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
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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* 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

257 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 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

26 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Apleby has been the best doctor for me in my life. She is personable, intelligent and compassionate. The three things needed to succeed as a doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Appleby knows exactly the answers I need for new treatments and medicine. I trust her opinions any time!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018

First time visit to Dr. Kristin Appleby and she was EXCELLENT. She listened, was professional and very easy to talk to and pleasant. I really trusted her opinion and diagnosis. She gave me a lot of information and insight into my condition and it was an area of expertise for her. I felt very good after my appointment. I live 3 hours from Cleveland Clinic and wish I lived closer. The reputation, care and courtesy extended is the best.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018

Dr. Appleby never rushed me or made me feel like she was in a hurry. She spent a lot of time with me and my husband and answered all my questions. I came for a second opinion and the first opinion (not at Cleveland Clinic) was a different diagnosis. Dr. Appleby gave me a diagnosis that made sense to me, fit the symptoms and I trusted her completely.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

Dr Applebee is one of the best physicians I have seen. She is always kind and understanding and you are lucky to have her on your staff.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

Dr. Appleby and her team are outstanding to work with.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2018

Dr. Appleby always takes the time to listen and describes any treatment she feels might improve my quality of health.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2018

I have confidence in my physician

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2018

Very positive

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2018

Dr. Appleby has assisted in coordinating with my PCP in medications that help treat other diagnoses of Fibromyalgia and pain. Her skill and knowledge in treating cervical dystonia has made a huge difference in my quality of life.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2018

Very friendly

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018

I was very happy with my visit to Dr. Appleby. My visit was about potential symptoms of Parkinson's and whether my tremors were symptoms. Dr. Appleby was very thorough in her explanations and very personable.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2017

Dr. Appleby only had one followup test required along with a referral to another doctor. This was clearly explained to me and her office was able to schedule both the test and next appointment on the same day to accomodate my travel to Cleveland.

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