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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Neuromuscular Manifestations
  • Fasciculation
  • Muscle Hypertonia
  • Muscle Rigidity
  • Muscle Hypotonia
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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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188 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Freimer has reported no relationships with companies or entities.