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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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/13/2023, Dr. Young has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Young receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Young has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:

  • Symposia Medicus, Inc.

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

282 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

75 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Happy and lucky to be Dr. Young's patient.I'm seeing good progress.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

On site in office for virtual visit c Dr. Young, personnel in the office were very nice and helpful, I was able to use a private room and their computer.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Young is a wonderful provider with a warm stance and excellent clinical skills. In addition to her medical expertise.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

I've been working with Dr. Melissa Young for 5 years...And my satisfaction/joy/hope increase each time we speak! I feel very well understood & cared for in a "go-the-extra-mile" fashion!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Melissa Young is brilliant and very caring. She encourages her patients to keep moving forward.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr M young is a knowledgeable, caring doctor who clearly explains the next steps in my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr Young is always so caring, thorough, and knowledgeable about a variety of medical areas. She does an excellent job of tailoring treatments to my complicated medical issue and is always very efficient when following through on recommendations made during my appointments. I have recommended her to multiple people.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr Young is one of the best drs I've ever had. And I've had a lot. She listens, she's knowledgeable, she doesn't rush. I wish every Dr was like her.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Young is an excellent physician. She listens and genuinely cares for my wellbeing.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Young is an Amazing Physician and has delved into issues no other Physician has ever covered. I feel very Blessed to be her Patient.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

I am very pleased with the care I am receiving.However, I am finding it almost impossible to schedule a follow up appointment during the time period requested by my Provider.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Young is a wonderful physician! Keep her around!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Young and all of the staff I've come in contact with at Cleveland Clinic (Center for Functional Medicine) have been great! The only problem I have is difficulty getting an appointment

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr Young is fantastic. She listens so well, is very caring and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Young continues to be an outstanding doctor. She is knowledgeable and caring. I have been her patient for several years and I know the continuity of care I receive from her has led to my improvements.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Long wait, but Dr Young Is worth the wait

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr Young is such a good physician and too popular that it is hard to get an appointment with her.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. Young listened to my comments and concerns, and provided extra insight.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Provider was on time and provided clear concise information

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

I was extremely impressed by how much time Dr. Melissa Young spent with me. I really appreciated her asking probing questions in order to have a clear picture of my problems.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

I really liked the virtual visit experience with Dr. Melissa Young. She immediately initiated diagnostic plans.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Young is excellent and I will continue as her patient.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr Young is fantastic. I wish I could see her more often. Our appointments are always rushed because she's so busy.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

These visits - even infrequent as they are because she has such a full schedule - give me hope and a path forward toward better health and a fuller life!

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr melissa Young is a skilled doctor who listens & explains well. She Is up to date on any research concerning my challenges. I feel I'm getting the best care possible when I see her.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

I prefer the in person visits. However with the doctor's help everything went smoothly

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr Young is doing a very thorough work up based on all my immediate health concerns. I feel very confident in her care.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr Melissa Young is the best! She is knowledgeable, patient, thorough, reassuring, and I cannot say enough about how much she is helping me physically, mentally, and giving me hope. I look forward to seeing her for my visits!

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Young was/is caring, compassionate, competent and able to conduct my appointment(s) In a manner that thoroughly covers all my concerns!

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

ROSE (and others in the office) & DR. YOUNG work together like a well-oiled machine to provide the most comprehensive care possibleEven in theVideo Visit realm!!!

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr Young listens well and is very respectful of my wishes

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

I could not ask for a better physician. She provides the best medical care I've ever received.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr. Young is an outstanding, knowledgeable, attentive physician. She is a tremendous asset to your facility

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr. Young is a great and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr. Melissa Young is polite, knowledgeable and informative. She takes time to explain medical terms and conditions which is helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Enjoyed my one-on-one with Dr. Young. She listened well and asked lots of questions. I'm looking forward to my follow up visit.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

I absolutely love, Dr. Melissa Young! She has been instrumental in helping my body heal and truthfully, saving my life. I do recommend the Cleveland Clinic as much as possible. But, the more people I recommend, the less likely I am to be able to get an appointment when I need it. When I recommend the Cleveland Clinic, it's usually on social media.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Young is so knowledgeable yet very compassionate. She is an asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

