As a compassionate practice specializing in conditions unique to women, Drs Taryll L. Jenkins, Roy, Ramirez and Ikwuagwu guide patients through their lifelong health journey. Visits screen for and discuss symptoms such as pain, spotting, and abnormal discharge. They can be signs of gynecological disorders Katy TX specialists Drs Taryll L. Jenkins, Roy, Ramirez and Ikwuagwu accurately diagnose and effectively treat. Easily treatable infections can become bigger fertility and kidney problems if not addressed in a timely fashion.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends girls have their first gynecological visit between the ages of 13 and 15 years. A pelvic exam isn’t usually ordered at this time unless there are suspicious symptoms. The doctor checks for abnormal redness, swelling, and sores indicative of gynecological disorders such as STDs and ovarian cysts.
A physical gives our physicians an overall picture of your health. Your blood pressure is checked and the doctors are skilled at looking for signs of underlying problems.
A Pap test is a standard part of your visit if you are at least 21 years old. Also called a Pap smear, cells are collected from the lower part of the uterus or cervix to detect changes that may point to cancer. It’s generally done every three years.
If you’re at least 30 years old, HPV testing may be recommended. A sexually transmitted infection, the human papillomavirus has been linked to cervical cancer and several other cancers. The ACOG recommends annual mammograms if you are least 40 years old, while clinical breast exams are advised every three years after age 20. Thyroid screening, colonoscopy, and bone density tests may be ordered after aged 50.
Your needs and risk factors are unique, so don’t delay making an appointment with your compassionate health partner, Dr. Jenkins.
We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.
Having graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Chemistry in 2011, Dr. Stephanie Roy received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2015 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Today she is a leading Board-certified physician who works hard to provide you and your family with high quality services. In addition to spending time at the practice, Dr. Roy possesses extensive volunteer experience in the community. She was also a tutor at the Medical Careers Diversity Program in 2012 and since then has spent her free time volunteering for the St. Vincent’s Clinic.
Dr. Tiffany Ikwuagwu is passionate about caring for the diverse communities in Katy and Houston, TX. Having completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Houston, her medical degree at the Baylor College of Medicine, and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the McGovern Medical School, she worked as principal investigator on a research project with Dr. Nana Ankumah at UT Houston. A member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Ikwuagwu has served in several leadership roles and has made many contributions to the community.
Yara Ramirez, MD earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University and her doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston where she also completed her residency. She won the Resident Teaching Award from UTMB’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for two consecutive years.
Dr. Ramirez has researched extensively on many obstetrics-related topics. She has been a Junior Fellow Representative for the UTMB Residency Program and a Medical Student Education Committee Member at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has volunteered for various local and foreign community programs. Her fluency in Spanish and French is an asset to her organization.
Nadia Alexander is a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center. With seven years of experience in women’s health and a focus on obstetrics and ambulatory gynecology (vaginitis, UTI, and vaginal bleeding), she provides quality, compassionate care to patients in various stages of reproductive life. She is fluent in English and Spanish and is the lead contact for our Telehealth service.