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For Expectant Families

Reach and maintain your best possible level of wellness.

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Find gynecologic care choices for each life transition.

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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 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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News Highlights

We are seeing patients as usual!

However, please reschedule if you have or suspect COVID-19 infection, have symptoms of flu-like illness, have traveled out of the country within the last 14 days (or have had close contact with an individual in one of those groups.  If you are an OB patient in one of those groups, please call us before coming in for your appointment. We will arrange your continuing care with the appropriate precautions. We encourage you to fill out your patient forms (tab at top of page) before you arrive.

Important information for Dr. Stradtman’s patients

Regarding Dr. Stradtman’s medical leave of absence. Read more.


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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Latest Posts


Who Should be Tested? New COVID-19 testing in Birmingham

For our patients, we want to update our previous guidance about testing. UAB is now offering COVID-19 testing at a drive-thru site, by appointment only.
To use this testing site, you must have symptoms of COVID-19 infection and first be screened by telephone. (205-975-1881). The following is a summary of our current guidance about who should be tested.

As COVID-19 testing has expanded in the greater-Birmingham area, many individuals are still uncertain about whether testing would benefit them and their family members. The confusion is understandable considering the amount of press commentary about…

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Even in Our Most Difficult Days…

…we are blessed to share moments of great joy with women and their families.
This beautiful piece turned up in one of our social media mailboxes today. New York Times “Well” writer Tara Parker-Pope reflects on the good in our lives. We hope you will find something calming in her words.
March 18, 2020

Dear Readers

Every day brings a new question, a new worry, a new fear about the coronavirus pandemic. It’s essential to pay attention to public health advice to practice social distancing and to stay home to limit contact and reduce the spread of infection…

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For Families in Greater Birmingham–Our Response to the COVID-19 Situation

We are seeing patients in our office as usual! We ask you to call our office to reschedule if:

You have symptoms of a flu-like illness (fever, cough, etc.)
You have traveled outside of the U.S. within the last 14 days
You have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 infection or symptoms of a flu-like illness, or has traveled outside the country within the last 14 days

If you do not belong to one of the above groups, we are very happy to see you as usual.
For any OB patient who may fit…

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