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
How can I reduce my risk of cancer?
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the US. The best way to protect yourself is not to smoke. The chance for breast cancer is reduced if you breastfeed, exercise and maintain a healthy weight. Using sunscreen will help prevent skin cancers. Birth control pills have been proven to decrease your risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer. Young women should receive the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. All cancer is easier to treat in the early stages, so routine cancer screening with Pap smears, mammograms, and colonoscopy is important.