Seeing a gynecologist is an important step in a woman’s life. Most physicians recommend that women begin to have annual appointments with their gynecologist in their teenage years so that he or she can help with awareness and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, and optimal women’s health. While patients can choose a physician who specializes only in gynecology, many opt for one who also practices obstetrics so that they can use the same physician when they become pregnant in the future.
An OB/GYN is a physician who practices both obstetrics and gynecology. This type of physician is beneficial to many women because they can continue to see the same physician when pregnant and when they’re not pregnant. This allows for continuity of care, having a physician who already knows your health history, and seeing a physician with whom she has an established relationship.
If you’ve recently become pregnant and do not have an obstetrician or have not seen a gynecologist in a while, it’s important to find a physician quickly. During pregnancy, your OB/GYN will be critical to your care. Your OB/GYN will monitor you and the baby throughout the entire pregnancy, perform prenatal testing, and help to identify any potential problems or complications. Your physician will also advise you about any foods or activities to avoid, prescribe necessary vitamins or medications, and help you though the physical and emotional changes that pregnancy brings. Perhaps most importantly, the OB/GYN will deliver your baby and monitor the patient and the baby afterwards.
Because you will spend a great deal of time with him or her, finding an OB/GYN that you trust is very important. Dr. Taryll Jenkins of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine has assisted countless women though their pregnancies. With expert physical care and gentle bedside manner, Dr. Jenkins earns the trust and respect of his patients from the first appointment. He is trained in obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive medicine thus being able to care for a patient throughout most of her life.
For more information about how obstetric care can help you have a healthy pregnancy, call Dr. Jenkins today.
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.