Speech therapist Bailey Koebernick moved to Petersburg 1 year ago this month. She is originally from Illinois but loves to adventure and thought Petersburg might be her greatest.
Bailey joined the roller derby team this year, and loves to spend time at Sandy Beach. Bailey, her husband Marcus and their puppy Lucy love to travel. Her favorite place she has traveled thus far is South Africa.
As a speech therapist Bailey works with any person from infants to geriatrics. She works with patients to help improve swallowing, cognition, speech, language, voice and hearing rehabilitation.
Bailey just recently finished her training to perform a procedure called flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing. She took two basic courses in Seattle and Chicago and then one advanced course in Nashville. She finished her training by doing an internship with two different speech therapist endoscopists based out of Nashville.
The procedure happens here at the hospital. She takes a small scope, that is passed through the nose and then goes into the back of your throat to get a good look at your gullet! Her goal is to find out if food and/or liquid is going into the esophagus or your wind pipe.
We are so excited that Bailey decided to move her family here and join our team.