I have repeatedly stated that Dr. Young is an outstanding doctor. She should be the role model for anyone in FM. Her depth of knowledge, caring attitude, and memory for details is amazing. I continue to see her even paying out of network fees because of her care.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

My appt got canceled and rescheduled twice after waiting months for the appointment. But finally got scheduled again with Dr. Young.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

I appreciate the way Dr Young listens and addresses my concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr Young is a treasure! I can't say enough good things about her. I've been a patient with her for several years and together we are improving my health. She listens, she cares and her knowledge base is so deep. There are other options but no one has the depth of experience and training that Dr Young has, and that is priceless.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr Young listened well to my concerns. She asked me several times at different points in the visit if I had any questions. I felt heard and never rushed. I came away from the appointment feeling positive and optimistic.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Melissa Young is a very caring and patient doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Dr Young is fantastic. She is very thorough and such a good listener. I am so grateful to have found her

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Dr Young was very attentive

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Fantastic time with Dr.Young

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr. Young is outstanding. She explains things well, looks at the whole picture and takes a realistic approach to functional medicine.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Dr. Young is very prompt and helpful with her responses

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Very happy to have Dr. Young as my doctor

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Young is very empathic and a careful listener. She's also excellent at explaining things/answering ALL my questions!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr. Young is just the best-so knowledgeable and so personable. I learn so much every time I see her.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr. Young is compassionate, caring, experienced & knowledgeable! She's helped me so much!!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. Young is great. She has been a huge help. Feel better than I have in years.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. Young is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain diagnoses and treatment approach. She listens to my symptoms and questions with interest and curiosity. She also provided reading recommendations for my further of understanding of treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

In person appointments always provide more information to the provider but the option for video appointment allowed me the flexibility that I needed for this appointment. Dr. Young clearly cares about my wellness and enjoys sharing her knowledge to my benefit.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Dr Melissa Young is so good and empathetic. She makes me feel listened to, taken care of.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr Young and FM docs are in high demand, especially w/ more patients seeking altermatove healthcare outside of alopathics. Dr. Young is fabulous, so understandable that appts fill up, but well worth the wait and cancellations occur. Clinic needs more FM docs like her!!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr Young ihas been recommended to others, the best doctor in my yrs of medical care. Her compassion, knowledge, treatment that includes patient input / evaluation / concerns starts with listening skills & patience. Always feel cared bout, positive, and confident In her care.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Dr. Young is one of the most caring, kind, and patient doctors I have ever known (and I've been to many)!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Dr Young has helped me so much in solving health issues I have been struggling with for years!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Wonderful doctor! Intelligent, thorough, and caring. Would highly recommend her to a friend.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Very high demand for functional medicine department. Would love to see more providers added to department to meet additional appointments needs.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

She was very good

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Young is really a concerned, competent doctor. However, it is the system that is not adequate. Sometimes, with the complications of Functional Medicine, 15 minutes is not enough time to examine a problem. I find that, after a problem is identified, the next appointment doesn't need to be so lengthy. I am not saying that patients need to see the doctor for an hour, but sometimes an extra 5 minutes time would be far more helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

I feel VERY fortunate to be seeing Dr. Melissa Young!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

I can't figure out how to upload things on my chart. All the doctors are very busy. Dr. Young is very knowledgeable. A great doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Dr. Young is knowledgeable, caring and encouraging - a great combination.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Dr Young was accessible, personable and well grounded in functional medicine. As in our first meeting, her consultation was very helpful and her guidance clear. I have acquired the supplements she proposed for this phase of my treatment and I have begun following the schedule. I am also mindful of my own attitudes and responsibilities and their role in the healing process.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

Appreciated that Dr. Young actually looked at me during my visit and had a conversation. With the conversion to medical records being electronic, most medical visits the provider talks and looks at the computer screen and spends very little if any time making eye contact and looking at me.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Dr. Young is kind and knowledgeable. She also listens to my updates and adapts treatment to fit the need.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Not enough time for good discussion. Felt like doctor very rush, especially when kept reminding me of running out of time for visit.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Dr. Young is one of the best

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr. Young is personable, professional, and very well experienced I feel very confident in her as a practitioner

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Dr Young is outstanding. I go through all the hoops and headaches of being out of network and pay almost $400.00 per appointment because her care, concern and knowledge of my health is priceless.

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