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Women's Health News

Bed-sharing with baby: the risks and benefits

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:00:00 PDT Read More

Hospital variation in C-section rates 'not explained by mothers' medical problems'

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT Read More

New UK report reveals £8 billion cost of mental health problems in pregnancy

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 PDT Read More

New report highlights potential links between weight, physical activity and breast cancer survival

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:00:00 PDT Read More

S-equol supplements associated with improved measures of reproductive health in postmenopausal women

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT Read More

Barbara L. Patrick MD, Facog Gynecology Services
mail clinic@womantowomangyn.com

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Dear Patients,

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.