Miriam Freimer

Miriam Freimer, MD

  • Neurology
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Neurology

4.8 out of 5
  • 95 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 43 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

I believe that it’s important to remember that patients are individuals. We can be most successful if the patient and his or her physician work as a team, along with other staff and family members. We work together to understand the medical issues facing the patient and what options are available to help treat or control symptoms.

I’m a neuromuscular disease specialist. I became interested in these disorders during my training because I have a background in immunology. Many nerve and muscle diseases are caused by immune system dysfunction. In the past 25 years, we’ve made great strides in treating many immune-mediated muscle and nerve diseases.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has evolved into one of the great tertiary (specialty) care centers in the United States. It’s exciting to be a part of this transformation and to know that it will continue to grow long after I retire from practicing medicine.


Highlights
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2018-2019
  • Co-director, the Myasthenia Gravis Clinic
  • Board Certified in Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Electromyography
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Myasthenic Syndromes, Congenital
  • Myositis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating
  • Stiff-Person Syndrome
  • Miller Fisher Syndrome
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Giant Axonal Neuropathy
  • Amyloid Neuropathies
  • Amyloid Neuropathies, Familial
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Fasciculation
  • Muscle Cramp
  • Muscle Hypertonia
  • Muscle Rigidity
  • Muscle Hypotonia
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Sarcopenia
  • Myotonia
  • Isaacs Syndrome
  • Distal Myopathies
  • Myopathies, Nemaline
  • Myopathy, Central Core
  • Bulbo-Spinal Atrophy, X-Linked
  • Kearns-Sayre Syndrome
  • Ophthalmoplegia, Chronic Progressive External
  • Bulbar Palsy, Progressive
  • Neuromuscular Manifestations
  • Muscular Atrophy
  • Myositis, Inclusion Body
  • Orbital Myositis
  • Polymyositis
  • Mononeuropathies
  • Median Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Neuropathies
  • Radial Neuropathy
  • Sciatic Neuropathy
  • Sciatica
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tibial Neuropathy
  • Ulnar Neuropathies
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Paralyses, Familial Periodic
  • Paralysis, Hyperkalemic Periodic
  • Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
  • Muscular Disorders, Atrophic
  • Neuromuscular Junction Diseases
  • Botulism
  • Myasthenia Gravis, Autoimmune, Experimental
  • Myasthenia Gravis, Neonatal
  • Diabetic Neuropathies
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Brachial Plexus Neuritis
  • Paraneoplastic Polyneuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Polyradiculopathy
  • Mitochondrial Myopathies
  • Brachial Plexus Neuropathies
  • Sandhoff Disease
  • Neurogenic Inflammation
  • Trismus
  • MERRF Syndrome
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Neuromuscular Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
MD
9/1/1981 - 6/30/1985

Residency

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

7/1/1986 - 6/30/1989

Fellowship

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

7/1/1989 - 6/30/1992

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)
10/30/1991

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)
10/31/1991

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Clinical Neurophysiology)
8/26/2004

Academic Information

My Department

Neurology

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

95 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 03, 2022

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

    I felt Dr. Freimer was not rushed and had time to spend with me. It was a "very good" experience.

  • Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

    Excellent problem solver with empathy and she took the time to understand my situation

  • Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

    Always unhurried & pleasant conversation.

  • Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

    My care provider was incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and attentive. She asked many relevant questions, answered ALL of my questions, displayed a great sense of caring, mixed with humor, which made my visit very comfortable. As brilliant as she is, Dr. Freimer is so approachable, and so wonderful... I feel very fortunate to be in her care.

  • Reviewed on Feb 09, 2022

    Dr. Freimer is the best - listens - explains - shows concern.

  • Reviewed on Feb 09, 2022

    Excellent! Gave me very good information.

  • Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

    Very good neurologist. Also, very personable - she explains things in a way easy to understand.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Freimer has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • CSL Behring
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
  • Argenx