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Jack Groover, M.D., F.A.C.P. - Retired

Jack Groover, M.D., F.A.C.P. - Retired

Dr. Groover is President of the Board at the Borland-Groover Clinic, Jacksonville Center for Endoscopy, and Jax Anesthesia Providers. He completed a fellowships in hepatology and gastroenterology at the University of Miami School of Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Groover has been a leader in the Jacksonville medical community since 1975 when he held the position of Chief of Gastroenterology for the Jacksonville Hospitals Education Program. He founded the first GI Fellowship program in Jacksonville while serving as Chief of Gastroenterology at University Hospital.

Since that time Dr. Groover has been the Chief of Gastroenterology and Director of the G.E. Lab for St. Luke’s Hospital and was Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Director of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy Unit at Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida from 1990 to 2004. Other positions have included Chairman of the Institutional Review Committee, Baptist Health Systems, from 1982-1993, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Baptist Medical Center, President, Medical staff at Baptist Hospital, and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Florida Medical School.

Currently, Dr. Groover serves on numerous Boards of Directors including: Baptist Health System, Baptist Hospital Board of Directors, Baptist Primary Care Board of Directors, BGC, Jax Anesthesia Board, and Chairman on the Clinical Quality and Technology Committee of Baptist Health Systems. In addition, he serves on the United Healthcare Physicians Advisory Board and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Physician Advisory Board. Dr. Groover is a well-published author and frequent presenter at national meetings.

Office locations

Southside Office

Practicing since

1973

Certifications

  • Fellow American College of Physicians
  • Fellow American College of Laser Surgery
  • Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1975
  • Board Certified, Gastroenterology, 1975
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Medicine Examiners, 1969

Licensure

Florida

Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1995 - Present President and CEO, Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2005 - Present President and CEO, Jax Anesthesia Providers Jacksonville, Florida
1990 - 2004 Chief of Division of Gastroenterology Jacksonville, Florida
1978 - 1994 Director of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy Unit, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Florida
1996 - 1999 President and CEO, Baptist/St. Vincent Integrated Delivery Organization - Mission Health Jacksonville, Florida
1977 - 1994 President and CEO, Digestive Disease Associates Jacksonville, Florida
1980 - Present Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Florida Medical School Gainesville, Florida
1984 - 1990 Chairman, Department of Medicine, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Florida
1990 - 1992 Chief of Gastroenterology and Director of G.E. Lab, St. Luke's Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
1975 - 1979 Assistant Professor, University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
1975 - 1977 Chief of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
1975 - 1977 Jacksonville Hospitals Education Program, Chief of Gastroenterology Jacksonville, Florida
1974 - 1975 Chief, Department of Medicine, U.S. Army Hospital Fort Campbell, Kentucky
1973 - 1975 Chief, Gastroenterology, U.S. Army Hospital Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
2006 - Present Chairman Clinical Quality and Technology, Baptist Health Systems
1996 - 1998 Board Member, Baptist St. Vincent's Health System
1993 - 1995 Chairman, Strategic Planning Committee of Board of Directors, Baptist Medical Center
1993 - Present Board Member, Baptist Health Systems, Board of Directors
1993 - 1996 Member Physician Hospital Organization Task Force
1991 - Present Board Member, Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida, Inc.
1985 - 1993 Medical Director, Task Force for Manpower Planning and Physician Recruitment, Baptist Medical Center
1986 - 1990 Board of Governors American College of Physicians Governors Advisory Committee
1993 - Present Member, Institutional Review Committee, Baptist Health Systems
1982 - 1993 Chairman, Institutional Review Committee, Baptist Health Systems
1984 - 1989 Director, Southeast Heart Institute
1984 - 1985 Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee, Department of Medicine
1983 - 1984 Chairman, Nurse/Physician Liaison Committee
1983 - 1984 President, Medical Staff, Baptist Medical Center
1982 - 1983 Secretary of Medical Staff, Baptist Medical Center

Medical Education

Medical Education
1968 Doctor of Medicine University of Maryland

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1972 - 1973 Fellowship, Hepatology - Dr. Eugene Schiff University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, Florida
1971 - 1972 Fellowship, Gastroenterology University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, Florida
1969 - 1971 Resident, Internal Medicine Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, Florida
1968 - 1969 Medical Internship Washington Hospital Center Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1964 Bachelor of Science Degree University of Georgia

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Duval County Medical Society
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Laser Surgery and Medicine

Publications

Groover, J.R. and Rogers, A.I., “Immunologic Tests for the Detection of Gastrointestinal Cancers”; Status Report on Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) and Alpha Feto Protein (AFT).  Published November, 1973, Southern Medical Journal.

Groover, J.R. and Bierfeld, J.M., “Arrhythmias during Periotoneoscopy Under Local Anesthesia: The American Journal of Digestive Disease New Series, Vol. 21, No. 6, June 1976

Groover, J.R., “Alcoholic Liver Disease”;  Emergency Medicine Clinics of North American, Vol. 8, No 4, November 1990