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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 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
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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As of 6/7/2022, 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

101 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

38 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

The doctor seemed very competent but the lack of concern for the inconvenience caused to me by her lateness would make it unlikely I would see her again or recommend her in the absence of being provided with a compelling explanation (or apology) for the lateness. My visit lasted the scheduled 20 minutes; if the doctor is being more thorough and spending more time with her patients then more time needs to be allotted for patient visits. I arrived before my appointment for an X-ray so I ended up spending more than 2 hours at the facility for a 20 minute appointment which is unacceptable.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

I thought it would be nice if the doctor recommended options to me instead of me suggesting options.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr Estes was excellant with attitude & care. Very informative about treatment & expected outcome. Extremely satisified with her service..

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Doctor Estes is a very compassionate and she is a wonderful listener..

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Dr Estes is an excellent orthopedic physician. I enjoy all of my visits with her. She is very caring, and knowledgeable of the issues at hand.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Dr Estes and her nurse assistant, of which there are two, are always very pleasant and thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr. Estes is extremely knowledgeable and explained everything so well. Went above and beyond in making sure the plan for PT was the best one. I would 100% recommend Dr. Estes. Very kind, empathetic, and helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr. Estes Is incredibly knowledgeable and she also has tremendous bedside manner in which she views a patient holistically.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Since I am an existing patient of the physician scheduling the appointment was easy and I didn't have to wait long to see her.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

The physician saw me as a person and listened to me which is extremely important to me in order to develop trust. She didn't just go through the motions but actually listened and collaborated. I felt heard and understood. At the same time she was knowledgeable and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr Estes has gone above and beyond to help me with my hip issue. I could not be more pleased with the help she has provided to me.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Dr Estes is amazing. My concern is the seven weeks it takes to get a diagnostic ultrasound! Appointment wait lists should never been that long! So frustrated.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

I always have a positive experience with Dr. Estes and her staff.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

I really feel like the dr listens to me and more importantly hears me. She even gave me direction on how to deal with something else in my life

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Had almost a 3 hour wait to see the doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Fantastic staff and Dr. Thank you

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Definitely would recommend Dr. Estes to a friend or family member.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Dr. Estes informed me of choices available to help my knee. She combined two meds to attempt to give me best relief possible. She reviewed possible care for the future too. She listened to my desire to put off surgery for as long as possible.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Dr. Estes is a caring, competent skilled doctor. The best!!

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Was hard getting in to see the doctor but she was fantastic once was able to see her

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Excellent doctor and amazing staff!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr. Kelly Estes is very professional and did a great job explaining all the options of treatments available. Very comfortable when speaking with her and makes sure all my questions are answered.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Excellent staff and Dr Estes was very kind and helpful. All professional! I traveled 3.5 hours for my appointment and my visit at Cleveland Clinic was excellent. Will be traveling there for all my future visits!! Thank you!!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Dr. Estes listened to everything I had to say and answered all of my questions to my satisfaction. I felt really good about the course of treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr. Estes is exceptional in the time and attention she provided. She answered questions and listened authentically to my concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

I'm so glad I was referred to Dr Estes.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Completely professional and I have already recommended Dr Estes to my friends

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.

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