alert icon Coronavirus

Now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for ages 12+
Schedule a vaccine appointment
COVID-19 vaccine FAQs

Going to a Cleveland Clinic location?
New visitation hours
Masks are required for patients and visitors (even if you're vaccinated)

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 +


Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans
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 Education - Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC USA

Undergraduate - Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ USA


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Kristin Appleby, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/4/2020, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

407 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

76 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr Applebee is wonderful!

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

everything with Dr Appleby and staff is top rate

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

my 4th visit to Dr Appleby and she is awesome

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

I've recommended Dr Appleby to several friends. all agree she is wonderful.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

doctor is a good listener and very professional ..

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

doctor Appleby is a gr8 listener and very concerned about the patient.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

A bit of our appointment may have been lost because of my ineasiness in using my new Iphone, but Dr. Appleby didn't give up on me, and we were soon discussing my issues. She is very kind and answered all my questions, and we worked out a plan which will , hopefully, help me stop the progression of my parkinsons.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

I've been a patient of Dr. Appleby's since 2011. I've had very little difficulty making appointments, over the past decade. If only you could give the doctors more leeway for the distance and time that they have to make appointments for us I think that would be the only thing I could think of.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Great experience. Dr. Appleby is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr Appleby is always warm, professional, and informative, and her staff has always been great as well. They do a great job.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

dr appleby is the best

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Appleby remains one of my favorite providers, as she has a lot of empathy, concern, and consideration for her patients. She is the gold standard ever provider should aim to be like. She is also one of the most intelligent and competent physicians I have ever had. I always recommend her to others!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

I have recommended this care provider to other persons in the past.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Appleby was very professional, quite knowledgeable, & clearly indicated that she was interested in looking into my symptoms & discovering why I had problems in my hand. She discussed her diagnosis & various options. I feel she was one of the finest heath professionals I have ever visited.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

I liked Dr Appleby. and she was great to deal with. I would see her again if need be

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr. Appleby makes me feel well cared for and respected as a person as well as a patient. She listens to me and my husband as he attends my appointments with me (I feel 4 ears are better than 2). I feel I receive excellent care from Dr. Appleby.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

dr. Appleby is the best

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Dr Appleby very helpful listened tomy problems and watched by video visit the extent of my uncontrolled facial movements we discussed a plan to increase the meds to be more helpful!!! She is a TERRIFIC Doctor. and really cares about my problem !!!

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Appleby listens attentively to each and every concern and never rushes me through each of my questions. I'm extremely grateful for her patience and explanation, as well as her approach to my treatment plan as I continue to understand my Parkinson's diagnosis.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr Appleby is very easy to talk to about my condition.She is a very sincere and professional physician.Her staff u is s as well.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr Appelby is terrific.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr Appleby is always approachable

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

very good professional service from Dr Appleby and her staff

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr. Appleby is very attentive to any health concerns I have. She never makes me feel rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

great doctor and experience

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Dr. Appleby is knowledgeable, friendly and can explain medical terms such that non-medically oriented people can understand them. She is also open to suggestions. I have no complaints.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

the doctor took time listening and explaining. my husband has severe speech issues but she was respectful and encouraging.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

I was very impressed with Dr Appleby

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

we loved Dr Appleby! She listened to what we said and was very helpful!

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

this is a great doctor. wouldn't want anyone else.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr Appleby thoroughly explains everything that she is going to do. and I am happy to be free of pain.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

very good with the Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

we are very impressed with Dr Appleby!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

dr. Applebee has been a phenomenal doctor for me since 2011. I have recommended her and will continue to recommend her for services that anyone I know may need. She's gotten me through a few rough spots and I very much appreciate it.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr Appleby is always very thorough and empathetic to my needs.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr. Appleby is awesome!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

great experience thanks to DR Appleby, who was fantastic. I was so impressed

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Very good experience. The doctor is outstanding.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

wonderful and respectful. Dr Appleby is very caring and understands my problem an concerns!!!

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

Dr. Appleby is very easy to relate to and seems concerned about my health.

