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
My pap returned showing dysplasia, what is this?
Dysplasia means abnormal cells. Cervical dysplasia is NOT cancer. Your doctor will likely recommend a colposcopy to evaluate your cervix. A microscope is used to look for abnormal cells on the cervix. A biopsy may be taken to confirm the diagnosis of dysplasia. Depending on the biopsy results your doctor may recommend treatment or close follow-up with frequent pap smears. It is unlikely you will have any long-term problems form this if you follow your doctors’ treatment plan.