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Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L
BIO: Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L (Rafi) is the Principal Owner of Rehab U Practice Solutions, a leader in patient retention strategy. He has experience in a variety of rehab settings, working with patients recovering from a variety of injuries and surgeries. He worked as the lead clinician in an outpatient specialty clinic at his local VA Medical center, where he worked on projects to improve patient & employee engagement and experience throughout the organization. In that role, Rafi led a team to roll out a patient engagement initiative rooted in relationship-based care.
After leaving the VA, Rafi began working as a healthcare consultant, on a multi-million-dollar project for Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities. This project involved work related to the transition of individuals out of state institutions to community residences and establishing statewide mobile integrated clinical services for individuals on the state Medicaid waiver program. As part of that project, Rafi developed and launched a large internal marketing & communications campaign aimed at increasing awareness for internal stakeholders about integrated clinical services within the state. He also developed protocols and systems to coordinate and manage interdisciplinary collaborative care within the State’s Medicaid Waiver system as well as clinical and operational guidelines for case management & telehealth and virtual service delivery.
Rafi also has experience as an assistant professor at Augusta University’s Occupational Therapy Program,, as a Licensed Board Member on the GA State OT Board, has served on several committees for the national OT Board (NBCOT), and as a consultant working for the State of Georgia’s DBHDD. He is also on the Board of Directors for NBCOT. He owns and operates Proactive Rehabilitation & Wellness, a multi-specialty outpatient clinic that treats patients experiencing musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions as well as chronic pain.
He is also a cofounding member of CRA Learning, a continuing education and training company serving clinicians who work with adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities.
At Rehab U Practice Solutions, Rafi helps clinics, health systems, and healthcare companies improve patient engagement & experience leading to increased revenue & lifetime patient value. He envisions a world where skilled, competent, and caring clinicians serve and care for engaged patients to promote better clinical outcomes, unmatched patient satisfaction, and lasting relationships.
Education: Graduated from Augusta University (formerly MCG) 2012, Masters in Health Science, Occupational Therapy
Professional Involvement: Licensed Board Member on Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy, Faculty Instructor & Assistant Professor at Augusta University’s OT Department, Volunteer with NBCOT for item development & enhancement as well as Clinical Simulation Committee, Clinical Education Coordination, Board of Directors for NBCOT
Specialty Areas: Upper Extremity Orthopedics, Outpatient Rehabilitation, Hand Rehabilitation, Adult Physical Dysfunction, Post-Surgical and Sports-Related Injury Rehabilitation, Clinical Consulting, Case Management, Community Support, Integrated Clinical Support, Community Integration, Accessibility Consulting, Integrated Clinical Program Development, Mobile Clinical Care, Rehab Consulting, Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, Marketing & Communications Strategy, Business Development, Patient Engagement & Retentions Strategy
Rafi is such a delight to be around. He has a mind which moves at lightning-fast speeds…so do your darnedest to keep up! He is humble. He is mega-talented. He is a true blessing to the medical community.
We are on a mission to radically change the way therapists do business! We want to help our clients break out of the cookie-cutter paradigm that leave them burned out, stressed out, and wanting more for themselves and their patients. We approach each of our clients with fresh eyes to develop customized, unique strategies to improve patient experience, engagement, and outcomes. We want you and your patients to love what you do and value the skill and knowledge you bring to the table.
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