Gynecology is a branch of medicine centered around caring for women throughout their stages and transitions in life. At Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine, we take a personalized approach to our care, offering a wide range of gynecological services for women in the Katy, TX area. Whether you are coming for a well woman exam, have questions about contraception or STD testing, or need guidance through menopause, our team is here to help. Call us today at 855-346-8610 to book an appointment.
Gynecology deals with the health of the female reproductive systems and the breasts. No matter your stage of life, a gynecologists will provide care from puberty through menopause and beyond. From issues like incontinence to birth control to cancer, our physicians are focused on improving the health of women in the Katy, TX area.
Your team at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine will also monitor your overall health, paying attention to systemic conditions such as diabetes and their impact on your reproductive organs.
The following are some of the most common gynecological services we provide:
Other gynecological services include:
One of the most important aspects of gynecological care is the annual well-woman exam. During this annual exam, the gynecologist will examine the reproductive organs, conduct a breast exam, test for STDs, discuss contraception and perform a pap smear.
The doctor will begin by discussing your personal health and any concerns you may have. The pelvic exam starts with examining the outside of the vagina for abnormalities before moving on to check the reproductive organs on the inside of your body. With your feet in stirrups and your legs bent, the doctor will insert a speculum to allow visual access of the vagina and cervix. While you may feel some pressure during a pelvic exam, it should not be painful.
The doctor will also do an internal exam where two fingers are placed in the vagina and the other hand is placed on the lower part of your stomach. This is done to feel the reproductive organs from the outside of the body. A breast exam is done to feel for lumps or other abnormalities.
During the pelvic exam, your doctor may perform a pap test which is a sampling of cells to check for HPV, cancer, or other abnormalities. If you are sexually active, your doctor may also take a swab of tissue or blood test to look for sexually transmitted diseases.
During your annual well-woman exams, not only is your doctor looking for any health concerns that should be addressed, but they are also there to listen to your concerns and answer your questions. If you have questions about your periods, sex, vaginal discharge, incontinence, etc., it’s a great time to bring them up.
Gynecological problems addressed by Katy, TX gynecologist:
A gynecologist is highly trained and experienced to help women through all of life’s changes. We recommend that all women start seeking routine gynecological care around the age of 15 or when you start becoming sexually active, whichever comes first. We have seen many of our patients throughout their various stages of life.
Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine offers comprehensive care. In addition to gynecological services, we provide care for women throughout pregnancy and childbirth and infertility treatment. If you live in the Katy, TX area, call us today at 855-346-8610 to book an appointment.
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.