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Drs. Sparks, Favor, Brown, 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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Appointments

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

Announcing Birth Planning 101 & 102

New for our expectant families–Read about our Birth Planning Appointments!

Practice Updates

Beginning Oct. 1, 2018, Dr. Sparks will limit his practice to gynecology. Read Dr. Sparks’ announcement to his patients.

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Our Physicians

Meet our board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists. We proudly announce that Drs. Sparks, Favor, Brown, Stradtman, and Gregory have again been named to the prestigious Best Doctors in America® list .
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Meet Our Doctors

Latest Posts

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A Chat with Dr. Whitehead–for Birmingham Girls!

From my childhood in Botswana (my parents were missionaries), I am deeply aware of the difference reproductive-health information can make in the lives of women and girls. The HIV/AIDS epidemic devastated Botswana. Women, particularly young women ages 15 to 24, are still suffering in greater numbers than men, and progress has stalled. The fact of their limited opportunity, especially in education, makes them vulnerable. Nearly half of them cannot answer even basic questions about HIV. Recalling these grim facts, I am grateful when, in my practice, I can offer young women the information they need to make healthy…

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Introducing Our New Website! A Wellness Resource for Birmingham Women

Our site, (the web-address has not changed), is an important resource for our current patients and also for women looking for a new obstetrician or gynecologist in Birmingham. We work to keep it up-to-date and informative. If you are a regular visitor to the site, you will notice a bright, fresh look. More important, we have tried to make it easier to find the information our patients use most frequently. The new site is more responsive across a wide variety of mobile devices!

If you have never landed on the Sparks & Favor site or not explored…

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From Dr. Favor–Myth: Men are much more likely to die of heart disease.

Did you know that HEART DISEASE IS THE #1 KILLER OF AMERICAN WOMEN?
Yes, it’s true. According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease takes more women than all cancers combined. Yet surveys show that only about half of you are aware of that fact. February is American Heart Month.
THE GENDER GAP IN HEART ATTACK DEATHS
The risk of death after a heart attack is higher in women than men.
Medical research has not been clear about why this occurs. Women are likely to be older than men when they suffer a first heart attack because estrogen…

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