Francois Bethoux, MD
Treatment & Services
- Botulinum Toxin Injections
- Consultation and Long-term Care
- Gait Assessment
- Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
- Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
- Spasticity Management
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Adult Cerebral Palsy
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Research Fellow-Funct. Elect.
Cleveland, OH USA
Graduate School - University of Burgundy
Diploma of Special Studies in
Residency - University Hospitals of Saint Etienne
PM & R
Internship - University Hospitals of Lyon
Medical Education - Alexis Carrel Medical School
neuro-rehabilitation, spasticity management
Awards & Honors
- Principal Investigator, “Efficacy Of A Hip Flexion Assist Orthosis In Ambulatory Multiple Sclerosis Patients,” National Multiple Sclerosis Society grant, 2010-2012
- Principal Investigator, “Randomized, controlled trial of rehabilitation following acute relapses of MS,” study funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2000-2003
Innovations & Patents
- Participated in the design and testing of a new leg brace (hip flexion assist orthosis) in patients with multiple sclerosis. A pilot study of the brace was funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The results of the study were accepted for publication in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Patients with hip flexor weakness using the brace have experienced significant improvement of walking performance and leg strength.
Research & Publications
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As of 9/13/2022, Dr. Bethoux has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.
Royalty Payments. Dr. Bethoux receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
- Demos Medical Publishing
- Biogen Idec, Inc.
- Qr8 Health, Inc.
Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Bethoux may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
- Qr8 Health, Inc.
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.
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66 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022
I really enjoyed the doctor, so much. He listened, did testing, and then assessed everything to make a care decision.
Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022
The dr and nurse work well together
Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022
Dr Bethoux and the fellow who worked with him (Dr Haniff Adam) were extremely pleasant and very thorough in their history taking regarding the effectiveness of her previous injections as well as their evaluation of Michelle's current muscular status. I especially appreciate the way that they integrate the suggestions of Michelle's physical therapist regarding how to make slight adjustments to each respective muscle so that they can optimize current therapy. This "team approach" always seems to provide excellent results. I also appreciate how well the nursing staff works so well with the doctors and always strives to achieve the best comfort for Michelle during the treatment process. I am extremely grateful to the entire team and especially to Dr. Bethoux for his pleasant personality and his phenomenal skill which always produces excellent results!
Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022
Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022
Dr Bethoux is always very professional, empathetic and knowledgeable. While Botox injections are not pleasant for our son, Andy, we are so grateful to Dr Bethoux for his skill in performing this procedure quickly with every effort to make Andy as comfortable as possible. Dr Bethoux is an exceptionally kind person. He has always listened to us and was happy to answer all our questions. We can't give enough compliments about Dr. Bethoux, his PA, Jennifer and his nurse, Jackie. They work so well together and provide outstanding patient care
Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022
Wonderful doctor, wonderful team, wonderful care!
Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022
Dr Bethoux is the best. Always caring, and listening to me about how I'm feeling and ideas on how to make things better.
Reviewed on May 19, 2022
Dr. Berhoux is the best doctor I ever had.
Reviewed on May 12, 2022
The whole neurology team demonstrated attention and GENUINE concern that I haven't seen in any other CC department.Dr Bethoux is terrific- he's the genuine article!
Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022
The doctor is the best one that I ever have had. Also, the doctor that was doing her fellowship was fantastic.
Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022
Dr Bethoux is the best. Always takes time to explain everything to me and to listen to my concerns. He is easy to talk to and always makes me feel at ease.
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