Kelly Holtkamp, MD
During her youth growing up in Crystal Lake, Dr. Holtkamp was deeply interested in health and helping people feel better after they had hurt themselves. It was natural for her to pursue these interests through further education in healthcare after graduation from Crystal Lake South High School. She attended Northern Illinois University, where she completed her degree in physical therapy with honors.
Early in her career as a staff physical therapist at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Holtkamp provided out-patient therapy to orthopedic patients where she developed an interest in the orthopedic specialty. After assessing her long-term career goals, Dr. Holtkamp elected to pursue a medical degree and completed her training and residency at Northwestern University Medical School. While in residency, she participated in the care of athletes from the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Northwestern University, and the Joffrey Ballet.
Drawing on her interests in the variety of conditions and injuries involving the hand, Dr. Holtkamp pursued advanced hand surgery fellowship training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic. During this fellowship, she fulfilled coursework at the Mayo Microvascular Training Center and trained with world-renowned shoulder, elbow, and hand surgeons with decades of experience.
Now as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a sub-specialty in upper extremity, Dr. Holtkamp credits her early physical therapy background for enhancing her ability to guide patients through the healing process to reach their goal of complete recovery.
“I am committed to providing the highest quality of care to maximize recovery and minimize interruptions to people’s lives. My treatment philosophy is to recommend medically-proven conservative treatment before considering surgery. When non-operative care is no longer an option, I perform minimally invasive surgery whenever possible and use state-of-the-art techniques that expedite the healing process.”
- Basil Joint Arthritis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Circulation Problems
- Congential hand conditions
- Cubital Tunnel
- De Quervair's Tenosynovitis
- Distal Radius Fracture
- Dupuytren's Contracture
- Flexor Tendonitis
- Ganglion Cysts
- Hand or Arm Pain
- Joint Replacements
- Lacerations, including Tendons and Nerves
- Mallet Finger
- Nerve Problems in the Upper Extremity
- Numbness and Tingling
- Osteoarthritis of the Hand
- Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand
- Sprains and Strains
- Tendon and Ligament Injuries
- Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injuries
- Trigger Finger
|BACHELOR’S DEGREE||Northern Illinois University|
|MEDICAL DEGREE||Northwestern University Medical School|
|RESIDENCY||Northwestern University Medical School|
|FELLOWSHIP||Advanced Hand Surgery, Mayo Clinic|
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- Board certified in hand surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
- Board certified in orthopedic surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
- Member, Mayo Hand Club
- Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- Member, Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society
PA and doctor were very courteous and explained things so I could understand. They answered my questions completely.
Dr Holtkamp gave me information that I had never heard before; so that was reassuring.
Dr Holtkamp was awesome. I felt well taken care of with her and OrthoIllinois. I've already recommended OrthoIllinois to several people.
I was seen by the Doctor and each time I have had any interaction with her it was a great experience. She was a concerned, effective, efficient, professional and I would trust her with any future need of this type of surgery.
She thankfully had fit me in. She was very nice about it.
Everyone was very helpfull and considerate. They took xrays to be sure everything was doing OK.
The doctor is always courteous and listens to the problem, and takes care of it.
Dr. Kelly Holtkamp is great.
Friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoyed my experience and feel that Dr. Holtkamp and her assistant are both very dependable and I'm glad I'm seeing them.
Everyone was very helpful and friendly.
I have anxiety when I had to get a cortisone shot. I started to have some anxiety. Dr Holtkamp and the person who was assisting her made me feel relaxed when I was getting the shot.
All went well, they are very efficient.
I'm impressed with Dr. and her staff.
Very professional, great service.