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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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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.

News Highlights

iNFORMATION FOR dR. bROWN’S pATIENTS

We would like to notify our patients that Dr. Cynthia Brown has left Sparks & Favor to begin a new chapter in her career. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Unless you are experiencing an emergency…

We recommend that our OB patients call us before heading to the hospital. We will notify Labor and Deliver to expect you and give the staff some preliminary instructions for your care. CLICK HERE to find a copy of our “Call us if…” information page.

 

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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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Meet Our Doctors

Latest Posts

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Meet Dr. Cameron Askew–and learn about bariatric (weight-loss) surgery in Birmingham

Dr. Cameron Askew is a board-certified general surgeon. She cares for patients with a wide range of surgical problems, especially men and women seeking bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. She practices at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center here in Birmingham.

Dr. Askew is a life-long Alabamian. She is a graduate of Florida State University and the University of Alabama School of Medicine (UAB). She completed her general surgery training in the Baptist Health System. She is married with two stepsons, two dogs, and an active role in promoting obesity education; so, she understands her patients’ struggles to prioritize health in…

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Problems with Sexual Function

“Approximately 43% of American women report experiencing sexual problems, with 12% considering this problem to be so bothersome that it leads to personal distress.[1]” My hope is that providing some basic information here will encourage women to speak to their physicians if they are having this experience.

Doctors use the term female sexual dysfunction to refer to a group of problems including lack of interest in sex, pain with sex, and lack of satisfying sexual experience. A woman’s sexual response depends on many physical and psychological factors, so it is often difficult to identify and treat a single…

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Our Mammography Technologist Discusses 3D Mammography

So…a year has passed since we began using our new 3D mammography unit. If you have not yet had a mammogram with this technology, you may be overdue. Here is a re-run of last year’s post about the advantages of the new machine. Our patients tell us that it’s Smart-Curve compression surface is indeed more comfortable! Breast Cancer Awareness Month reminds us to ask ourselves “When was my last mammogram.” (If you can’t remember, call us. We’ll check.)

Most of our patients (beyond that “certain age”), have met Mrs. Charlene Aitken, Sparks &amp…

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