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Drs. Sparks, Favor, Stradtman, Gregory, and Whitehead

At Sparks and Favor, we have been providing quality OBGYN services to Birmingham women for nearly 30 years. We offer the advantages of modern technology including 3D mammography and minimally-invasive (robotic) surgical capabilities. Above all, we promote good health outcomes through the relationships we build with our patients over time.


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Keep scrolling down for the latest blog posts from our docs–including info on whether pregnant women face higher COVID risk.

 

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Our Physicians

Meet our board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists. We proudly announce that Drs. Sparks, Favor, Stradtman, and Gregory have again been named to the prestigious Best Doctors in America® list .
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Covid and Pregancy–Info for Birmingham Moms

We would like to comment briefly on a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about COVID-19 and pregnancy. The report—covered by the major media—stated that pregnant women with COVID-19 infections were more likely to be admitted to the hospital, require ICU care, and require mechanical ventilation (a respirator) than women who are not pregnant.

Of course, we advise our pregnant patients to take the recommended precautions to avoid contagious illnesses—including COVID-19. But we are concerned that this report creates stress and anxiety for our expectant mothers that far outweighs…

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Gynecologic Cancers–Recognize What’s Not Normal for You

We want to remind you of the risks of postponing screening tests and other preventive healthcare.
Research tells us that Americans fear cancer more than any other health event, even though heart disease is the leading cause of death. Much of this fear comes from the belief that cancer or cancer death is just a matter of random chance, something we are powerless to prevent. But let’s look at the actual facts about gynecologic cancers.

We refer to any cancer that begins in a woman’s reproductive organs as a gynecologic cancer. About 100,000 women are newly diagnosed…

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For Our Patients: FAQs About Your Upcoming Appointment

State Health Officer Scott Harris reported on Tuesday 4/28 that Alabama is now seeing a leveling-off in the rate of new Covid-19 cases within our state. This appears to be the situation in Jefferson County as well. Here at Brookwood, as across the state, we have not experienced near  the numbers of Covid-19 patients needing hospital care that was predicted. Therefore, in conjunction with Gov. Kay Ivey’s re-opening recommendations, Dr. Harris stated, “There are no continuing restrictions on procedures by doctors or dentists, or dentists or optometrists or [other medical providers]. They are free…

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