Department Center for Neuro-Restoration
Primary Location Medina Hospital Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Primary Location

Medina Hospital Medical Office Building

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botox Injections For Headache
  • Botulinum Toxin Administration for Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botulinum Toxin Injection for Dystonia
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections for Cervical Dystonia
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor Resources
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Spasticity
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
View all 12 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Georgetown University Hospital
Movement Disorders
Washington, DC USA

Residency - Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC USA

Internship - Washington Hospital Center
Internal Medicine
Washington, DC USA

Medical School - Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC USA

Undergraduate - Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ USA


  • Neurology

Specialty Interests

Dystonia, Essential Tremor, Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/24/2018, Dr. Appleby has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

292 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

a wonderful caring doctor

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

I'm very pleased that I switched to Dr. Appleby. I've seen 9 neurologists in the 37 years I've had dystonia , and she's genuinely concerned about her patients. And she takes the time to listen and develop a rapport, which Drs these days rarely do. I have special circumstances/unusual issues, so I appreciate that she listens and cares about not only me, but my other family members with dystonia.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

My daughter recommended Dr. Appleby and I'm glad. I've not been happy for a long time with my neurological care. I left Cleveland Clinic in 2008 but I'm happy to be back and seeing Dr. Appleby. Thank you!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr Appleby is a superior care provider, taking the time to really talk to and listen to the patient.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

love Dr. Appleby. She took time to address my concerns and answered my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr Appleby was wonderful! She took her time with listening, assessing, and evaluating my symptoms in reference to a "Second Opinion" which we initially were requesting on my condition . She was extremely easy to talk with and put me at ease. Very professional during my whole experience!!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Appleby is always extremely professional and kind!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr Appleby is a wonderful doctor. She always listens, makes good suggestions, and is kind. My condition makes me slow, yet Dr Appleby never rushes me, or makes my feel like I'm taking up too much time. That means a lot to me!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

The doctor listened very well, didn't rush me, explained things thoroughly and was very sympathetic to my feelings.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

i like doctor applbee she is very nice and every one there are nice

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

this physician is always outstanding

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr. Appleby is a great doctor. She listens, gives through examining and let's me participate in my health care plan. Best neurologist I've ever seen!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

Dr. Appleby and her staff are wonderful. Always kind, professional, helpful, and knowledgeable, Dr. Appleby and her staff always make my appointments enjoyable. Thank you.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

Dr. Appleby always shows care and concern, attempts to help in any way possible. It is difficult to deal with a chronic disease and Dr. Appleby always answers my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2018

Dr. had time to discuss my problem and I appreciated it.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018

Dr Appleby's knowledge and application in her field of expertise is unparalleled. She is an expert communicator and deserves recognition for her hard work and dedication to the Cleveland Clinic Team.Her passion is people and her focus is health. I look forward to my time spent with her.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

Dr. Appleby is most attentive to my questions and I felt part of the team.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Dr Appleby helps me understand my desease and treatment. adjusting timing, dosage, she shares progress of research studies, She cares, and I feel blessed to have such an awesome MD available to me. thank you for providing a quality of life and peace of mind through this progressively debilitating desease.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Dr Appleby suggested I move my last daily dose of levadopa before bed and I am sleeping an extra 2 hours. feeling good!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

it took over 6 months to finally see Dr. Fairbanks because of a double booking problem.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

the doctor and your staff was fantastic she has a great attitude and bedside manner shows a lot of compassion definitely an asset to your organization

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

I'm not a needy patient. I just wanted respect from the person that's paid to provide that along with medical expertise. Perhaps, Dr Appleby had a bad day. Maybe, she has no bedside manner. She seemed like she was trying to be nice, but since I'm not kidding when I describe my symptoms, she would need to describe concrete options for moving forward.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

though dr Appleby is not my pcp, she is a joy to be with. answers all my questions. takes her time.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

wonderful staff and fantastic doctor

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

Dr Appleby is very considerate, knowledgeable, and spends ample time discussing my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

i just want to say that Dr Appleby is an absolutely fantastic one of a kind doctor! she listens to me, addresses any concerns my wife has and even meets with my social worker. since I have seen Dr. Appleby for my traumatic brain injury, my epilepsy has improved and my wife understands more about the condition. I am truly blessed to have Dr Appleby on my care team!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

Dr Appleby is very thorough and will explain things to me to make sure I comprehend her instructions.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

Good experience with Dr. Appleby, had never seen her before, and was concerned about a condition which she diagnosed as something way less critical than I originally thought, and gently put my mind at ease. I would gladly use her again if I experienced symptoms that were in her scope of care.... td

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018

Always gives good recommendations on what to discuss with other providers.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

Dr. Appleby was wonderful!!! We did not feel rushed. She ( and the receptionist and the nurse assistant) all valued the pages of information we had brought from the past several years. They wanted all the information and Dr. Appleby read through many pages before she saw us. She asked questions based on that information and sought clarification where needed. She listened to our concerns and questions and provided information and examples to help us understand more about the disease. She gave examples of previous creative problem-solving to figure out the best solutions to our concerns. She guided the visit in flexible ways ensuring that our conversation addressed our concerns as they surfaced and interspersed her questions appropriately. She partnered with us - using her expertise and experience to enhance our understanding of my husband's medical condition and to ensure that we receive practical and realistic ways to address our concerns. She is tweaking the medication dosage and provided a clear chart and directions to guide us. Contacting a medical provider by email will be a new experience for us, but I know that if/when the need arises to share information with Dr. Appleby or to seek advice, she will reply and communicate to provide what is needed. Dr. Appleby was highly recommended multiple times and we are so glad that we decided to consult her. We are so grateful that Dr. Appleby is now my husband's neurologist and trust her to guide us on this journey with Lewy Body Dementia!

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

I did not really have an "exam" during this visit, so I would have checked "NA" for the above if given the opportunity. But the doctor did check various capabilities related to my condition.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

Dr. Appleby is wonderful. Though very busy, she always listens and never rushes me through an appointment. I feel she truly cares about her patients!

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

Dr Appleby is wonderful.not only does she explain but she listens, hears, and makes you feel so confident in the diagnoses and hopeful even with a disease as horrible as Parkinson's.

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