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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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Call us at 205.397.1286 to schedule your appointment.

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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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Tips for Healthy Travel

Are you considering whether and when to plan a family vacation during this unusual Summer of 2021? Our best advice would center on the question “Have you been vaccinated against COVID-19?” But whenever you decide to resume some of your most enjoyable family activities, these tips for safe travel (from a past blog post) are more important than ever. Know your destination. Does it have specific COVID testing or quarantine requirements? If you are not driving, what does your mode of transportation require. In other words, plan ahead. And enjoy some of the freedoms that vaccination brings…

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COVID Vaccine–an Incredible Gift

The best gift I received this past Christmas was, without a doubt, my first dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine. When an email in mid-December notified me that I had been given one of Birmingham’s precious first few vaccination appointments, I felt joy and relief. Obstetricians, like other front-line healthcare providers, cannot postpone seeing patients with coronavirus until they recover. Our expectant mothers still need our care. So, I and my partners were offered the vaccine early, and we accepted gratefully. Never for a moment did any of us consider not taking the vaccine.

As doctors, we…

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Update to Our Office COVID Policies

As Alabama’s statewide mask requirement has now expired (5 PM, April 9th), we would like to inform our patients about how that will affect your care at Sparks & Favor.

First, we want you to know that we are extremely confident in the vaccines. Their ability to protect people from serious illness and hospitalization has been spectacular. Breakthrough cases are extremely rare. Of the scant number of infections after vaccination, most people have had very mild symptoms or none at all. Your shot is a ticket back to your normal life.

If you have not yet been vaccinated, ALL…

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