Gynecology is a medical specialty focusing on women’s reproductive health. Obstetrics is a related specialty, providing prenatal care to expectant mothers. An OB/GYN, such as Dr. Jenkins, of Katy, TX, is physician who practices both specialties, providing customized care throughout the stages of your life.
The human body is infinitely complex, with an amazing amount of structures, systems, and potential for malfunction or disease. A general physician is trained to diagnose and treat conditions anywhere on the male or female body, from athlete’s foot to earaches and everything in between. Naturally, that individual cannot study every potential health condition in depth. By necessity, there are many medical specialties, such as gynecology, which involve in-depth training of specific aspects of medicine.
Women face unique challenges and have unique health needs, which change throughout life. A gynecologist is uniquely qualified to provide the specialized care that a woman needs at every stage. From teens to grandmothers, gynecological care is important.
The first visit should be between the ages of 13 and 15. From the teen years until well after menopause, routine check-ups are recommended. The frequency will vary, depending on your age and health. Most women can discontinue regular appointments around the age of 70, but they should see a gynecologist if any problems develop.
In addition to your regularly scheduled Well Woman exam, you should see Dr. Jenkins if:
Anytime you have concerns about your gynecological health, we are here for you. Please feel free to call our office at 855-346-8610 with questions, or to request 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.