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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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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)
4/30/1994

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

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neuromuscular Medicine)
9/8/2008

Academic Information

My Department

Neurology

Reviews

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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.

122 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

    Dr. Freimer is very competent and keeps my care moving forward.

  • Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

    I always get good care from Dr. Freimer.

  • Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

    My good experience, she reviewed my notes in detail, quickly ran numerous tests, ordered blood tests before I left, ordered (2) MRI & scheduled a conductivity test for next month.

  • Reviewed on Nov 03, 2020

    Dr. Freimer express concern that I was receiving proper treatment and concern that my initial diagnosis was correct.

  • Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

    I am awaiting info. from tests (blood) & MRI & CAT scan. I feel very confident Dr. Freimer will be able to help me.

  • Reviewed on Sep 08, 2020

    Showed concern for my problems and offered solutions. She seemed to understand the issues I am going through and was so helpful. I appreciated her walking me out of the office.

  • Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

    this was my first visit with this provider and she listened, took her time and explained things very well. She gave me options and involved me in my health care decisions which was wonderful.

  • Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

    I was also pleased to see Dr. Freimer taking extra precautions as well. I cannot express how wonderful Dr. Freimer is about listening to my health issues and forming a plan for me that takes my opinions into consideration.

  • Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

    She is extremely competent, courteous, and caring. She explains her plan for treatment thoroughly.

  • Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

    Miriam talked with me and checked out several things. She took an hour with me. I have never had such a pleasant, thoughtful experience I learned a lot.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, 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
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • EBSCO Publishing
  • Argenx
  • Immunovant
  • Ra