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

  • Myasthenic Syndromes, Congenital
  • Myositis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating
  • Stiff-Person Syndrome
  • Miller Fisher Syndrome
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Bulbo-Spinal Atrophy, X-Linked
  • Kearns-Sayre Syndrome
  • Ophthalmoplegia, Chronic Progressive External
  • 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
  • Bulbar Palsy, Progressive
  • Neuromuscular Manifestations
  • Muscular Atrophy
  • 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
  • Mononeuropathies
  • Median Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Neuropathies
  • Radial Neuropathy
  • Sciatic Neuropathy
  • Sciatica
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tibial Neuropathy
  • Ulnar Neuropathies
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Brachial Plexus Neuritis
  • Paraneoplastic Polyneuropathy
  • Myositis, Inclusion Body
  • Orbital Myositis
  • Polymyositis
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Polyradiculopathy
  • Mitochondrial Myopathies
  • Brachial Plexus Neuropathies
  • Sandhoff Disease
  • Neurogenic Inflammation
  • Trismus
  • MERRF Syndrome
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
  • Electromyography
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 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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111 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 Mar 20, 2021

    Dr Friemer was thorough and knowledgeable. She and her PA were with me for a nice, long visit. I didn't feel hurried like "just another billable service." And, most importantly, I finally got a correct diagnosis (that my local doctors & specialists have been unable to provide.) I feel confident in her knowledge, expertise, & care. And I LOVE that I can communicate directly with her via MyChart without going thru anybody else and she will respond w/in a reasonably short time. That is very refreshing and feels much more personal than my experience w/ other medical offices.

  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

    Great care provider.

  • Reviewed on Mar 02, 2021

    Very concerned about my health. Excellent care provider.

  • Reviewed on Feb 09, 2021

    We get along very well.

  • Reviewed on Feb 01, 2021

    There were no bad experiences. It was all good & caring. Appreciated the doctor's knowledge and help to continue diagnosis & care for my husband who is the patient.

  • 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.

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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