Thank you for visiting my new website. My goal is to provide you with general gynecology and women’s health information, in addition to specific information regarding Woman to Woman Gynecology Services. Check back often for new information and links to current articles of interest. I hope to see you in the clinic soon.
Barbara L. Patrick, MD
A Doctor You Can Confide in for:
Medical and surgical treatment of menstural disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, general infertility testing and treatment. Well women exams, birth control counseling and evaluation of abnormal pap smears.
Q&A with Dr. Patrick
Is it safe to use continuous birth control pills and not have a period?
Yes. Monthly bleeding is not necessary and suppressing your period has no negative impact on your health. Taking continuous birth control pills (without a “pill free” period) can be advantageous in women with PMS, painful menstrual cramping, migraines, heavy periods, and anemia.