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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

What is emergency contraception?

This is a type of birth control used after unprotected intercourse.  The “morning after pill” is available over the counter to women 18 or older.  This is a progesterone only pill so can be used by women who have a contraindication to regular birth control pills.  It must be started within 72 hours after exposure.  The sooner it is used the more effective it is.  It reduces the chance of pregnancy by 75%.  Side effects are nausea/vomiting, headaches, cramps and irregular bleeding. If you are unable to take hormone of any kind, an IUD is an option if placed within 5 to 7 days