Dr. Kaela Frizzell - Louisville Hand Care Center

Meet the Fellow: Kaela Frizzell

Kaela FrizzellFrom Her Hands to Yours

Dr. Kaela Frizzell may be new to Louisville, but she’s not new to the lure of hand care. This week, we’re happy to introduce you to Christine M. Kleinert fellow and native Californian, Kaela Frizzell.

Dr. Frizzell became a doctor because she wanted every day to provide her with an opportunity to help people. She says her favorite part of the profession is “having the honor and privilege to help make people better using her own hands.”

Kaela’s favorite quote is “The only way to do great work is to do what you love,” and this philosophy is clearly visible in her personality. She is optimistic, energetic, and eager to learn during her year with us in the Christine M. Kleinert fellowship program. It was the “wide variety of cases and unparalleled education opportunities” that brought her to us and now that she’s here, she’s “eager to learn more about all aspects of hand and arm care.”

Kaela attended Villanova University and earned her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. When her fellowship is over, she hopes to settle somewhere near her family. Family is important to Kaela—she names her grandparents as her mentors. But she plans to enjoy her year here too – and not just with hand care – I’m “excited to explore and find out” what Louisville has to offer.

Dr. Frizzell’s favorite patient story blends her love of hand care and her deep appreciation of family. “A patient came in after a fall with a distal radius fracture. She had been placed in a splint and was unable to take care of things around the house or cook her favorite weekly meal with her big family because she was in too much pain and the splint was cumbersome. She had surgery and within two weeks, she was feeling great and able to take care of herself. Most importantly, she was able to get back to cooking her favorite Sunday meal with her family. She even brought some of her famous cooking into the office for everyone to try. I love the ability to help people get back to their favorite activities.”

Kaela’s nightstand currently has two books on it, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcome Gladwell and Green’s Operative Hand Surgery, by Drs. Scott Wolfe, William Pederson, et al.

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