Welcome to SEC Lung
Our main office is in Andalusia, with additional locations in Brewton and Monroeville – more information can be found in Locations. Alabama communities served by our SEC Lung clinics include Opp, Enterprise, Greenville, Evergreen, Georgiana, Mckenzie, Florala, Luverne, Brantley, Elba, Geneva, Samson, Grove Hill, and Thomasville. Communities served in northwest Florida include Jay, Century, Baker, Crestview, and Defuniak Springs.
Dr. Rob Garver, is the primary physician for SEC Lung, board certified in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Garver is on the Active Staff of Sacred Heart and Baptist Hospitals in Pensacola where most of his hospital work is performed in a close collaboration with the Pensacola Lung Group. With more than 30 years of experience as a specialist in diseases of the lung ("lung doctor" or "pulmonologist"), Dr. Rob Garver is well-qualified to address your respiratory health needs. For more information about Rob Garver’s qualifications and background, go to Physician Qualifications and Physician Personal Statement.
February, 2018 News, Updates and Advice: Asthma is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for millions of Americans. There is no cure for asthma, but the good is that with proper management, you or your loved one with asthma can live a normal, healthy life. Working in partnership with a healthcare provider is one important key to successfully managing your asthma. Together, you and your healthcare provider can discover what experiences and/or exposures, called "asthma triggers," put you at a greater risk for exacerbations, or "flare-ups," the steps to take when you begin to experience symptoms, and discuss when to call your healthcare provider or seek emergency treatment for acute illness. If you have asthma, or think you may have asthma, schedule an appointment at SEC Lung today.
We want to remind all of our patients that we are happy to see you for acute problems with your breathing. We are usually able to make a "work-in" appointment, but please call ahead so we can arrange our schedule to accommodate you. We have clinic sessions Mondays and Thursdays in Andalusia, while on most Tuesdays we're in one of our satellite clinics in Brewton or Monroeville.
35,000,000 US smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease according to the Journal of the American Medical Association - Internal Medicine! Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the most common smoking related lung disease, killing more than 100,000 Americans every year. COPD problems are the cause of 1.5 million ER visits, 15 million physician visits and 739,000 hospitalizations in the US each year. Unsure if you have COPD? Let us help - please call 334-504-7014 to schedule a free pulmonary function test and screening evaluation for COPD. The past year has seen the introduction of several new inhalers for COPD and asthma. If you have either COPD or asthma and have not seen a lung specialist, come see us for a new patient evaluation that includes a comprehensive review of your breathing medicines to be sure you are receiving the best therapy possible.
(Rob Garver MD)