Dr. Eric Blicker,MA CCC-SLP.D BCS-S, is a specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders. Dr. Blicker holds his Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. In addition to his daily duties as an acute care SLP, Dr. Blicker also owns his own continuing education company, teaching SLPs all over the country about FEES and issues related to swallowing disorders.
FEES is an instrumental assessment for swallowing. Flexible Endscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) involves using an endoscope with a camera placed in the nostril and into the pharynx (throat) to assess the pharyngeal phase of the swallow.
Dr. Blicker also educates SLPs on patient’s that use a ventilator (breathing machine) or that have had a trachestomy (artificial airway with a tube in the throat to keep the stoma open).
You can find Dr. Blicker’s continuing education courses here. You can also find Dr. Blicker on Facebook and LinkedIn where he often shares great information regarding dysphagia (swallowing disorders).