Westover Hills Women's Health -  - OBGYN

Houmam Al-Hakeem, MD

OBGYN located in San Antonio, TX

Gynecology Specialist

Dr. Houmam Al-Hakeem is a highly respected, board-certified gynecologist in San Antonio who’s well-known for his warm personality and unwavering dedication to women’s health. Whether you’re seeing him for a routine gynecologic exam, treatment for painful menstrual periods, or symptom relief during menopause, you can trust Dr. Al-Hakeem to take the time to listen and address your concerns. Call Westover Hills Women’s Health today for an appointment with Dr. Al-Hakeem or use their convenient online scheduling service.

Gynecology Q & A

What is gynecology?

Gynecology is the branch of medicine that focuses on women’s reproductive health, and that includes much more than pregnancy and childbirth. Dr. Al-Hakeem is a skilled obstetrician who manages all phases of pregnancy, labor, and delivery for his patients. He’s also an experienced and accomplished gynecologist who cares about your gynecologic health throughout your lifetime.

Why is reproductive health important?

Your reproductive system includes your uterus, ovaries, cervix, and vagina. It also includes your urinary tract system, the hormones necessary for reproductive functions, and your breasts. No matter your age, when you have an imbalance in your hormones, an infection, or other medical issues affecting this complex system, it can greatly impact your physical and even emotional health.

For instance, the hormonal imbalance and other subsequent issues associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can increase your risks of developing diabetes, elevated blood pressure, and cholesterol abnormalities. It can also interfere with fertility. Dr. Al-Hakeem designs treatment plans that can relieve your symptoms and help prevent the health risks associated with PCOS and other gynecologic disorders.

What should I see a gynecologist for?

Dr. Al-Hakeem has extensive experience in managing all aspects of your gynecological care, including annual physical exams and tests such as a Pap smear to check for cervical changes. He may also recommend other lab work to evaluate your cholesterol levels, thyroid function, and other important health factors.

He can also prescribe worry-free birth control methods that suit your lifestyle, such as the Nexplanon® implant. This small device is implanted in the skin of your upper arm and secretes a hormone that offers highly effective birth control for three to four years.

Dr. Al-Hakeem is an expert at diagnosing and treating the underlying cause of symptoms such as:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Pain and difficulty with sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Painful periods (dysmenorrhea) with abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Irregular menstrual periods that might signal fibroids, polyps, or ovarian cysts

He’s also a skilled surgeon who prefers minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopic robotic surgery to treat uterine fibroids, polyps, and urinary incontinence. This means less pain for you and faster healing after the procedure.

Other treatment and diagnostic studies Dr. Al-Hakeem provides include:

  • Colposcopy to evaluate the health of your cervix, vagina, and vulva
  • Treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Relief from vaginal dryness, mood swings, and other symptoms associated with menopause

Accepted Insurance

We accept almost all insurance plans. If you have any questions about your coverage, please call our office. We are happy to help!

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Al-Hakeem is amazing. He delivered my last two daughters and did my tubal surgery. He is very professional, courteous and respectful."

    Anna L.
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    "I am so blessed to have found such a great doctor after having two miscarriages. He found out what the problem was and helped me successfully deliver my two daughters!"

    Verified Patient
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    "Dr. Al-Hakeem is very professional, honest, calm and treats every patient as a family member. We will go to him for sure if we decided on having a third baby."

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    "Dr. Al-Hakeem exceeded our expectations. He truly knows what he is doing and his office staff is very welcoming. You feel the positive energy in the office."

    Stephanie S.
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    "Best doctor and staff. They make you feel so comfortable and you can talk to them about anything! Highly recommend them!"

    Carmen C.
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    "Words can't explain how amazing this group has been throughout my pregnancy, during and after my delivery... and Diana is the best midwife that you can ever meet."

    Shanara G.
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    "He is very professional, attentive to your needs and very compassionate about his patients. I would definitely recommend them for pregnancy or gynecological needs."

    LaToya S.
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    "Always makes you feel at ease and always giving the best care. I would definitely recommend him to everyone. He is by far the best OB/GYN."

    Erica F.
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    "We really appreciate the extraordinary treatment and care he provided for our family. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for a fantastic labor and delivery doctor."

    Geno C.
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    "Dr. Al-Hakeem is amazing, he delivered both of my kids. Also, the midwives are amazing, they all take the time to answer any questions you have. Definitely recommend."

    Irys V.
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    "I knew this office was perfect from the front office staff and their warm welcomes to the genuine beside manner of Dr. Al-Hakeem and his Midwife Diana..."

    Kristina P.
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