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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 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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News Highlights

Keep scrolling down for the latest blog posts from our docs–including info on whether pregnant women face higher COVID risk.

 

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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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Dr. Sparks Discusses Back-to-School Health Concerns

As students return to Alabama college campuses facing the risks and restrictions of COVID-19, please consider that the greatest risks to the well-being of young adults are not COVID-related. They happen year after year. This year we have lost about 285 young people, ages 15 to 24, who were Covid positive at the time of their death. But every year, a subgroup of these young people (college students age 18 to 24), lose nearly six times as many friends and classmates to alcohol-related accidental deaths. Many thousands more suffer life-altering unintentional injuries including sexual assault…

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Who Should be Tested? COVID-19 testing in Birmingham

For our patients, we want to update our previous guidance about COVID-19 testing.
Many individuals are still uncertain about whether testing would benefit them and their family members. The confusion is understandable considering the amount of press commentary about testing. The CDC has published testing guidelines, but leaves the final recommendations to each state’s health department…

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Covid and Pregancy–Info for Birmingham Moms

We would like to comment briefly on a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about COVID-19 and pregnancy. The report—covered by the major media—stated that pregnant women with COVID-19 infections were more likely to be admitted to the hospital, require ICU care, and require mechanical ventilation (a respirator) than women who are not pregnant.

Of course, we advise our pregnant patients to take the recommended precautions to avoid contagious illnesses—including COVID-19. But we are concerned that this report creates stress and anxiety for our expectant mothers that far outweighs…

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