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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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 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 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ataxia
  • Blepharospasm
  • Dysphonia
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Functional Movement Disorder (FMD)
  • Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)
  • Hand Tremors
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Myoclonus (Muscle Twitch)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Shy-Drager Syndrome
  • Spasticity
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Tremors
View all 24 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Georgetown University Hospital
Movement Disorders
Washington, DC United States

Residency - Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC United States

Internship - Washington Hospital Center
Internal Medicine
Washington, DC

Medical Education - Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Undergraduate - Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - 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 1/2/2024, 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

390 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

68 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Dr. Appleby is a caring, knowledgeable and humorous doctor! I value her comments and advice about my health. And both her office staff and the White Pond Therapy staff and Physical Therapist Tracey communicate so well between offices and directly with me. I am grateful for this medical attention!

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Dr. Appleby was very compassionate, understanding, and supportive of our challenges discussed during this visit. Her support and guidance were greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Totally amazing doctor .. The entire hospital and services are unmatched !

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Very happy with Dr. Appleby, could not be more impressed with her care.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr Appleby is alway courteous and professional

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr Appleby is the best neurologist I have ever had in my entire life. She always takes the time to make sure we get to the bottom of things and makes sure she asks me the right questions to get the answers she needs to better my care!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr Appleby is an amazing doctor. She listens, advises but lets me make the final decision. She is helping me navigate the process to get DBS. She is a movement disorder specialist and we are so blessed to have her in our community. I have recommended her to a few people who were dealing with their Parkinson's diagnosis.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

This was my first appointment with Dr. Appleby and I am so very pleased to have her as my neurologist now. She made me feel comfortable from the start. She listened well, answered my questions, and is very compassionate. I highly recommend Dr. Appleby for anyone who has Parkinson's and is looking for a movement disorders specialist.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

I have been very pleased with all of my doctors at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr. Appleby is wonderful! She is pleasant, down to earth, patient, professional, and knowledgeable. She spends all the time necessary with me. Thank you Dr.Appleby!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr. Appleby is always very attentive and caring. She is very observant and picks up on changes . She offers suggestions on changes that may help. Couldn't ask for better care.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr Appleby and her staff are always professional, welcoming and accommodating. They are the best.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr. Appleby was very open to my input and very positive in the way she guided my care

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

I am very pleased with the care I received from Dr. Appleby

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

I love dr.appleby,she's so good at what she does.My life wouldn't be the same without her

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Dr Appleby is an expert at treating my problems.My life is mostly back to normal because of her.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr Applebee is excellent very helpful to me

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Dr. Appleby is my source of information, understanding and courage. I wish I could visit her weekly.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

I wish there was a higher grade I could give Dr Appleby. She is amazing. She listened to all my questions/issues and looked/talked deeper into them. We discussed lots of options and the good and bad of each. She was able to advise me on a medication changes to help me sleep better. I haven't feel this rested in years. She never made me feel I was rushed and all the time needed to help me.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Doctor Appleby was very reassuring because of her casual demeanor (which put me at ease) as well as her knowledge about my disease.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Never have had bad experiences with Dr Appleby. She has always provided the best advice and care in any of my visits with her. Lucky to have her for my neurology doctor. Will always recommend her highly.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

I appreciate Dr. Appleby's sincere concern and professionalism.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Thank you to Doctor Appleby for treating me like a human-being even though I am poor and have medicaid

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Overall very good. The doctor, nurses, and patient representatives are very polite and seem genuinely concerned and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

She is fantastic!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

She was so nice and explained everything to me and answered all of my questions!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr. Appleby is so very understanding and listens to all my concerns. I have recommended her to other people.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr Appleby is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Appleby always answers our portal questions or whatever the note was about within a day or two of her receiving it.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Applebee is great!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

This was one of the best appointments I have ever had with any Doctor. Dr. Appleby is always great

