The doctors at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine emphasize the importance of the “Well-Woman Visit,” another way of referring to the annual OB/GYN visit.
You or someone you love probably visits their family doctor at least once a year. These visits give your doctor a chance to monitor your overall health. Since your health can change, this visit can help you avoid serious complications with early, proper treatment. This approach to check-ups very much applies to your OB/GYN visits.
There is no more ideal time to see your doctor than when things are going well and you are “symptom-free,” before serious problems arise. During annual appointments, the doctors may detect conditions that are asymptomatic, or underlying problems you didn’t know you had. Some disorders don’t present themselves until they have progressed to the point where treatment is challenging and they have the potential to greatly interfere with the quality of your life.
The specialists provide a listening ear, while also offering advice on habits that keep you healthy and free of the conditions you can control. For instance, being overweight puts you at greater risk of developing:
Women who have a Body Mass Index of 30 or more are also at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes, the term for diabetes that occurs during pregnancy.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reports the “Well-Women” visit generally includes:
Depending on your age and risk factors, other tests such as the pelvic exam, Pap smear, clinical breast exam, mammogram, and HPV test may be ordered. Call 855-346-8610 today to schedule your visit.
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.