Dr. Rieser and his staff provide psychiatric services for patients.


Dr. Rieser is also the Medical Director for Ridge Hospital in Lexington.

Michael J. Rieser, MD, PSC       

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Biographies: Dr Rieser and Staff

Michael J. Rieser, MD, PSC. Psychiatrist and Principal Investigator

Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Rieser received his bachelor's degree With Honors from the University of Louisville in 1979. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1981. After completing an internship in Internal Medicine, he practiced emergency medicine for 10 years (Yuma, Arizona; Palm Springs, California; San Diego, California) before deciding to change careers to become a psychiatrist.

Dr. Rieser entered into Residency in Psychiatry at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD) in 1990. By 1994, he had completed both a Residency in Psychiatry (adults) as well as a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Board Certifications have been awarded to Dr. Rieser by:

bulletAmerican Board of Emergency Medicine in 1988.
bulletAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology -- Psychiatry in 1995. Recertified 2005.
bulletAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology -- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 1996. Recertified 2006.

Dr. Rieser's background in Emergency Medicine as well as his training in Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry allows him to provide the full array of services that are required in clinical trials as well as the practice of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Medicine for children, adolescence, and adults.

Current Practice:

Dr. Rieser maintains a full-time practice in PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROBEHAVIORAL MEDICINE in Lexington. Dr. Rieser conducted clinical research trials from 1998 through 2009. He conducted about 40 investigational clinical trials as a PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR in the development of a number of medications aimed at treating psychiatric and neurobehavioral conditions.


Shannon Broughton, Office Manager

Originally from Florida, Shannon moved to Kentucky in January 1999 and has been with Dr. Rieser's staff ever since. She has attended the University of Florida with a background in Marketing and Telecommunications.

She is the Office Manager.

Flora Weathers, Medical Assistant.

Originally from Kentucky, Flora came to our office in January 2001. She was previously employed with Charter Behavioral Health Systems as receptionist and switchboard operator. She is Certified as a Nursing Assistant.

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Last modified: 06/18/09