Our History - NW Mobile FEES

NW Mobile FEES

Northwest Mobile FEES, a subsidiary of Idaho Dysphagia Specialists, was established in response to a need for accessible, economic and objective dysphagia diagnostic services in Idaho, Washington and Oregon. We identified an opportunity to provide a convenient, cost efficient, accurate and safe instrumental exam available to patients in his/her OWN environment. 

Northwest Mobile FEES was the first local mobile FEES company to provide Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing in the Pacific Northwest! ​

​Instrumental exams are an important component for the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) in dysphagia assessment and management and an integral part of to create a safe and effective plan of treatment.    SLPs have two options:  A Modified Barium Swallow study (MBS) and FEES.  

The MBS is  a procedure completed as an outpatient at an acute care hospital and can be almost 4-5 times more expensive than FEES.  In addition, availability may be limited due to a number of factors including scheduling constraints which may inhibit progress towards goals within the patient's plan of care.  The burden on the patient (and cost) of having to travel to a hospital outpatient MBS procedure are eliminated with a prompt, minimally invasive and safe assessment such as FEES to achieving optimal patient outcomes and satisfaction.   

Our Promise to You!

  • Prompt response to your initial request and turn around time in scheduling and completing a FEES
  • Provide exceptional, professional and superior diagnostic services with immediate reliable and valid results in report form with color images
  • Specialize in a cost effective approach to dysphagia management to utilize resources efficiently
  • Collaborate and assist facility SLPs in the decision making process to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction and quality of life 
  • Strive to provide convenient access to FEES to patients regardless of location
  • Maintain a strong commitment and dedication to our profession to provide the most evidenced based approach to dysphagia management
  • Minimize impact of FEES procedure on a patient's daily schedule and routine by providing a timely assessment 
  • Reduce cost to the facility/patient for essential diagnostic exams while providing superior information that can be implemented immediately into your treatment plan to expedite and maximize a patient's ability to achieve his/her highest level of function​