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Barbara L. Patrick MD, Facog Gynecology Services
mail clinic@womantowomangyn.com

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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.

Sincerely,
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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

What is vulvodynia?

This is a condition of chronic vulvar pain.  The cause is unknown but can be associated with chronic infections, pelvic muscle spasms, allergic reactions, hormonal changes, overuse of topical medicines, and a history of sexual abuse.  If you suffer from this, avoid tight fitting garments, harsh soaps, bubble baths, and deodorant sanitary pads.  Diets lacking in greens, chocolate, berries, beans and nuts, which produce a substance in the urine that causes irritation, can be helpful.  Use lubrication with intercourse.  Treatments include local anesthetics, steroids, antidepressants, biofeedback and in some cases, surgery.

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