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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
  • 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 36 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 7/2/2021, 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

188 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 4.8

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr Estes was awesome! The radiologist was amazing!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

This was one of the best doctor visits I experienced. She listened and explained everything about my foot problems. She seemed genuinely concerned. I appreciated that.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr. Estes took care to continue her excellent treatment with me.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Excellent caring provider.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Estes was very thorough and helped me to understand what was happening. She looked at all my previous history and laid out the next plan of care. I felt very confident we were making the best decisions in my treatment when I left the appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Wonderful experience. Dr Estes listened, addressed my concerns, and performed the in office procedure that we agreed upon with efficiency and finesse, explaining every step of the way.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Could not schedule myself. Dr Yunus associate had to do it. Cleveland Clinic Scheduling is the worst. No one knows the doctors schedule for 2023 yet. Some doctors cannot be seen. Appointment questions are ridiculous. I have spent hours trying to schedule appointments with various doctors. Shame on you. You request funds from me all the time. I will not give you a cent until you improve.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

The inability to make appointments is terrible. The doctors are very good. You really need to fix the appointment process.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Dr. Estes was very professional and explained the process effectively

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

I was extremely happy to be able to get in to see a doctor so quickly; especially since I had waited at least 2weeks thinking I could heal myself!

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Doctor & fellow doctor were extremely sensitive to how I was feeling & reviewing my symptoms; very thorough in exam

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr. Estes is very kind. I felt like she really cared about me as a person and addressed all of my needs.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Very pleasant staff and doctor. Dr Estes answered all my questions and concerns

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

I have always had a good experience with Dr Estes

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr estes was kind, compassionate and professional!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Visit went well. Nice Dr. Estes.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr. Estes is an excellent doctor who showed she cared for my well being.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr Estes was fantastic!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr Estes was great!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Very happy Dr. Estes and the Cleveland Clinic experience.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Estes is one of the best doctor I have ever gone to.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

she's a wonderful doctor I tell everyone about her. being in pain is no joke and I thank her for my pain management as I've seen doctors that are abrupt and not as concerned.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr. Estes was amazing! She took the time to go over everything about why I was there and made sure I understood what she was saying and did a great job of answering all of my questions

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

I have never had a doctor so nice and willingly to listen. she was so thorough and took the time to go over everything so she could understand and then fully give her diagnosis. I was actually thrown off guard because I wasn't treated like a number and hurried along

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Estes was amazing!!!! Got James 2 appointments with 2 different doctors!!!

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

really appreciated Dr. Estes taking the time to explain what my problem likely was and options to address it! I felt confident in the treatment approach we decided on!

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

i have recommended Dr. Estes and will do so again.

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!

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