Faculty & Staff at TUC

Richard B. Riemer, DO

Richard B. Riemer, D.O.

College: COM

Department: Deans Office

Title: Senior Associate Dean

Phone: 707.638.5295

E-Mail: richard.riemer@tu.edu

Office: Administration & Faculty 1, Rm. 212

Dr. Riemer, a graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed a neurology residency at University of California, Davis Medical Center where he also served as Chief Resident.  Dr. Riemer’s training also includes a mini-Fellowship in Epilepsy at Bowman Gray School of Medicine and as a Preceptor and Fellow in Chronic Spine and Pain Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation at the PRIDE Rehabilitation Institute of Dallas. 

Dr. Riemer currently serves in several different capacities in the areas of education, clinical service, administration and advocacy in such organizations as Sutter Health, University of California, Davis Medical Center and Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California, to just name a few. 

Dr. Riemer’s expertise across the full spectrum of academia will surely enhance our organization and play an integral role in our continued development within our community, state and nation.
GRADUATE TRAINING

1980-1984            Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
                           Kirksville, Missouri
                           Degree: D.O. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

1984-1985            Intern/Chief Intern: Tucson General Hospital & The University of Arizona Health
                           Science Center Affiliated Hospitals Tucson, Arizona

1985-1987            Resident, Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis Medical Center
                           Sacramento, California

1987-1988            Chief Resident/Fellow, Department of Neurology and the Neurophysiology Laboratory
                           University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California

1988                    Mini-Fellowhip in Epilepsy. The Bowman Gray School of Medicine
                           Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

1990-1992            Preceptor/Fellow, Chronic Spine and Pain Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation
                           PRIDE Rehabilitation Clinic, University of Southwest Dallas, Texas

BOARDS/CERTIFICATIONS:

July 1985              DIPLOMATE, NATIONAL BOARD OF EXAMINERS.

March 1985           BOARD OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL EXAMINERS FOR PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, STATE OF
                           CALIFORNIA

January 1991        DIPLOMATE, AMERICAN BOARD OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY (N)

January 1994        CERTIFIED, AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEUROREHABILITATION

JUNE 1994-2010    QUALIFIED MEDICAL EXAMINER, STATE OF CALIFORNIA

APRIL 2004           ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ELECTRODIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE
RECENT LECTURES

May 14, 2005. UC Davis Occupational Medicine Symposium. UC Davis Medical Center. Sacramento, CA. Topic: Evidence-based Medicine, History and Significance to Occupational Medicine and the Utilization Review Guidelines.

Spring, 2006. UC Davis Occupational Medicine Symposium. UC Davis Medical Center. Sacramento, CA. Topic: Utilization Review Update.

Summer, 2008. Schools Insurance Authority. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy, the Natural History.

Spring, 2009. Sutter Neuroscience Annual Conference. The Aging Spine in Woman.

Winter, 2009. Schools Insurance Authority. Opioid Analgesics

Winter, 2009. Sutter Medical Center. The Low Back Examination

Winter, 2009. Sutter Medical Center. Electrodiagnostic Study Review for Radiculopathy

Winter, 2009. Sutter Medical Center. Cervical Myelopathy

Winter, 2009. Sutter Medical Center. The Back Pain Triage and Back Pain Dilemma.

Summer, 2011. JPA Association: The Latest Trend: Urinary Drug Testing and Chronic Opioid Therapy for Chronic NonCancer Pain

Autumn, 2012. Kaiser Sacramento/Roseville Occupational Medicine, Grand Rounds: Rx Drug Epidemic, Opioids and Chronic Noncancer Pain and Guidelines

2013, Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. Lecture: The Opioid Epidemic: The unintended Consequences of Compassionate Care.

2013, California Joint Powers Authority, Lake Tahoe, California. The Opioid Epidemic: Unintended Consequences of Compassionate Care

2014, Medical Board of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Sacramento, CA. Lecture: Canadian Guidelines for Safe and Effective use of Opioid Analgesics for Chronic Noncancer pain

2014, Osteopathic Medical Board of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Sacramento, CA. Lecture: Review of the 2013 Revised Model Policy of the Federation 15

2014. Chronic Pain Management: A Practical Approach. Touro University-COM and California Partnership.Touro University, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

2007 Post-traumatic adult-onset focal dystonia: A retrospective study of six consecutive cases. R. Riemer, Y.-L. Zheng, H. Luo, C. Lindsey, V. Wheelock, (Sacramento, California, USA)-11th International Congress of Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders. Istanbul, Turkey

2010 A Case Report of Alcohol and Exercise-Induced Paroxysmal Dyskinesia - A Classification Dilemma? R. Riemer, Y.-L. Zheng, C. Le (Sacramento, California, USA)- Poster presented at Scientific Session, 135th Annual Meeting, September 2010 American Neurologic Association, San Francisco, CA
AFFILIATIONS

Mercy General Hospital, Catholic Healthcare West, Sacramento, CA
Sutter Memorial Hospital, Sutter Healthcare, Sacramento, CA
Sutter General Hospital, Sutter Healthcare, Sacramento, CA
UC Davis Medical Center/UC Davis Medical School

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

1980- American Osteopathic Association
1986- American Academy of Neurology, Active Member
1986- California Medical Association
1989- Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
1989- Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California
1999- California Association of Neurologist and Neurosurgeons
2004- American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine-(Formerly American Academy of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
RECENT AWARDS

Outstanding Teaching Award, Academic Year 2008-2009
University of California Davis School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
Sacramento, CA

Outstanding Teaching Award, Academic Year 2009-2010
University of California Davis School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
Sacramento, CA

Excellence in Volunteer Clinical Faculty Professionalism, 2012-2013
University of California Davis School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
Sacramento, CA

Excellence in Volunteer Clinical Faculty Teaching, 2013-2014
University of California Davis School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
Sacramento, CA

Most Valuable Physician Award, February 2012
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California
Awarded at: San Diego, CA- Annual OPSC Convention

Physician of the Year, February 2014
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California
Awarded at: San Diego, CA- Annual OPSC Convention
SELECT CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2004-ongoing    Medical Director for the Utilization Review Department
                       Schools Insurance Authority, non-profit Joint Powers Authority
                       Sacramento, CA

2014-ongoing    Member of Task Force for Responsible Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Revision
                       The Medical Board of California California Department of Consumer Affairs
                       Sacramento, CA

2014-ongoing    Neurologic Consultant
                       Osteopathic Medical Board California Department of Consumer Affairs
                       Sacramento, CA

Last Updated: 2/13/16