Women’s health is important. From detecting problems early to treating a variety of issues, finding a gynecologist a woman likes and respects is important in ensuring that she stays healthy. When searching out a women’s health care provider many women see that obstetrics and gynecology are frequently linked. This is a natural linkage as both specialties take care of a woman’s reproductive health. However, many women wonder which type of women’s care is right for them.
A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in the women’s care in regards to their reproductive system. Procedures performed by a gynecologist include mammograms and pap smears, infections of the uterus or vagina, problems conceiving a baby, and hysterectomies. Sometimes a gynecologist confirms the pregnancy and then transfers a woman’s care to an obstetrician.
An obstetrician is a doctor who specializes in the care of pregnant women following conception through childbirth and post-natal care. An obstetrician will perform regularly scheduled checkup with the pregnant woman and will perform, or order, an ultrasound to ensure the health of the pregnancy and the baby.
Often physicians specialize in both obstetrics and gynecological care in order to care for a woman throughout all points of her life. Dr. Taryll Jenkins of the Katy, TX, practice, Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine, offers patients complete care in all stages of their lives. Individuals who begin as a gynecology patient are often pleased to find that Dr. Jenkins can continue to provide them with the care and respect they’ve come to depend on throughout their pregnancy as well. Likewise, those who come to Dr. Jenkins during their pregnancy feel confident continuing as a gynecology patient after the baby is born.
Dr. Jenkins provides general gynecology services including mammograms and pap smears, family planning, birth control and pregnancy care. Under his care, you can address any abnormalities that appear during a pap smear, infections, or pain, incontinence, irregular periods and much more. Dr. Jenkins and his entire team believe in treating you in a calm and comfortable office, with discreet, but expert, care. Using state-of-the-art technology and the latest advances in procedures, Dr. Jenkins can ensure that your health is his top priority. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 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.