About Me

As a certified nurse practitioner, I specialize in caring for patients with a wide variety of neuromuscular disorders. I’m passionate about treating patients with conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), myasthenia gravis (MG) and other neuromuscular issues. I regularly perform procedures such as muscle and skin biopsies.

My patients can depend on me to provide compassionate and up-to-date care throughout their health care journey. I’m involved in every aspect of their care from diagnosis to treatment and will help develop a customized care plan tailored to each patient’s specific needs.

I have been involved in research efforts for more than 15 years. I work with clinical research patients on a daily basis and I spend a lot of time working on clinical trials. I currently serve as the sub-investigator for 16 studies in neuromuscular neurology. I’m especially passionate about and heavily involved in ALS clinical research.

I’m a certified clinical research coordinator as recognized by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. I’ve held positions in clinical research including clinical research coordinator, senior research coordinator, research nurse and research nurse manager, and now as a nurse practitioner, sub-investigator. I’ve also presented scientific posters at the American Academy of Neurology, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Cure SMA annual meetings.

When I’m not working, I love hanging out with my son. I enjoy swimming, gardening, spinning, jewelry making and traveling.
Highlights
  • Co-chair, HEALEY ALS Platform Trial Recruitment and Retention Committee
  • Member, Cure SMA Care Center Network Committee
  • Clinic Coordinator, MDA/ALS Clinics

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Inclusion Bodies
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Muscular Atrophy, Spinal

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Masters Degree

Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, OH
MS
8/22/2017 - 5/3/2020

Board Certification

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Family Nurse Practitioner
5/26/2020

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.

73 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

    She met my needs, referring me to a genetic specialist and a respiratory therapist just like I asked.

  • Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

    Sarah is obviously passionate about what she does and the care and attention she extends to me the patient I sensed this Is someone I want on my medical care team to deal with this disease.

  • Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

    I usually see Dr Friemer and this is the first time seeing Sara. She had researched my illness, was very knowledgeable and even called Dr Friemer and genealogist to consult with me prior to my leaving. Her concern was genuine and recommendations followed up with reasoning for need. She spent 40 min working with me and I am very pleased and encouraged knowing I will be following up with her.

  • Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

    Very concerned.

  • Reviewed on Mar 27, 2022

    Really thorough in leading conversation about all aspects of my condition.

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2022

    Good.

  • Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

    Sarah is awesome. She listened and gave very good information

  • Reviewed on Feb 19, 2022

    Attentive