Department Center for Functional Medicine
Primary Location Chagrin Falls Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Integrative Medicine
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About Melissa Young, MD

Dr. Young is a Certified Functional Medicine specialist through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She has completed a two-year Residential Integrative Medicine Fellowship with the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson, studying with 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.

She emphasizes a holistic approach to acute and chronic disease with a focus on healthy lifestyle choices which include nutrition, sleep, 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. Dr. Young may refer for acupuncture, manual therapy, Reiki, Chinese Herbal therapy, and holistic psychotherapy and mind-body work when warranted. 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 disease and helps patients in prevention 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, genetics, environment, emotions, beliefs, and social relationships which influence health and disease.

Common conditions she treats include autoimmune diseases, chronic digestive issues like IBS,  IBD, and SIBO, thyroid disease, anxiety and depression, chronic headaches, weight management issues, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.

Dr. Young practices Functional Medicine at the Center for Functional Medicine at Cleveland Clinic at the Chagrin Falls Family Health Center location.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Arizona Medical Center
Integrative Medicine
Tucson, AZ USA

Residency - Lenox Hill Hospital
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - Hunter College
New York, NY USA


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/4/2018, Dr. Young 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

214 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.3
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Dr Young seems very knowledgeable. She is very thoughtful and positive about anything she discusses.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

I already have recommended Dr Young to other people.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

the inability to get appointments is due to high quality, expertise of Dr. Young, and supply/demand for FM doctors who can meet the needs of those who dont benefit/ seek conventional treatments for undiagnosed, non typical illnesses- and the fact that Dr. Young can relate, because she walks the walk.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

It would have been nice to have more time with Dr Young as this was my first visit to see her and I have complex health issues. i can appreciate time constraints particularly with followup visits, but first time visits generally need more time, in my opinion. Dr Young did her best to address my concerns and was very involved and tried to get a lot into a short visit. I greatly appreciate her interest, genuine concern, and professional medical advice. i look forward ro seeing her again after lab test results come in.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

it is difficult to judge a healthcare provider after only one visit. This visit was rushed and I thought I left with a lot of information that wasn't very well explained.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr Young was amazing took time to listen to me and my concerns

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

I just wish I had more than 30 minutes with the doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

I am well aware that Dr. Young is much in demand and I'm willing to wait my turn!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

All my experiences with Dr Young and her staff have been positive.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

I wish I could refer more of my patients to Dr. Young, but they need to be seen more promptly.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr Young is an outstanding doctor: she cares about you as a person and not just as a medical condition; she listens extremely well and is observant; her extensive medical knowledge and training is invaluable; she is a genuinely caring doctor. I have referred my mother and two friends who are now her patients because I feel she will provide the best care for them and I have complete confidence in her care.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

I have recommended Functional Medicine to many, and have my mother and two friends seeing Dr Young. I believe I have received excellent care with Dr Young through the approach of Functional Medicine and my health is improving where other doctors failed to help.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr.Young studied my labs and noticed issues that needed to be addressed so a care plan was instituted immediately. Dr. Young gave me hope that my long term debilitating issue will finally be managed.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

my family and I adore Doctor Young! we have been working together for the past 3 years approximately. she was able to get me back on my feet. she is genuine, thoughtful, listens without arrogance and is extremely empathetic. exactly what you want for your physician.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Dr. Young is caring, compassionate and extremely good at what she does.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

My visit with Dr. Young was excellent. I feel confident she is going to help me in my quest for good health.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Young certainly packs lots of valuable information into each visit, yet listens well(empathically). She's been so encouraging!I feel respected as a fellow human being onmy health/wellness journey...Like she's traveling along side me as another on the same journey rather than being a bossy tour guide.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr Young is everything a Dr should be.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Young is the only doctor who has listened to my daughter and not dismissed her feelings both physically and emotionally. She listened and started trying to find out what was wrong with her.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr Young is outstanding! I know my care is in excellent hands with her. I have referred her to my mother and friend who are now patients with her. Dr Young is a treasure in Functional Medicine and a role model of caring.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Young is always excellent in explaining options and treatment and working to answer all my questions, even though time is limited. She is aware of the time and helps me know where we are in the visit so that I can be sure to get all my concerns addressed. She is very caring and very professional.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Young was exactly who I hoped she would be. She was caring and listened to my issues. I'm so happy to have been connected.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

It's early in the process, but I see potential that Dr Young and the team may be able to help me with my issues.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

The mission of the clinic was unclear to me. I still do not understand their purpose. I came in with concerns regarding my hormones and that was never addressed. How can you address fluctuating hormones if you can only see a doctor 3 to 4 times per year? The only solutions offered are overpriced supplements? Again, I feel more hopeless now then I did before I was seen. At least then I was over $1000 richer.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Melissa Young should be commended for her exemplary service. She is highly knowledgeable in her field and seeks to truly understand and help her patients. Dr. Melissa Young addresses each patient in a personalized manner for their individual health situation. She seeks to identify the root cause of illness and address this issue to the depth needed. Dr. Melissa Young took time to answer my questions and ensure that she had addressed each of my health concerns. She went above and beyond to be thorough and develop a health care plan for my condition. Thank you, Dr. Young for your outstanding care. You are not merely a doctor, but a health advocate who truly cares about your patients and their futures.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Young was very thorough, caring and receptive to my desire for natural care methods

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Dr Young is a kind and thoughtful doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

dr. Melissa Young was very personable and informative.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr Young gets what FM patients go through, listens intently and includes the pt. in the discussion.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

first available future appointments are always beyond time the doctor recommends but when put on a wait list good appropriate times come available.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Young does a great job of answering my questions and explaining results/treatment plan, however, the new shorter visit time ( 30 minute vs. prior 45 minute ) does not allow enough time to cover the complexity of what needs to be discussed.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr. Young's kindness coupled with her expertise is why I make the 2.5 hour drive to see her. She is very good at what she does and my health has vastly improved since being in her care.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

didn't feel a convection. felt rushed. though not a new patient and have extensive file I am new to dr young. was hoping she would have reviewed my file. didn't seem like it....

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr. Melissa Young is one of the best doctors that I've ever had, she is wonderful, helpful and very compassionate. I was sick for many years with no answers until I saw her, she actually listens which is rare of alot if doctors these days. The only issue is getting an appointment with her because she is in such high demand. The nurses that work with her, Melody and the other girls are so very helpful and kind too.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr. Young is extremely caring and an excellent listener.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr. Young is a breath of fresh air! She is very engaged in patient care and has obvious interest in helping her patients.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

I always been treated in a professional and caring manner by Dr. Young and her staff. The scheduling process, however, needs work.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Dr Young is a wonderful doctor, therefore, she is in high demand and booked for months in advance.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

I thought my appointment was for 45 minutes, but it only lasted 30. It was too rushed, especially since this was my first visit to this provider. She did have a fresh approach to my health concerns and made some good decisions regarding my treatment.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

The doctor tells you to come back to the Center for Functional Medicine for next appt in a certain amount of weeks but there isn't an opening in the schedule til over a month or two later!

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