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. 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.

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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

Holiday Hours:

Our office will be closed on  Friday, December 24th and Monday, December 27th. We will also be closed on Friday, December 31st.


Our Physicians

Meet our board-certified/board-eligible obstetricians and gynecologists.

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

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


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Latest Posts


Preventing Cervical Cancer–We Can Do Better!

This post has been updated:
Only about 60% of American teens (13 through 17) have been vaccinated against HPV. The HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine provides protection against certain viruses that are known to cause cervical cancer. Here in Alabama, the statistics are slightly worse. We remind you that–regardless of whether you have received the HPV vaccine–you should continue to be screened for cervical cancer after age 21 (Pap test/HPV test).

Recently the CDC has added additional guidance for adults over age 26 who have not yet been vaccinated against HPV as follows:
“…some adults age 27…

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Winter Has Come to Birmingham!

The COLD weather has finally arrived, along with post-holiday fatigue, and a mind-boggling COVID surge. If you’re hunkering down ’til things get better, try a hearty, comfort food to lift your spirits! This Chicken Brunswick Stew is New Year’s Diet friendly, “crockpot easy,” and sure to cure your winter chill! (For recipe, click the image…

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Gestational Diabetes–Good OB Care Makes a Difference in High-Risk Pregnancy

Over the nine months of your pregnancy, you are likely to experience some physical and emotional bumps in the road. Most women are not caught off guard by feelings of fatigue and the discomforts of morning sickness during the early weeks. These sensations usually improve. The middle months pass as you make plans and preparations for your child’s arrival.

As you begin your third trimester, your doctor will schedule a few tests to make sure your body is adapting well to the changes that pregnancy brings. Your 28-week appointment will include a screening test of your blood sugar…

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