See what helpful resources we offer your growing family.

For Expectant Families

Reach and maintain your best possible level of wellness.

How can we help you?

Find gynecologic care choices for each life transition.

How can we help you?

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

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.

Learn More


Call us at 205.397.1286 to schedule your appointment.

After Hours

In labor or other urgent care need?

For medical emergencies dial 911.

News Highlights

Meet Dr. Erin Hall-Minnie–Click Here

Dr. Sparks’ Retirement Message–Click Here


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 for 2020-2021.
Meet Our Doctors

Latest Posts


Dr. Sparks’ Retirement Message

Most of my patients know that my last day of practice will be September 30th, since I began early this year notifying you at your annual exam. I am very glad that I decided to do this. It has given me a chance to share memories with many of you whom I’ve cared for through years, decades, and sometimes generations. I’ve shared both joyous and challenging moments with you and your families. I cannot thank you enough for your trust in my care, and for your kind words as I pass that care on to my wonderful partners…

Read Full Article

Women’s Cancer Care

Another Reason We Entrust the Care of Our Patients to Brookwood Women’s Hospital

In 1973, Brookwood became the first hospital in Alabama to provide healthcare for women in an environment devoted entirely to their unique needs. In the decades since, Brookwood has remained steadfast in its commitment to provide the latest advances in women’s services. The hospital invested in the new technology known as robotic surgery near its beginning (2009). Over the next decade, Brookwood achieved headlines as national leader in women’s robotic gynecologic surgery, surpassing 7000 women’s cases! These thousands of women returned home…

Read Full Article

Menstrual Irregularities and the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Reports have begun to appear in mainstream and social media about an association between the COVID-19 vaccine and menstrual irregularities. This is very disappointing—not because the question shouldn’t be studied; but rather, because the reports thus far offer no scientific evidence whatsoever. Unfortunately, they do grab attention—exactly their purpose. For example, NPR covered the topic this week in its popular morning segment All Things Considered.

The headline read: “A Possible Side Effect? Thousands Of People Saw Menstruation Changes Post-Vaccine.” What was this about? The NPR commentator reviewed the post-vaccine experiences of two women, Dr…

Read Full Article