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

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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For medical emergencies, dial 911.

News Highlights

Our new physician, Dr. MacKenzie Malek, is now scheduling patients!

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Our Physicians--Women Caring for Women!

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

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

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


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Latest Posts


From Dr. Favor–Top 5 Reasons Why People Do Not Take the Flu Shot

I’ve never gotten the flu, so I’d rather just take my chances.
True, individuals are not equally susceptible to getting sick from the flu. Science has informed us that genetics plays a role in how a person’s immune system responds to viral illnesses. The immune cells your body has on hand when you are exposed also influence your susceptibility. And some people who become infected have only mild flu symptoms or even no symptoms at all. It is still possible to pass the virus to your coworkers or loved ones.

You may have avoided the flu so…

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From Dr. Favor: A Word about Pancreatic Cancer

updated 11/20/2023
The pancreas is a small organ behind the stomach. It produces hormones like insulin and enzymes that help digest food. Like other very serious cancers, pancreatic cancer usually doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. There is no reliable test to find pancreatic cancer at an early stage. With so little available to fight this disease, you might wonder why, as a women’s physician, I am talking about pancreatic cancer.

I realize that I am the only physician many of my patients see regularly. When you come in for your well…

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Facing a Breast Cancer Diagnosis—from Mammogram to Surgery

Each October, we repost Dr. Stradtman’s  (2020) blog for women who may be going through the diagnostic process for breast cancer. We appreciate Dr. Stradtman’s willingness to share her personal experience.

The year 2020 affected all of us in ways we could not have imagined. But in February as we were beginning to realize how Covid-19 might alter our lives, I confronted another difficult life event. My annual screening mammogram revealed an abnormality that would require surgery and was likely to be malignant. I feel very fortunate that, in this case, the routine care I recommend…

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