See what helpful resources we offer your growing family.

For Expectant Families

Reach and maintain your best possible level of wellness.

How can we help you?

Find gynecologic care choices for each life transition.

How can we help you?

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

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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Call us at 205.397.1286 to schedule your appointment.

After Hours

In labor or other urgent care need?

For medical emergencies dial 911.

News Highlights

CDC guidelines still require that you  wear a mask in healthcare facilities–both the hospital and our office–whether or not you are vaccinated. Please bring a mask to your appointment. You will be entering public areas of the hospital including the elevators before you come to our office.


Our Physicians

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

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

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


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Latest Posts


Congratulations to Our Colleagues at Brookwood Women’s Medical Center!

We share the following press release with great pride! Our thanks to the entire Brookwood staff for providing this excellent care of our patients and all in the greater Birmingham community.
Brookwood Baptist Women’s Center Only Alabama Hospital Awarded on Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 List
May 11, 2022

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – May 11, 2022 – Brookwood Baptist Medical Center has been awarded on Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Hospitals 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on May 11, 2022…

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Your Relationship With Alcohol: Just Another Reason For Women To Feel Guilty?

To start, I am not writing about Alcohol Use Disorder specifically. I just want to offer a little sip of caution to those who drink alcohol socially—almost half of Alabama adults. What is social drinking? Well, some people are more social than others. But if you’re rethinking your drinking habits, you really want to know “Where do I fit in?” “Are my alcohol choices affecting my health or quality of life?”

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Scroll to the end of the post for a refresher on the medical facts of alcohol consumption. But if you clicked on…

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Our Patient Portal Makes Your Ob-Gyn Care More Convenient

We hope you will register for our Patient Portal if you are not yet registered. It gives you a secure, reliable way to reach us. (Example: In the event of phone service interruptions). It also gives us a reliable way to communicate Personal Health Information to you. Our PORTAL is HIPAA compliant, so your privacy is protected. We cannot use regular email (outside of the PORTAL) to send you personal information about your care.


We may not be able to reach you by phone in timely circumstances, and SMS (text) messages containing Personal Health Information are prohibited. We do not…

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