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Psychiatrist in Lexington, Kentucky,
Michael Rieser, MD

Provider Type: Psychiatrist

Manages Medications: Yes

Provider Gender: Male

Serving: 0-64

Psychiatrist in Lexington, Kentucky, Michael Rieser, MD

Michael Rieser, MD

Dr. Rieser received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Louisville where he also attended medical school and graduated in 1981. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine and began practicing Emergency Medicine in 1982, receiving Board Certification from the American Board of Emergency Physicians in 1988. He entered training in Psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego in 1990 and completed Adult Psychiatry Residency and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship in 1994, retiring from Emergency Medicine practice upon coming home to Kentucky to establish Psychiatric practice. He has had continuous practice in hospital-based and outpatient psychiatry in Lexington since 1994. He also served as Principal Investigator for over 40 clinical trials conducted in his office for numerous pharmaceutical companies over the course of a decade seeking improved treatments for patients of all ages who had various conditions such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and aggressive behavior problems in kids with autism. He served as Medical Director for Ridge Behavioral Health System Hospital for 10 years, retiring this post in the same year that the hospital won a National Service Excellence Award. Dr. Rieser provides outpatient psychiatric diagnostic and medication management services to patients with psychiatric conditions across all age ranges with additional interest in Medication Assisted Treatment of Opiate Use Disorders using Suboxone and Subutex (Buprenorphine).


  • ADHD
  • Alcohol & Drug Use Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood Behavior Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Hoarding
  • Medical Conditions/Health Psychology
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Postpartum Depression/Anxiety
  • Psychosis/Schizophrenia
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • School Avoidance
  • Sleep Disorders/Insomnia
  • Somatoform Disorders

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Anthem
  • Anthem BBH TIN
  • Anthem Medicare (senior, medi blue, advantage, PPO)
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Smart
  • Humana
  • Humana BBH
  • Humana Lifesync Medicare
  • Humana Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • PHCS
  • Self-Pay
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health (United Healthcare)


  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)


  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • First Responders
  • Head Injuries
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Veterans


  • English
  • Spanish



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