Susan Bowman Burpee

Susan Bowman Burpee, APRN-CNP

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Nurse Practitioner What's this? A nurse practitioner is extensively trained to treat illness or disease and to prescribe medication to their patients. They work on teams with a licensed physician, but can treat patients with significant autonomy. Nurse practitioners work in a variety of settings, including primary care and various other medical and surgical specialties.

About Me

As a nurse practitioner working in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, I focus on helping patients improve their quality of life. Our patients have various functional impairments, often due to stroke, injury or other disabling conditions. Helping them overcome their current deficits is both challenging and rewarding. I am constantly impressed by how strong and resilient our patients and their families can be when faced with traumatic events.

I am fortunate and proud to work with an outstanding multidisciplinary team. Our physicians, therapists and entire staff are committed to helping our patients through any means possible. By combining teaching, research and clinical care, we promote and provide the highest level of health care possible.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy connecting with my community by participating in a neighborhood book club, yoga and other community events.


  • Nurse practitioner in Ohio State’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2011 – present
  • Volunteer, Columbus Free Clinic
  • Instructor for the ANP/AGNP program at The Ohio State University College of Nursing for over 20 years, 1996-2016

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Brain Concussion

More About My Work


169 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.7
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.7
  • Knows My Medical History 4.4
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Susan was very caring. Taking time to explain things. She seemed like she was out for my best interest. I look forward to working with her in the future.

Reviewed on Apr 09, 2019

This provider was one of the best I have seen. This was my first initial visit. She spent well over an hour with me. Very thorough, did not rush me. This provider provided me with active listening. She addressed most of my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 08, 2019

Dr. Bowman Burpee is a great doctor. I would rank her as the best by far and would gladly refer her all those I know.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

Hard to reach by phone.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

The scheduling team was FANTASTIC! And we though Susan was equally so.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Good experience.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Ms. Bowman Burpee was extremely engaged with me & my symptoms. Looked me directly into my eyes, giving me the impression she was truly listening to my individual care. I was stressed & not feeling well, & she made me feel like she wanted to hear every detail of my issues, allowed me to feel comfortable speaking to her, like I was talking to my sister.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2019

Susan was amazing! She listened and answered my questions, explained the meds she was prescribing.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Always making sure she's up to date on my meds and asking questions to make sure I understand.

Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019

Susan has a very nice personality which puts me at ease.

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