Seattle Patient Advocates

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Cheryl Kauffman, PT, BCPA
Physical Therapist, Board Certified Patient Advocate

 


 

~ Accepting New Clients
~ Area(s) Served: Seattle metro area in person, other areas remotely
~ Provides Virtual / Telehealth Services

 

About My Services:

  • Type(s) of Advocacy: Administrative, Health Management, Medical / Navigational, Older Adult Services
  • Years of Experience: 30 years as a Physical Therapist

I am a Physical Therapist with 30+ years of experience.  I’ve worked in every in-patient setting, including ICU, acute care, rehab, and even psychiatry. Areas of special interest include neurology (concussion, brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury), medically complex cases (ventilator-dependent, wounds, renal and cardiac disease, antibiotic-resistant infections), multi-trauma (fractures, internal injuries), and geriatrics. As a PT, I bring a very functional, real-world perspective to the impacts of illness and injury. Creative problem-solving is my bread and butter as a therapist and as a health advocate.

The health care system is complex and overwhelming. My aim is to smooth the road and decrease your stress. I will accompany you to medical appointments to ensure that all questions are asked and answered. I will translate the medical jargon so that you fully understand it. I will collaborate with you on planning your next steps in a way that is in alignment with your values and goals. Other services that might be helpful: consulting before planned surgeries so it’s easier to come home; medical scheduling and calendar management; being present during a hospital stay to gather information and facilitate decision-making and a smooth discharge; act as a liaison with your family; and screen discharge facilities, health care or home providers. My aim is to take some of the weight off your shoulders so that you can focus on healing.

I look forward to working with you!

 


 

Education, Training & Experience:

 

Education: 

  • Master of Physical Therapy – University of Southern California
  • B.S. in Exercise Science – University of Southern California

 

Licensed Professional: Yes

  • License Type: Physical Therapist (PT)
    • License #: 00005642

 

Board Certified Patient Advocate: Yes

 


 

Cheryl Kauffman, PT, BCPA | Seattle Patient Advocates | Seattle, WA 98115
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