SEC Lung was founded by Rob Garver MD in 2009. In the early days of SEC Lung, we travelled 3 or 4 days a week to different clinic locations in lower Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. As the practice grew most quickly in Andalusia, SEC Lung built and occupied a new office in 2012 with the retention of 2 satellite clinic locations visited on a rotating basis: Brewton and Monroeville. In 2011, Dr. Rob Garver established a close relationship with the Pensacola Lung Group, and works with them in Pensacola every fourth weekend providing Critical Care Medicine services at Sacred Heart Hospital and Baptist Hospital. SEC Lung remains an independent practice and is not formally linked with the Pensacola Lung Group or any hospital.
The clinical research services were started with the help of Pensacola Research Consultants (PRC) in late 2012, with PRC serving as an SMO. In early 2014, SEC Lung amicably established itself as a completely independent clinical research site.
SEC Lung has grown steadily since 2009 at which time Rob Garver was assisted by 2 full time employees and without any full-time office space. Today we have 5000 square feet of full-time space, 9 full-time employees, with additional hires anticipated. We have appreciated the support of our patients and the many local physicians who refer their patients to us, and we continue to strive for improvement and growth.