Department Mellen Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.8600
Desk:
216.444.8600
Fax:
216.445.6259

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Consultation and Long-term Care
  • Gait Assessment
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
  • Spasticity Management
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Cerebral Palsy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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Biography

About Francois Bethoux, MD

Francois Bethoux, MD, serves as the Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center. He was born in 1964 in Paris, France. He completed his medical studies and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Lyon, France. After moving to the United States to complete a Neuroimmunology fellowship at the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research (affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation), he remained on staff and today serves as the Director of Rehabilitation Services. 

Dr. Bethoux's research interests include outcomes measurements in both general and multiple sclerosis (MS)-specific neurorehabilitation, gait analysis and evaluation of symptomatic therapies and rehabilitative interventions for spasticity in MS and other disorders of the central nervous system.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2003

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neuroimmunology
Cleveland, OH USA
2000

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Research Fellow-Funct. Elect.
Cleveland, OH USA
1995

Graduate - University of Burgundy
Diploma of Special Studies in
Dijon, France,
1994

Residency - University Hospitals of Saint Etienne
PM & R
France
1994

Internship - University Hospitals of Lyon
Internal Medicine
69002 Lyon,,
1990

Medical School - Alexis Carrel Medical School
MD
Lyon, France
1988

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 8/24/2017, 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Bethoux receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • IPSEN

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.

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

88 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.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

Dr Bethoux is an excellent provider. He is knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, respectful, and professional at all times. He listens to my concerns and tailors my care according to them. He explains his plan and makes sure I am in agreement with the plan of care. He is a great teacher to the residents and always asks me if they can stay during my office visit. I would think the residents would want to emulate his skills. He is an asset to your institution.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

Dr. Bethoux is exactly what I was hoping for and more when I decided to come to Cleveland Clinic. He made me feel comfortable and confident I was in good hands. He was extremely personable, professional, sincere in his desire to help me. I felt like I was his only patient. He was compassionate and thorough. I feel that he is an exemplary doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2017

Dr. Bethoux is one of the best doctors I have seen. He listened and answered all my questions, he made me feel at ease and his staff were wonderful.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017

have never had a bad experience with either Dr. McKee or Dr. beteux . Jackie excellent nurse asst.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2017

everyone is always very receptive and courteous, never run across anyone that doesn't seem to like there job. very compassionate people also. no complains..

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017

Very good experience. Dr. Bethoux and his assistant are personable, caring and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2017

very thorough and easy tounderstand

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