“My schedule is packed.” “I feel fine.” “It’s so embarrassing to talk about.” “I’m not planning to get pregnant.” “I’m not sexually-active.” “I’ve already gone through menopause.” There are plenty of arguments for avoiding an annual well woman examination. There are two compelling reasons to schedule this painless, less-than-an-hour visit:
One of every eight women in this country will get breast cancer. Breast cancer resulted in more than 40,000 deaths in 2015. Both incidence rates and death rates have DECREASED in recent years. The five-year relative survival rate for Stage 0 and Stage 1 breast cancers is 100 percent.
Those statistics illustrate the importance of early detection of breast cancer, and the same concept applies to cervical, ovarian, and other female cancers. In many cases, symptoms are not obvious when the disease is most treatable, but problems can be detected through medical examination and screening.
Many women suffer needlessly with female problems that are not life-threatening. In most cases, these conditions can be improved, allowing you to enjoy more comfort and confidence. A well woman exam is your opportunity to ask questions in an unhurried, discreet atmosphere.
The visit gives Dr. Jenkins a chance to update your general medical history. He will share information to help you make informed healthcare decisions and enjoy a healthier lifestyle with:
Dr. Jenkins recommends scheduling a first well woman examination at the onset of puberty – no later than age 21 or when a young woman becomes sexually active. Regular ongoing checkups help women of all ages live well and live longer. Call 855-346-8610 to schedule yours.
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.