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Women's Health News

Study reveals extent of impact on health from human trafficking

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:00:00 PST Read More

Teen girls from rural areas more likely to have undiagnosed asthma, be depressed

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Women's heart disease should be a research priority

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:00:00 PST Read More

Younger women delay seeking help for heart attacks, study finds

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Scientists find cancer weak spots for new targeted drugs

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Barbara L. Patrick MD, Facog Gynecology Services

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Dear Patients,

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

I can’t remember to take my birth control pill—what else can I do?

Put your pill pack next to your toothbrush and take the pill when you brush your teeth.  If that doesn’t work, other options available include the Orthoeva patch, which is placed weekly for three weeks or the Nuvaring which is placed in the vagina for three weeks then removed for a week before placing a new ring.  A third option is Depoprovera, an injection which is given every 12 weeks.  A single implantable rod, Implanon, is also available and effective for three years.  Besides barrier methods of foam and condoms or the diaphragm, the last option would be an IUD which is effective for 5 to 10 years depending on the type.