We offer swallow evaluation services to care facilities throughout the Hickory area aboard our traveling medical van.
Food travels through your mouth and down into your throat (pharynx) when you eat or drink. After making its way through the pharynx, food or liquid goes through the esophagus and then settles in the stomach. These actions are possible because of an extensive network of muscles in these key areas. If you have dysphagia, these muscles do not work like they are supposed to, and you may have trouble eating or drinking like normal.
Aspiration is a consistent risk if you experience any of the signs and symptoms of dysphagia, which is why it is essential to evaluate, confirm, and treat the swallowing disorder as soon as possible. At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we offer swallow evaluation services to care facilities throughout the Hickory, North Carolina area aboard our mobile medical van, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
When we receive a request for a swallow evaluation from a patient’s treating physician, the patient comes directly aboard our medical van for testing. Our owner and founder is an experienced Physician Assistant, and he completes every test in conjunction with our Speech Language Therapist. After we complete the swallow evaluation, we record the results on DVR and provide all necessary parties, including the patient, with a copy.
We exist to make performing a swallow evaluation that much easier and convenient for our patients. If you would like to find out more about our unique approach to swallow studies, contact us at TwinCity Medical Mobile today.
At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we perform swallow evaluations in Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Thomasville, Lexington, Asheboro, Kernersville, Clemmons, Hickory, Lincolnton, Statesville, Mooresville, Davidson, Gastonia, and Concord, North Carolina.