Speech-Language-Swallowing Therapy 

Speech-Language Therapy Team at Harris Regional Hospital offers a comprehensive and individualized program for patients including:


Services include evaluations and therapy for the following disorders:


Special tests for swallowing include:

  • MBSS (Modified Barium Swallow Study) – assesses patient’s swallowing function by viewing the mouth and throat on an x-ray video as the patient swallows food and liquids
  • Pediatric MBSS (link to website with peds MBSS FAQs, to be created)

What to expect:

  • Friendly, highly-trained and licensed therapists who are prepared to meet your needs
  • Establishment of rehabilitation goals used to develop an individualized treatment plan
  • A better understanding of your condition and your rehab process/options

Please note:

  • In order to help us provide you with the highest quality of care, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your first scheduled appointment to complete paperwork, etc. Please bring your identification and insurance cards, as well as a list of your medications.
  • It is important that you attend each scheduled appointment in order to speed your recovery. If you must cancel, we ask that you do so as soon as possible so that we may assist other patients.
  • Services provided are covered by most private insurances as well as Medicare and Medicaid when ordered by a physician. Patients are encouraged to check with their individual insurance company for their personal situation.

Let us help with all your communication/swallowing needs and do what we do best: providing quality speech/language/swallowing services in a compassionate and caring atmosphere.

 
Our Rehab Services Team:

Beth Baxley, MS, CCC-SLP
Lauren Carnes, PT, MPT, CLT 
Kim Clayton, PT, DPT, GCS, C/NDT
Sandy Davis, PT, MPT, PCS, MSW
Robyn Duncan,  PT, DPT,CEEFAA
Tracy Extine, PTA 
Heather Farson, PT, MPT, LAT, ATC 
Leslie Hall, PTA
Jude Hammond, PT, CMT
Faye Harris, PTA
Ashley Hyatt, PT, DPT, NCS
Ellen Meekins, MHS, OTR/L, CHT
Catherine Overbay, MA, CCC-SLP 
Cara Perciaccanto, PTA
Tim Robinson, PTA
Megan Russell, MS, OT, CHT
Lauren Sides, PT, MPT, CLT
Kelsea Sonnier, MOTR/L
Erik Watkins, PT, DPT
Jake Watkins, PT, DPT
Todd Watson, PT, DPT 
Sherri Watterson, PTA, CLT 
Dave Wheatley PTA
Carlos Wilson, PT, MPT

Locations: 

Harris Regional Hospital
68 Hospital Road
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone: 828.586.7235
Fax: 828.586.7227

Swain Community Hospital
45 Plateau St.
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone: 828.488.4009
Fax: 828.488.4256

Franklin Medical Park
55 Holly Springs Dr.
Franklin, NC 28744
Phone: 828.349.5027
Fax: 828.349.5035

Harris Sports Medicine &Physical
Therapy: Western Carolina University,
Health & Human Sciences Bldg.

3971 Little Savannah Road, Suite 113
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828.293.5174
Fax: 828.293.0440