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For Expectant Families

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Find gynecologic care choices for each life transition.

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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


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.



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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Women’s Health Update: Mood Changes During the Menopause Transition

Click here to learn more about mood changes many women experience during the menopause transition.
This brief video from the North American Menopause Society discusses the relationship between menopause and increased feelings of depression, anxiety, or other mood symptoms. It offers some guidelines about whether these feelings may be menopause-related, as well as a discussion of treatment options…

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From Dr. Sarah Whitehead—Optimizing Your Chance of Becoming Pregnant, an Obstetrician’s View

You’ve decided you’re ready to start a family. In fact, you’ve decided that the next few months would be “ideal” to begin a pregnancy. But a month goes by, and then another, and no little + sign appears on the magic stick. You’re not exactly worried, nor should you be. Statistics say that around 20% of couples who will eventually have a spontaneous pregnancy do not conceive during the first six months that they attempt getting pregnant.  Obstetricians define infertility as the inability to achieve a successful pregnancy after twelve months of regular, unprotected intercourse. So, during…

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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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