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 can I take for my hot flashes other than hormone therapy?
Herbal products like soy, which is high in isoflavone, a plant estrogen are often used. Isoflavone can also by found in legumes, flaxseed and whole grains. Black cohash may help too. Herbs which have not been proven to help with menopausal symptoms include wild yam, Don Quai, evening primrose, valerian root, ginseng, and chasteberry. There are some medications that are used off-label for the treatment of hot flashes. These include certain antidepressants and neurotin (a seizure medication). Nothing works as well as hormone replacement therapy.