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Women's Health News

Using a model to estimate breast cancer risk in effort to improve prevention

Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT Read More

Lung function may influence risk of vocal fatigue for female teachers

Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT Read More

Acupuncture reduces hot flashes, night sweats in menopause

Wed, 25 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT Read More

Study finds depression lowers women's chances of pregnancy

Wed, 25 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT Read More

Research revealing early changes at epigenetic level points to possible new prevention strategies for ovarian cancer

Wed, 25 May 2016 04:00:00 PDT Read More

Barbara L. Patrick MD, Facog Gynecology Services

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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

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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.