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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.

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In labor or other urgent care need?

For medical emergencies dial 911.

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Our Physicians

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

We are a 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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Katie Couric’s Breast Cancer Announcement—with a Few Words from Dr. Favor

Today former news anchor Katie Couric revealed that she has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Her announcement on social media read:

“Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. On June 21st, I became one of them.” You can read her full post here. Seeing this headline and realizing that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is just a few days off, Dr. Favor wanted to pass along some important facts about breast cancer risk and breast care.

Dr. Favor emphasizes that the latest strategies against breast cancer include identifying women at higher risk and…

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Are you planning to become pregnant?
Will you have contact with an infant this year?
Are you attending college?
Have you reached age 60?
Are you planning foreign travel?
Most of us are very aware that children need immunizations to protect them from contagious diseases and to enroll them in school. Each summer, moms plan visits to the pediatrician to update the important blue slip, the Alabama Certificate of Immunization. But our need for vaccinations extends beyond childhood. The questions above are reminders of just some of the situations for which adult women need to consider their immunizations.
We know…

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Long Acting Reversible Contraception: A Birth Control Method Many Gynecologists Choose for Themselves

Surprising Facts:
Over 40% of women’s health providers choose the Intrauterine Device (IUD) for themselves according to one study. However, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reports that only about 12% of American women overall are choosing an IUD or other long-acting reversible contraception methods (LARC). These gynecologists and other providers help their patients learn about the advantages they enjoy themselves. Long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods like the intrauterine device (IUD) and arm implant (Nexplanon) are very reliable types of birth control that provide years of protection against pregnancy with a single device.
Why Do So…

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