SEC Lung

Welcome to SEC Lung

SEC Lung is a medical practice focused on Respiratory Health and Sleep Medicine, serving lower Alabama since 2009. Here are a few of the most common problems we evaluate and manage:
  • COPD/asthma/emphysema
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chronic or acute cough
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Abnormal chest x-ray/chest CT
  • Other lung and sleep conditions

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.

 

DECEMBER 2018 Update:

We want to wish all of you Happy Holidays – whichever one you celebrate!  Our office will remain open through the holidays – other than Christmas Eve and Day, and New Years Day.  Our clinic schedule will be cut back however, so call ahead if you want to be seen during this time.

The holidays bring friends, family, and communicable diseases together – so we continue to recommend the flu vaccine for all of our patients.  We have used up all of our flu vaccine, but most pharmacies have the vaccine available without any appointment required.

 

TIP:  Since insurance coverage of medications may change for some of your medicines with the start of 2019, be sure to refill all the medications you can before the end of December.

 

ASTHMA: If you have been prescribed an inhaler and not had a breathing test within the past year – please come see us. If you have poorly controlled asthma – frequent flareups, use of prednisone, ER visits, etc, please come see us. We are asthma specialists and can insure that you have the correct diagnosis and medications.

Quit Smoking! Smokers interested in quitting should be sure to check out the website: www.quitnowalabama.com for information about resources provided by the state of Alabama for smoking cessation, which includes phone coaching and free nicotine patches. Check it out – you’ve got only your cigarettes to lose!

Chest CT Lung Cancer Screening!  Medicare now pays for an annual low dose chest CT scan looking for early stages of lung cancer that has a high chance of cure by surgery.  Individuals 55 – 77 years of age, currently smoking or within 15 years of quitting, and with a consumption of at least 30 pack years are eligible.  Please call us for more information.  If you are not one of our patients, we will be happy to see you to insure eligibility, order the test and see you afterwards for review of the results.

 

Please go to our sister website: sec-clinical-research.com to learn more about clinical research opportunities in COPD and asthma at both our Andalusia and Dothan clinical research sites!

 

(Rob Garver MD)

Click here for SEC Clinical Research

Our Services

Lung Disease

Lung Disease

Comprehensive respiratory health evaluations include full medical history and physical examination, review of past medical records, lung function testing, simple exercise test, and review of relevant xrays

Sleep Medicine

Sleep Medicine

Comprehensive sleep evaluations include full medical history, sleep history with sleepiness questionnaire, review of any prior sleep evaluations, and full physical examination

Clinical Research

Clinical Research

Pharmaceutical sponsored research of experimental therapies for COPD and other respiratory conditions is offered by our on site research facililty: SEC Clinical Research

Our Team

Mission Statement

SEC Lung is dedicated to providing high quality, compassionate, and efficient care in respiratory and sleep medicine to rural lower Alabama. Let us help you breath more easily.
Toll Free Phone: 1-888-681-5864
FAX: 334-222-6633