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 is endometriosis?
Endometriosis occurs when the glands that line the uterus spread to locations outside of the uterus, such as the ovaries, bowel and bladder. No one knows for sure why this happens to some women. These implants bleed when you’re on your period which can cause severe cramping. Other symptoms include infertility, painful intercourse and chronic pelvic pain. Endometriosis is most often diagnosed by a laparoscopy where, while under anesthesia, a small scope is place in the abdomen to look for these implants. This can be treated with either medications or surgery.