Speech Therapy | Telepractice Services | Voice and Swallowing Center | Waldo County General Hospital

Quality and Value


The Voice and Swallowing Center of Maine is part of the Speech Therapists Mike Towey & Erica Ricker with international voice expert, Joseph Stemple, after their presentation at national conferencePathology Department at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, Maine.

The first facility in Maine to offer comprehensive voice and swallowing evaluation and treatment, the center is known nationally for innovative, effective and professional service.

Therapists at the center have more than 30 years experience in the diagnosis and treatment of voice and swallowing disorders. The many years of clinical skills are complemented with ongoing clinical training and credentialing.

Combining highly-skilled and experienced therapists with state-of-the-art technology assures the best possible services.

Value of Service

The correct diagnosis of voice and swallowing problems leads to better medical management, improved treatment and better outcomes for the patient.

Specialized evaluation avoidsErica Ricker presents about voice at national conference. inefficient and ineffective treatments, resulting in more rapid recoveries. With precise information, patients understand their voice and swallowing needs more compleltey and incur less expense.

In the past, these services have only been available to Maine residents by traveling to major medical centers in Boston and New York.

Digital Stroboscopy and FEES represent "best practice" in the treatment of voice and swallowing disorders.

Many aspects of voice and swallowing disorders can only be evaluated using these procedures. This means the information provided is accurate, can guide the most effective types of treatment and can measure the effectiveness of treatment over time.

Bottom line: Services are provided that gets the job done more quickly, more accurately, and more effectively, which means less cost and time to the patient.

The Voice and Swallowing Center can be contacted by telephone at (207) 505-4409 or by email at [email protected]