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Dr. Emily Riser, MD

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine ·  Female · Age 61

Dr. Riser

Dr. Emily Riser, MD is a spinal cord injury specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1984 and specializes in spinal cord injury medicine.

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(205) 803-2210

Dr. Riser accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Riser's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riser treats Multiple Sclerosis (MS) more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Riser treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Multiple Sclerosis
  • Familial Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Pediatric
  • Optic-Spinal Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pseudotumoral Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riser treats Brain Disorders more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Riser treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Optic Neuritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riser treats Optic Neuritis more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Riser treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Riser's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Care Philosophy

Comprehensive care for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis


  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications


University Ala
Residency Hospital
Med University Sc
Internship Hospital
University Of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School
Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • English


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What People Say About Dr. Emily Riser, MD
No one ever answers the phone. I am sent to an answering machine every time I call for an appointment. No one EVER calls me back. I am a current patient of Dr Riser’s, my symptoms are getting worse every day, and after three weeks of trying to get an appointment- I give up. I am going to another doctor. I called Dr Riser’s office to ask that my records be sent to my new doctor. Of course, no one answered the phone, I was sent to the answering machine, doubtful that anyone will call me back.
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Her nurse practitioner is rude and unsympathetic. I will leave this place as a patient. I am talked down to and interrupted. I’m tired of seeing her np and not getting medications filled or any new plan of care management for the issues going on currently and everything being referred to as past issues just glaring up. They have really lost my respect. No calls back either.
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