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Love dr applebee

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr A. Continues to serve as an incredibly talented and effective caregiver/consultant for her neurological patients. She is wonderfully intact and answering questions and discussing possible alternatives or adjustments to the current treatment plan included the role review up, turn meditation and dosages. She is a keen listener and people person superstar! And I would think Member of the Cleveland clinic "all star team of docs"Phh by toM

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

I have been a patient of Dr. Appleby s for probably 10 years or more. I was her first case when she started at what was then, Medina Hospital, Medina Hospital. Dr. Appleby is always kind and understands what you're trying to say. Even if you're unsure of what you should be doing. I have kept her despite a move. It takes me away from Medina, so I am very appreciative of the time she gives to me.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

I have the upmost respect for Dr. Appleby. She's helped me through some rough spots. And she has always been a cheerleader for me. I am very grateful.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Appleby is always a great listener and always addresses my questions. She is very polite and thorough

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Very satisfied w Dr and esp the amount of time she have me

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Very satisfied with doctor and staff

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Hands down the best doctor

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr Appleby has unusual blend of medical competence, common sense, and empathy.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Give dr. Appleby a raise

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr Appleby is so knowledgeable and always listens to my needs and together we explore options and come up with a care plan. I couldn't face this disease without her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Only good responses are in order. It has been a pleasure to work with Dr. Appleby.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

All of the care providers function as a team. All manifest professional characteristics, and have been a pleasure to work with.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr was terrific. Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. Used her computer but didn't get buried in it.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Appleby is great

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr. Appleby has been my Parkinson's doctor for years. She is very forthright and knowledgeable, which is why I don't mind traveling from Akron to Medina.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I cannot say enough good about Dr Appelby. Over the last 5 years, I have seen numerous doctors at Cleveland Clinic, University Hospital, and UPMC. She is one of the few doctors that has given me enough time to explain everything, along with not only hearing me talk but truly listened to what I had to say. Thanks to this, it's the first time in 5 years, even though they were small, I have had some positive results. Along with that, she carries herself as a professional, but still shows a human, compassionate side. A while back I read that Newsweek Magazine considered Cleveland Clinic the 2nd best hospital in the world. If that is true, it is quite simply because of doctors like Dr Kristen Appleby.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr Appleby is very easy to talk to and helpful. She listens and is concerned about me as a person. I'm grateful when I first needed an appointment I got started with her.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Can't say enough positive about Dr Appleby

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

I appreciated the Dr doing the video so soon when I had questions.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

I enjoy Dr Appleby's bedside manner.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Very good Dr Applebe was very helpful

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Appleby is a wonderful doctor. I changed insurance and am so glad I was able to continue seeing her. She is caring, takes time to ask questions and listen, and I feel like she is genuinely interested in helping me.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Appleby chats with me, listens to me, teaches me and provides truth and comfort.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Appleby was Amazing!!! Very pleased with my decision. Felt like she actually listened to me and involve me in my care.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Doctor Appleby was very good and answered all my question and did not rush me.. I am very pleased to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

I've always been pleased with Dr Appleby's concern for my problems and her care.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Appleby was very thorough and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Long wait to get in to see doctor for next appointment

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Have always been pleased with the care provided by Dr Appleby and staff.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

She spent a lot of time showing me the test results and timespan for recovery

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr Appleby is an excellent physician. Knowledgeable, listens to my concerns and questions. I see her for a Dystonia, which is a highly variable condition that has a mind of its own. She really works with me to find new solutions. I drive 40 miles one-way for my appts with her and it's worth it!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Loved dr Applebee

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr. Kristen Appleby is a kind, caring, intelligent physician. She is absolutely awesome. She is the best doctor I have ever gone to. The Clinic is lucky to have her.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr Appleby was relaxed and took plenty of time to answer all my questions. She was friendly, down to earth, and very accessible as a human being.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr Appleby is very caring and professional.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Appleby is very supportive and listens to my concerns and the concerns of my spouse.

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