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 Education - 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 8/9/2019, 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

328 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

50 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

love that Dr Apple by listens to me and I don't feel rushed or like I am just a number.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr Appleby allows me to just be me. she gets my humor and doesn't rush thru the appointment

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr Appleby is off the charts great at what she does

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

felt more like friends thsn doctor/patient shes nice and all but wonder how she eould be in a real crisis

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr Appleby is outstanding! She listens intently to my concerns, offers advice and is super helpful. I never feel rushed in or out and she is totally present during my visits.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

love this doctor she has really helped me

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

never ever had a bad experience with Dr Kristin Applebee

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Would highly recommend Dr Appleby. She is what you expect from your health care physician and more. I truly trust myself to her care. Love her as a person and physician.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

We very much appreciate that Dr. Appleby reviewed the 10 pages of information which we provided to update her at our appointment and that she appropriately addressed any and all of our concerns and questions. About a month prior to the appointment, we were pleased with the way that Dr. Appleby responded to our email message to request a month long trial of medication adjustment. Also prior to the appointment, we were pleased that she provided a referral for physical therapy when it was requested by the PTA who leads the Delay the Disease Exercise Group at Westview. Since the Oct. appointment Dr. Appleby has provided an Occupational Therapy Referral as had been discussed at the appointment. When we are ready, we are confident that she will also provide the referral for palliative care as was discussed at the appointment. It is wonderful to know that Dr. Appleby will respond to our requests in the interim between scheduled appointments.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

the courtesy and respect Dr. Appleby showed toward the concern addressed was simply amazing. She was attentive, emphatic, and took a real interest. Her approach showed professional courtesy and respect. Her manner in treating the elderly and explaining the disease and cures was excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr. Appleby and her staff are always kind, knowledgeable, and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Excellent care, excellent provider, excellent practice.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr. Appleby is outstanding.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Appleby is very considerate and caring

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr. Appleby takes time with me and is very good at explaining the things that I Need to,know.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

I highly recommend Dr Appleby as she is so knowledgeable about my condition. she talks to me about it and asks pertinent questions to assess my health at every visit. she takes the time to explain the medical aspects and uses termminology that I can understand. she does not mind answering all my questions and I am glad so grateful for her personality. she makes it easy to talk to her!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Appleby is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr. Appleby is one of the few doctors that seems to truly care. She took her time and listened to my concerns. I actually felt heard by her. I feel like she is a part of my team and not just dictating what has to happen.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr Appleby listens intently and discusses treatment rather than dictating it to the patient. I feel like I'm an equal partner in my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Appleby is caring, great listener, explanations are straightforward,

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr. Appleby was very personable and answered all our questions ..very professional but engaged with as people.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

I had a wonderful experience. Dr. Appleby was very professional and very easy to talk to. My reason for coming was to speak to an expert and have my questions answered and that's what I got. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Thank God for Dr. Appleby! Her knowledge of my condition and caring concern was beyond reproach. During treatment she made me feel at ease. I have found the perfect neurologist.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

dr. applebye was very understanding and I didn't feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Dr. Appleby is consistently friendly, knowledgable, professional, and approachable, as are both her office staff and nursing staff. Appointments with Dr. Appleby are always a pleasant experience.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Dr. Appleby is a great asset to CCF. She is always kind, friendly, knowledgable, professional, and takes the time to really listen to you and your concerns. Excellent provider.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Excellent provider and staff.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Appleby to others on numerous occasions.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

The Dr listened and helped with all my questions and took the time I needed.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Dr. Appleby always shows concern, has a great understanding and is always helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Dr. Appleby is a wonderful doctor, and I am reassured to know that she is there if I should ever need her.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr Applby balances positive with realistic disease/health concerns. eg try physical therapy to ease pain and reduce weight.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Dr Appleby and her staff have always been more than accommodating. They take care of arrangements for my next appointments and are always prompt in responding to my questions of prescription refill requests.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Dr Appleby is the best specialist or general practitioner I have ever worked with. She got me through a very difficult time and has improved my quality of life when I thought there was no solution but to just live with my migraines.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

this physician is outstanding! she provides superior care on all levels.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

the doctor and the staff were very courteous and professional during the entire time of my appointment

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 17, 2019

Dr. Appleby had read the 5 pages of information and asked where we wanted to start. It was decided that we would start at the beginning, and Dr. Appleby indicated she would add questions about anything else she needed to know. We very much appreciate the way Dr. Appleby partnered with us, as she shared information about various options so that a plan for a plan for maintaining and maximizing current levels of functioning could be developed. Our hearts are full of gratitude, and this week, we recommended Dr. Appleby to others!

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.

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