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

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

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

41 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

Susan Burpee is awesome!

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

I will not set any more appointments with Bowman unless it's an emergency - She has her own agenda regardless of the patient.

Reviewed on Dec 07, 2018

Great. She listens & goes over everything which is great because I forget things & she writes things down for me.

Reviewed on Dec 06, 2018

Everything went all right.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

Never bad experiences. My care provider is excellent. Describes everything to wear I understand. Know what she means. Awesome!!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

I truly appreciated her personal phone call after my appointment. That shows great care on her part.

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