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
I can’t remember to take my birth control pill—what else can I do?
Put your pill pack next to your toothbrush and take the pill when you brush your teeth. If that doesn’t work, other options available include the Orthoeva patch, which is placed weekly for three weeks or the Nuvaring which is placed in the vagina for three weeks then removed for a week before placing a new ring. A third option is Depoprovera, an injection which is given every 12 weeks. A single implantable rod, Implanon, is also available and effective for three years. Besides barrier methods of foam and condoms or the diaphragm, the last option would be an IUD which is effective for 5 to 10 years depending on the type.