WELCOME TO NBSD

NBSD specializes in performing beside swallowing evaluations using a digital fiberoptic
endoscopy.

Mission Statement:

NBSD specializes in performing beside swallowing evaluations using a digital fiberoptic endoscopy. The speech-language pathologist is an expert endoscopist with a 99.97% success rate in passing the scope and completing the evaluation. NBSD uses high fidelity state of the art equipment manufactured by ATOMS Medical, Inc. Evaluation reports and substantiating visual pictures are placed in patient’s chart by day end.

Providing mobile expert and evidence-based swallow diagnostic services to patients in
the North Bay area

Experts

Serving patients in the community in the comfort of their own environment, home or facility

Service

Determine safest, least restrictive diet with evaluation of airway protection function and swallow peristalsis function.

Safety

Provides medical professionals, patients, caregivers and families with education on the rehab of dysphagia.

Quality

Bio

Kathryn Williams, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kathryn Williams, M.S., CCC-SLPOwner
Kathryn Williams is a nationally certified and California state licensed speech-language pathologist with over 9 years of experience of working with patients with dysphagia in various medical settings. She is the owner, director of clinical operations, and endoscopist for NBSD.

Kathryn earned her master’s degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences at University of Oregon and her clinical science doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2020. Continued education experience has focused on advancing knowledge and skills in dysphagia and she is also an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association special interest group of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.