Drs. Favor, Stradtman, Gregory, Whitehead, Hall-Minnie, and Malek

At Sparks and Favor, we have been providing quality OBGYN services to Birmingham women for over 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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Call us at 205.397.1286 to schedule your appointment.

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In labor or other urgent OB/GYN need?

For medical emergencies, dial 911.

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Check this space to find updates to our office hours caused by winter weather.  If you are having a medical emergency, CALL 911. If you think you may be in labor or have another urgent concern that requires our immediate attention, you can reach our on-call physician by dialing (205) 397-1286.


Our Physicians: Women Caring for Women!

Meet our board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists.

We are a group of women who share a dedication to quality women’s health care here in Birmingham. Each of us trained in a nationally recognized university medical center.

One of us is available 24/7 for our patients in labor or for emergent gynecologic problems. We do not share after-hours call with physicians outside of our group.


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Sparks & Favor Sponsors Golden Gala for Baby Steps Bama

We are proud to partner with Baby Steps Bama as a sponsor of their Golden Gala.  Baby Steps is a non-profit organization that supports pregnant and parenting college students so that they are empowered to thrive as both parents and students.
The organization’s vision is “to create a culture of empowerment that changes how universities, communities, and society as a whole respond to and support Student-Moms. Young women facing unplanned pregnancies should not be defined by their circumstances but empowered to thrive. We are diligently working to bring Baby Steps to Student-Moms across the nation.” So…

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Ask Your Ob-Gyn—Dr. Sarah Whitehead Answers Questions about Endometriosis

What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis in a condition in which tissue normally found in the lining of the uterus begins to grow in other areas of a woman’s abdomen. It is normal tissue, not a cancer, but it can still cause great discomfort and other medical problems. Endometriosis is very common, affecting about one in ten women.

The misplaced endometrial tissue can become attached to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, the outside surface of the uterus, the bladder, bowel, or other places in the pelvis.
What problems does endometriosis cause…

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5 Toxic New Year’s Resolutions to Avoid in 2024

The New Year and its traditions are upon us. For most of us, the festivities will include some combination of watching football, eating collards and black-eyed peas, attending a party, counting down the ball descent on Times Square, toasting 2024, AND making a New Year’s resolution!

Notice that the last item is not likely to help any of us look forward to 2024 with optimism. The reason is obvious. Experience tells us that most New Year’s resolutions are doomed to fail. So today our New Year’s greeting for patients and friends will not include the typical…

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