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Cindy DuBose, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Southeastern Regional Medical Center

"I am dedicated to bringing hope and encouragement to my patients."

- Cindy DuBose

Degree(s)

  • MA, Speech Pathology – University of Florida, Gainesville
  • BA, Communication Processes and Disorders – University of Florida, Gainesville

Certification(s)

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Registered MBSImP Clinician

Practicing Since: 1997

“I love the patient-centered approach to care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA),” says Cindy DuBose, Speech-Language Pathologist at our hospital in Newnan, Georgia. “It is all about establishing a trusting relationship and meeting the needs of each individual and their families.”

DuBose earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Processes and Disorders at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1994. She then completed a Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology, also at the University of Florida, in 1996.

Since 1997, DuBose has been providing care to people with communication and swallowing disorders as a result of acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, progressive neurologic disorders and voice disorders. She has provided interventions for people with medically complex conditions, including head and neck cancer. She joined CTCA in December 2013.

DuBose has a broad range of advanced clinical skills in the areas of voice and swallowing. She is a registered MBSImP clinician, which means she is trained to assess Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBS) results using the standardized MBSImP protocol. DuBose conducts modified barium swallow studies, fiberoptic endoscopic swallow evaluations and videostroboscopic voice evaluations. In addition, she is trained in several rehabilitation approaches: Semg biofeedback, Vitalstim, MDTP and LSVT.

DuBose has been an active member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association since 1997. She has held various committee memberships in this national organization and at regional hospitals. She also has a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the organization.

DuBose has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics related to swallowing disorders and patient-centered care. She has authored chapters in academic texts and published research in professional medical journals. In 2003, she earned the New Investigator Award from the Dysphagia Research Society.

At CTCA, DuBose works with patients who have developed communication and/or swallowing disorders as a result of cancer or cancer treatment. She helps restore their ability to eat and drink, and she works with patients on cognitive and communication skills. DuBose helped establish a Preventive Dysphagia Exercise Program for patients who have been treated with radiation for head and neck cancer. 

Outside of work, DuBose enjoys spending time with her husband, Rob, and their three children, Callie, James and Cody.

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