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

At Sparks and Favor, we have been providing quality OBGYN services to Birmingham women for over 25 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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Our Physicians

Meet our board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists. We proudly announce that Drs. Sparks, Favor, Brown, Stradtman, and Gregory have again been named to the prestigious Best Doctors in America® list .
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Iron and Folic Acid–Diet Concerns for Women’s Health

The top nutrition/diet concerns we hear from you at your well-woman visits include weight management and bone health (calcium and vitamin D). Occasionally we answer questions about dietary or weight loss supplements. We usually recommend that the best source of the nutrients you need each day is a well-balanced diet! (Read Dr. Stradtman’s past blog about dietary supplements).

We realize, however, that a woman’s typical diet—even when she tries to eat well—may not be meeting the special nutritional needs she has at certain times in her life. Besides calcium and vitamin D (discussed…

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Are You Protected from Measles?

The Alabama Dept. of Public Health has withdrawn its confirmation of a case if measles originating in Jefferson County.
As measles outbreaks continue to occur in several states—the most in 25 years—patients have begun to ask me whether they are protected or whether they should receive another vaccination. Although the Alabama Dept. of Public Health has not yet recorded a case of measles originating in our state, AL.com reported that a traveler with confirmed measles did visit several locations in Alabama last week.

Public health officials are appropriately concerned. Up to 95% of persons who are exposed…

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All Women need to Know Something about this very common Viral Infection—Genital Herpes

Because of the high prevalence of genital herpes among adult women, all women should have some understanding of this illness.  Estimates indicate about 1 in 5 adult women have genital herpes. At least half of those who are infected have no symptoms and are completely unaware that they carry this virus. While contacting the virus has little impact on many women, a first outbreak can cause significant illness for some. Recurrent episodes may be painful and stressful. The infection is contagious, and can be a serious and sometimes fatal illness in a newborn.

For these reasons, having some basic facts…

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