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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

Important information for Dr. Stradtman’s patients

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

new blog post “Considering a Hysterectomy?”

Learn…Is it urgently needed? Is it medically necessary but not urgent? Is it one of several treatment options? Or is it unnecessary? Scroll down to find link

 

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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

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From Dr. Stradtman…

I would like to share with my patients that I will be taking a short leave of absence from my practice beginning later this week. I have received an abnormal result on a recent mammogram, and surgery will be necessary. I feel very fortunate that, in this case, the good routine medical care I recommend to women each day has allowed me to receive early treatment, and I look forward to returning to my full schedule in a few weeks.

I regret this inconvenience to my patients, but I confidently place your care needs in the hands of my partners…

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Considering a Hysterectomy? Is it…

URGENT?
MEDICALLY NECESSARY, BUT NOT URGENT?
ONE OF SEVERAL OPTIONS?
UNNECESSARY?

By age 60, about 1/3 of American women will have had a hysterectomy. Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus (womb), in order to treat a gynecologic problem. We suggest surgery to our patients when it offers health or quality of life benefits that outweigh the risks of having surgery. On the other hand, a woman herself will sometimes tell her doctor that she is ready to consider a hysterectomy when the doctor has not recommended it.

In either situation, the decision to have surgery requires…

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From Dr. Favor–Myth: Men are much more likely to die of heart disease.

Did you know that HEART DISEASE IS THE #1 KILLER OF AMERICAN WOMEN?
Yes, it’s true. According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease takes more women than all cancers combined. Yet surveys show that only about half of you are aware of that fact. February is American Heart Month.
THE GENDER GAP IN HEART ATTACK DEATHS
The risk of death after a heart attack is higher in women than men.
Medical research has not been clear about why this occurs. Women are likely to be older than men when they suffer a first heart attack because estrogen…

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