFarlane, M.D., emphasizes preventive care and patient education. She believes listening to patients is one of her most important roles as a physician and that every patient should be actively involved in his or her health care decisions.

Dr. McFarlane earned her medical degree from the University of Glasgow in her native city of Glasgow, Scotland. She completed her residency at Oregon Health & Science University.

Outside of the office, she enjoys cooking and loves playing with her three children.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

University of Glasgow
  • English

Care Locations

16180 SE Sunnyside Road, Suite 102
Happy Valley, OR 97015
Fax 503-582-4999


Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and Neck Pain, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and Corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact Dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to Thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect Bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator Cuff Tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin Infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts,


Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.5 out of 5 (128 Ratings, 33 Comments)


She was wonderful! I expected her to not have enough time to do my pap and IUD removal (because it was an "establishing care" visit), but she did and I was ecstatic! :)

I really like my doctor!

Was friendly and straight talker, I like that.

I enjoy my provider

My provider know my health problems and is always ready to help.

always have a good experience withDr. McFarlane and her team

Love my Doctor and love Providence......Saved my life more than once

Doctor rushed - made me feel defensive - "is this the same thing" - nurses/dr. assistants whispering about me - seemed to want me to leave to use the room although I had ?s once I read the material.

[...] I wasn't contacted by the dr. regarding my blood test. It was immediately online and I got an email telling me it was online.

Dr is forced to continually write notes on computer. She has to type while patient is explaining needs. I don't like that. Don't believe Dr can listen to one conversation and write about another. Dr is bound to miss something or confuse facts. This is not fault of Dr. Scribe should be used or short recorded "sum up".

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Love my PCP. She is very good at her job!!

Everything one could want for a medical provider.

I have been seeing Dr.McFarlane for over 3 years she has been very compassionate and helpful in helping me address physical and emotional problems. I feel she truly cares about my wellbeing.

I went in for urgent care after throwing out my back, was told I "should probably" go to the er, then in my way out to set up an appointment with my primary for assessment (no one at the desk/there and I was in major pain and just wanted to go home - but still had to go to pharmacy for pain meds). then texted my provider through my chart [...] and she said to just have a check up in two weeks. she's not available for three weeks, and when I go in she asked why I was there - this is the very same exam room where I was first seen in urgent care. also, I have put on 20+ pounds since I was last in with a history of depression - nothing about that. I asked for physical therapy as I was still experiencing pain and for prevention, referred in to spot upstairs. nothing on chiro or alternative care or massage [...] Considering I came in barely being able to walk, would have been nice to get a call the next day to see how I was. Or now, I still have signed up for PT, but no one has called to check. Not a good customer journey or care experience.

Sometimes I feel that my Dr. doesn't realize how much pain I'm in. Not that she can do much for me...but it seems that because she can't see the pain - that it probably doesn't exist?

I have always had a good experience with Dr. McFarlane. I find it easy to be honest with her and she understands my health needs and what I need to do to maintain it. She not only helps with my health but treats me like a person not just a patient. She always asks about my family and knows my close relationship with them especially my grandchildren. She's the best doctor I've ever had!!

They have concern & interest, but are very friendly & have nice smiles.

My Doctor was a very good communicator and I appreciated her concern.

Dr. McFarlane is very thorough. Even though I am older and have an extensive file, she is aware of items in my health history that relate back over twenty plus years. Whenever I ask questions, no matter how obscure or seemingly off the wall, she always listens and answers with attentiveness and respect. She also offers thoughts on my health care I would not have known to ask. I trust her knowledge and genuine concern without reservation.

excellent doctor, very thorough, good listen er, very observent.

I have concerns about my health that were not addressed any further than me mentioning them.

excellent, as always

keep up the good work!

I love my doctor . . . listens and responds.

Dr. McFarlane is new to me as my new primary care, I thought our first appointment went well. I was with Dr. [...] for years and didn't feel as though my concerns were being heard and the communication was not satisfactory at all for me at all and was disappointed because I believe she is a wonderful doctor, I just couldn't get her to hear my concerns. I look forward to working with Dr. McFarlane.

We love Dr. McFarlane and her medical assistants, but not big fans of the reception staff. Most of them are rude and off-putting.

Wonderful doctor!

Over the last few years I've been seeing Dr McFarlane she has provided me with excellent health care and has shown me with tremendous compassion.

She is a great doctor. I would recommend her for sure.

Mahari I amazing! She always listens and takes care of my needs and makes changes when necessary

Doctor was good but she didnt seem to understand that my circumstances had led to part of my health issues [...] I just thought she would be more understanding of my situations and borderlined on being judgmental

I had a great relationship with my previous provider, I do not feel any connection to this one. I feel like she sort of listens to me but do not leave feeling like I leave with what I needed. […] I feel like she and I have differing personalities and she is not overly concerned with things that I am. […] After my most recent visit I left very frustrated and have been seeking referrals from friends and will be changing primary care Doctors.