While Drs Jenkins, Roy, Ramirez and Ikwuagwu offer routine services in Katy, there may come a time when reproductive treatments are necessary to restore your health
This condition, in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows somewhere else, tops the CDC’s list of “common reproductive health concerns for women.” While there may be heavy bleeding, some women don’t realize they have a problem until they can’t get pregnant. Hormonal therapies relieve heavy or long periods and shrink the build-up of endometrial tissue. Conservative surgeries using laparoscopy remove tissue while preserving the uterus and ovaries.
Infertility is also a symptom of this common endocrine system disorder, which arises when ovaries or adrenal glands make too many male hormones. PCOS is associated with several complications, from high blood pressure to Type 2 diabetes. With an accurate diagnosis in hand, the doctors may recommend a low-calorie diet, moderate exercise, and medications that regulate your menstrual cycle and help you ovulate if you’re trying to become pregnant.
The importance of extensive, specialized training and diagnostics can’t be overstated, because cancers like those affecting the ovaries often mimic other less serious conditions like irritable bowel disorders. When discovered early, most cases can be easily cured. Due to these vague symptoms and the high incidence of misdiagnoses, it’s estimated that up to 70 percent of these cases are detected in their advanced stages so, while ovarian cancer is rare, it is deadlier than other gynecological cancers, including those affecting the cervix, uterus, vagina, and vulva. As with other types of cancers, treatment depends on the type of cancer and how far it has spread.
Drs Jenkins, Roy, Ramirez and Ikwuagwu and their team are with you in good times and bad, during challenges and joys. Call 855-346-8610 to schedule your next 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.