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 my risk for heart disease?
Each year 300,000 women die from heart disease; this is the number one cause of death in women. Risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, advancing age, family history, high cholesterol or LDL levels, tobacco use, obesity, diabetes, and a sedentary lifestyle. Warning signs of a heart attack can by unusual in women. The crushing chest pain with spread to the neck, jaw, and arms, which is typical in men, may not occur in women. Watch for nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue, lightheadedness, fainting or excessive sweating. See your doctor if you have any concerns.