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Referring Physicians

The Carter Swallowing Center strives to arm our referring physicians with a source of swallowing therapy that is thorough and effective. We provide physicians with comprehensive information regarding a patient’s swallowing to assist in managing the patient’s condition.

We welcome the opportunity to participate in the care of your patient.

Referring a Patient to Carter Swallowing Center

Fax the following information to 303-865-3540, and we will contact your patient to schedule an appointment:

  • Referral for “swallowing evaluation and treatment”
  • Last 1-2 clinic notes
  • Patient demographic information, including insurance information
  • Results of modified barium swallow study, esophagram or EGD, if previously completed

Modified Barium Swallow Studies

Does your patient need a modified barium swallow (MBS) study as part of their swallowing work-up? The Carter Swallowing Center can participate in the MBS as part of the patient’s initial evaluation with us.

Just fax the order for the MBS directly to the Carter Swallowing Center, and we’ll coordinate with the patient to schedule it at Swedish Medical Center.

Important to know: Medicare requires two ICD-10 codes (a primary and a secondary) for a MBS.

Insurance that We Accept

The Carter Swallowing Center is in-network with the following insurances:

  • Medicare
  • AARP
  • Medicare Complete/Secure Horizons
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Workman’s Comp

We do not accept Medicaid as a primary or secondary insurance. However, Medicaid as the secondary for Medicare is accepted.

We also offer an affordable private-pay option for patients with insurance plans that are not accepted.

Carter Swallowing Center

3470 S. Sherman St.
Suite 2

Englewood, CO 80113

Fax 303-865-3540


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