Dr. Young is an Integrative Medicine specialist. She completed a two-year Integrative Medicine Fellowship with the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson, studying with Dr. Andrew Weil, a pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine. To help bridge the mental and emotional aspects of healing, She has done additional training in Mind-Body Medicine with The Chopra Center, The Center for Mind Body Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness.
Dr. Young received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 1995 and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City in 1998. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine. In addition to her Integrative Medicine background, she has training and experience in Functional Medicine. Dr. Young has written chapters on the Integrative Medicine Approach to the Prevention of Colon Cancer in the first and second editions of the Textbook "Integrative Medicine", by Dave Rakel, MD.
She emphasizes a holistic approach to healthcare with a focus on healthy lifestyle choices which include nutrition, physical activity, and stress management. All interventions are as natural as possible and may also include dietary supplements, herbs, hormone balancing, detoxification, and mind-body practices. She embraces an interactive, healing partnership between physician and patient with a focus on restoring balance within each person to achieve optimal health and wellness. Dr. Young looks for the underlying root cause of symptoms and helps patients in prevention of disease as well as treatment of complex chronic diseases. As each patient is unique, Dr. Young seeks to assess all aspects of an individual’s lifestyle, environment, emotions, beliefs, and social relationships which influence health and disease.
Dr. Young's special interests include nutrition with an emphasis on "Food as Medicine" philosophy which encompasses patient education on whole food choices, food sourcing and label reading as well as gluten intolerance, food sensitivities, detoxification, energy restoration, hormone balancing, migraine, and mood disorders.
Dr. Young provides one-hour Integrative Medicine consultations to create personalized treatment plans for patients at the Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Campus.