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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Chagrin Falls Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Fracture Care
  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Adolescent Orthopaedics
  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Concussion Evaluation & Testing
  • Executive Counseling
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Fitness
  • Fitness And Nutrition As Part Of The Orthopaedic Treatment Plan
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Injection
  • Heel Injections
  • Hip Injection
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Knee Injections
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Management Of Sports Concussions
  • Non Operative Treatment Of Arthritis, Fractures, Sprains And General Orthopaedics
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Orthobiologics
  • Pediatric Fracture Treatment
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
  • Prevention And Treatment Of Injuries In The Aging Athlete
  • Prevention And Wellness
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physicals
  • Sports Safety
  • Steroid Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Bursa Tendon Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
  • Women's Sports Health
View all 37 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Acute Foot Pain
  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Pain
  • Arthritis and the Golfer
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Athletic Ankle Injury
  • Athletic Elbow Injury
  • Athletic Foot Injury
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
  • Calcaneal Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Concussions
  • Concussions, Pediatric
  • Dance Injuries
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • DeQuervain's Disease
  • Elbow Pain & Injury
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Related Sports Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Runner's Knee
  • Running Injuries
  • Sever’s Disease
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain/Strain
  • Sports Concussion
  • Sports Fracture
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Turf Toe
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Wrist Strain
View all 61 Specialties +


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About Kelly Estes, MD

Kelly Estes, M.D. is a staff physician with the Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Institute. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine with a specialty certification in Primary Care Sports Medicine. She works at both Chagrin Family Health Center and Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center.

Dr. Estes is from Westerville, OH. She completed her undergraduate training at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan where she played varsity women's soccer. She then worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor while completing a Master's of Science program in Human Nutrition at Columbia University in New York City. After working for a few years, she moved back to Ohio for medical school where she attended Wright State University in Dayton, OH. She completed a combined degree program to obtain a Master's in Public Health in addition to her Medical Doctor degree. She then completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia, followed by Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at The Ohio State University.

She is the team physician for Chagrin Falls High School and the Medical Director for the Cleveland Clinic Ortho Express Care™ Clinics.

Dr. Estes supports patients in maintaining an active lifestyle and uses a wholistic approach to manage muscle, joint, tendon, and ligament injuries. She is specialty trained to see athletes and active-minded children, adolescents, and adults for problems such as fractures, concussions and medical problems in sports. She performs orthopedic procedures such as casts and splints, joint injections, platelet-rich plasma injections, and hyaluronic acid injections.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Primary Care Sports Fellowship
Columbus, OH USA

Residency - University of Virginia
Emergency Medicine
Charlottesville, VA USA

Medical Education - Wright State Univ. School of Med.
Dayton, OH USA


  • Emergency Medicine - Sports Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

Specialty Interests

joint/muscle injuries, fractures, exercise as medicine, point-of-care ultrasound

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Kelly Estes, MD.

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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 4/3/2020, Dr. Estes 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

198 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Estes is great at listening to you and suggesting a course of action.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Great experience with Dr. Kelly Estes and all involved in appointment arrangements.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

I really liked this doctor. She listened to me and was interested in finding solutions so I could continue to perform activities I enjoyed without pain. She gave me a few alternatives and asked what I thought was best for me.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

working out my care strategy with Dr. Estes was rewarding as a patient because I was able to keep realistic goals in view.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

I had a very good experience with Dr. Estes and her Fellow.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

I was very pleased with Dr. Estes. She made me feel comfortable with the diagnosis of my ex-rays and explained everything in detail. Her recommendation of Voltaren and Tylenol had me back on my feet in less than 24 hours.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

dr. Estes is an outstanding caring physician. knowledgeable and thoughtful

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr. Estes was personable and professional at the same time. I left with a positive outlook on my recovery but also a good understanding of the steps I needed to take to get there. Very clean office, too!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Estes listened and performed more tasks I needed and she went out of her way to see I was taken care of - possibly more from my incident that happened ! In detail, I went for left elbow & left middle finger, but told her about my hip. All due to a fall, and she handled the hip also !! I was VERY surprised and pleased for this !!!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

l was pleased with my appointment with my podiatrist Dr.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

very pleased with Dr. Estes and staff.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Dr. Estes was very caring and courteous regarding my injury and treatment. very pleased!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

this physician's office is about an hour away from my house. But I would make the drive again for this provider. She is very caring and thourough.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

My physicians care was excellent. She was patient, a good listener and informative. Most importantly she relieve me of my knee pain almost instantly with the removal of the fluid. She asked if I was OK with needles, and seeing the equipment brought in prior to returning which was a nice thought for those with high anxiety. I wish I could tell you the physicians assistant's name, but she was excellent also.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Estes was very good!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Appointment issues stated in previous screen. Dr. And staff were excellent!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

The doctor was great!!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr Estes was great. didnt expect to have to wait so long to be seen! 3pm appt but Dr didnt come on exam room till after 4pm:(

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr Kelly was wonderful !

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

I was very impressed with both Dr Estes and her staff. Exceptionally friendly and informative. !

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Estes is fantastic. She is extremely compassionate and a good listener. I would unequivocally recommend her to anyone I know, and I wish I could switch to her for primary care.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

awesome Doctor, great new addition to the Cleveland Clinic Team

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

dr estes was fantastic

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

The care that I receive from Dr. Estes was fantastic. She put me at ease with her knowledge and expertise. I highly recommend her and I'll go back to her.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Estes was friendly, professional, and thoughtful in her assessment of my problem. the Clinic us fortunate to have her on staff.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr.Estes showed my X-ray and explained the issue let me know what I need to do and what options she could provide ,very informative.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

I really liked Dr. Estes. She's was very knowledgeable about my problem and explained it in an easy to understand way. I would highly recommend her and am a little sad she's a specialist and not a general practitioner.

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