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

Dr. Appleby is a great doctor. I always feel as if she listens to my concerns and cares for my well being. I think that she has my best interest at heart and has helped me so much with my migraines.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Can not rate Dr. Appleby high enough. She is professional, yet caring. Well-informed, and can explain everything simply enough for non-medicos to understand. She is extremely personable, and it feels like if she weren't our doctor, she'd be our friend. I have heard her recommended to others, and I have recommended her to others, and I've never heard anyone come back and say anything negative.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Dr. Appleby is Number One in my book. She is the best.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr Appleby is excellent!! The absolute best neurologist I have ever had. She takes time and talks to you and explains everything. she is the best

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

We like Dr. Appleby much better than the practitioner. She was always late and rambles too much.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Dr Appleby is amazing-she is helping to change my life for the better.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

I have total faith and confidence in Dr. Appleby. She is a passionate and caring doctor who treats her patients with the upmost respect

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr Appleby is someone that makes you feel like we're best friends. She is relaxed, has compassion and really listens. She then tries to figure out what changes in medications would make the issue better. She thinks about a plan and really cares about fixing the issue. She's so easy to talk to and makes you feel like her equal. She's AWESOME!!!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr Appleby and her associates were all very professional, easy to talk with and explained everything very well. Was very pleased with the time they spent with me. Didnt feel like they were in a hurry like most doctor appts.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr. Applebee is fabulous physician. she's presonable, kind, and has a good bed side manor. she knowledgeable in her practice and shows empathy. I've never had a bad experience with her or her care. she gets more than an A+++

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

would like access to this provider in the Akron area

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr. Appleby is an excellent doctor, easy to talk to, inclusive on treatment plan, very kind and friendly.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

I am moving from Florida to Ohio. My office visit with Dr. Appleby was the most comprehensive of all office visits I have had with three Neurologist in Florida. In regard to my Parkinson's condition, she discussed my concerns and questions, along with her exam of my movements regarding my condition, to a greater extent than any other Neurologist. I am very happy to have Dr. Appleby as my doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Dr. Appleby is absolutely terrific.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

This is a wonderful, caring doctor. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Great doctor. Cares about patients

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Our first visit with Dr. Appleby and we were very impressed. She spent a lot of time with us and thoroughly explained everything.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Doctor was personable and communicated well with patient.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

I feel Dr. Appleby shows great respect through interest in news and forums that I question and takes me seriously and positively. I especially appreciated her after being home during COVID-19.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

I have already referred a friend to Dr Appleby

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr Appleby is the best doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr apple by is very understanding ans carring

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

at the end of this appointment, Dr. Appleby was very receptive to changing my next appointment from traditional "in office face-to-face" to "online facetime". when I phoned to make that change, I had to pick another date, because the original date what is for in office appointments only. And so I would have to select a different date that was designated for online facetime.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

I have already recommended Dr. Appleby several times.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

from my perspective, the FaceTime appointment provide open communication between dr. Appleby and myself. Also, I did not have to spend the rest of this day in the car.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

I always kook forward to seeing Dr. Appleby. She has a great "bedside manner", is easy to talk to and keeps me up to date on my condition and what changes to expect and what other treatment may be warrented.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Very happy with entire experience. Dr Appleby is a wonderful physician.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Dr Abbleby and her staff have always been the best. I have never encountered any problems that they were not able the handle for me quickly and efficiently.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

this was the first time we video conferenced with the nursing home and Dr. Appleby. It went well. I was able to talk to her before the nursing home joined. The bad part was we could not see much of my husband since they were holding the iPad.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr Appleby has always been very helpful and forthcoming with information and suggestions. She has been very interested in my husband and myself as patient caregiver. She is easy to talk to and listens to what we have to say.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Appleby is very easy to talk with, thoroughly explained the procedure, kind and also very professional.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

This was my first visit to Dr. Appleby. I was very pleased with the services and the information she provided.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Very pleased with the service and care Dr. Appleby provided.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr Appleby patiently listens & takes time to answer questions.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Very easy talking and listening with the doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr. Aopleby answered my questions which relieved my concerns. We discussed dose change and this was very helpful. She is always so personable and knowledgeable which is reassuring to me.

Related Videos Featuring Kristin Appleby, MD

Related Videos Featuring Kristin Appleby, MD

Back to Top