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
  • Fasciculation
  • Muscle Hypertonia
  • Muscle Rigidity
  • Muscle Hypotonia
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • 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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225 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 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.

  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

    Dr. Freimer & her team were outstanding! I received excellent care! She was thorough, clear in her explanations & very generous with her time!

  • Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

    Dr. Freimer removed a harmful supplement from my list after carefully reviewing my meds.

  • Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

    Very professional doctor - Very good experience. Hoping the doctor can help me.

  • Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

    Very satisfied with Dr. Freimer. She listens very well and is very responsive to questions and concerns.

  • Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

    I love Dr. Freimer. Very caring & showed concern for me. I felt very comfortable with her. Explained as much as she possibly could.

  • Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

    Good experience.

  • Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

    Always very good.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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