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 are the risk factors for developing osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis or low bone mineral density (BMD) is more common in thin women, Caucasian or Asian females and those on long-term corticosteroids or anti-seizure drugs. Menopause, tobacco use, overactive thyroid and parathyroid disease and a family history of osteoporosis also increase your chances of developing this disease. To decrease your chances of developing thin bones try to consume 1000-1500mg of elemental calcium and 800 iu of vitamin D daily. Weight bearing exercise such as walking will help to keep your bones strong.