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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
Chagrin Falls Family Health Center
Primary Location

Chagrin Falls Family Health Center


Additional Locations

Orthopaedic Surgery

Akron General

1 Akron General Avenue
Akron, OH 44307

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Fracture Care
  • Adolescent Orthopaedics
  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Concussion Evaluation and Testing
  • Executive Counseling
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Fitness
  • Fitness and Nutrition as Part of the Orthopaedic Treatment Plan
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Hand Injection
  • Heel Injections
  • Hip Injection
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Knee Injections
  • Management of Sports Concussions
  • Non-Operative Treatment of Fractures
  • Non-Operative Treatment of Sprains
  • Nonsurgical Treatment of Arthritis
  • Nonsurgical 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 Bursa Tendon Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • 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 Hand
  • Arthritis of the Hip
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • 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
  • Concussion
  • Concussions, Pediatric
  • Dance Injuries
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Related Sports Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • 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
  • Shoulder 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 65 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 and Twinsburg High Schools.

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
Sports Medicine (Family Medicine)
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 4/13/2023, 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.

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* 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

175 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

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Estes is amazing!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Estes provides excellent healthcare with regard to my issues. She is always knowledgeable about my history and progress over the past appointments and PT treatments. She has always been excellent in referring me for treatment needed from other healthcare professionals. Excellent Excellent Excellent

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Estes and her staff work together extremely well. They communicate with me as a patient and between themselves in an extremely efficient and professional manner. They always put me at ease during treatments and answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr. Estes is outstanding. She is caring, knowledgeable and explains everything.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

I think she is a great doctor

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

I had to wait quite a while (about 3 weeks) for my appointment. I would have liked to have it much sooner - within a week - as recommended by the CCF Weston urgent care physician.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr Estes was excellent - she listened to me, asked follow up questions, explained the treatment plan and answered my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr Estes and Nadia are warm and helpful.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr. Estes is intelligent, compassionate, and thorough in her discussions with and care of the patient. She's an excellent physician and I'd return to her anytime!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Very nice experience. Dr was wonderful as was Nadia.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr took her time and gave me options

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Very good experience and loved my Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr. Estes was AMAZING. She was very clean on what she was doing, why she was doing it, and she cared about how I was. She is a perfect example of a compassionate caregiver

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023


Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

First time meet / using Dr. Estes and I was very impressed.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr Estes was excellent

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Estes is wonderful in every way!!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Thorough examination and felt Dr Estes really listened to me. She gave us an explanation of her findings and what she saw on xray. She answered my questions and fully explained treatment options. Explained the procedure and treated me with care. Excellent experience

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr. Estes is exceptional at identifying issues and sharing her knowledge in a way that is easy to understand.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Excellent experience with Dr Estes.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Dr. Estess was awesome!!!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

She was awesome!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

My daughter really liked Dr Estes

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr Estes has exceeded our expectations She is excellent at providing information and expertise. She has been willing to take the time to explain her recommendation and communicate with the PT. She is authentic and cares about her patients

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. Estes was patient, explained everything well, and made us feel part of the care plan.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2022

Dr. Shaw explained mammogram results in detail with a plan for the future.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

We really appreciate Dr Estes, she is very caring and approachable

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Dr. Estes was excellent at explaining the anatomy of the shoulder, how the injury occurred and treatment and future risks.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

If I could give a higher rating to Dr Estes and Emily Graydon (PA) , I certainly would. They were both terrific!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

What a fantastic Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dr. Took the time to answer questions, educate me and feature me about procedure.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Dr Estes an amazing physician.I was so worried and in so much pain.Her care was compassionate and amazing,

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Dr Estes wonderful

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Dr. Estes is very thoughtful. She explains everything along with options. Tells me why she made the decision she does.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Dr. Estes is great! I will recommend her.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Dr. Estes is fantastic. She listened to my issues and properly diagnosed my health concern. She was very knowledgeable and gave me treatment in the same visit to drastically improve my condition. I appreciate the outstanding service I received at the Clinic and from Dr. Estes.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Outstanding job by this clinic and staff. Thank you Dr. Estes for treating me like a person 1st, and a patient 2nd. Thank you for listening and finding my condition and applying treatment.

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