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 School - 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

145 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 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

14 Patient Comments

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!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Very, very unhappy with time allotted to spend with doctor has been decreased. I may try to find a doctor out of the Cleveland Clinic system because of this. The appointment was such a rush that I couldn't comprehend half of what the doctor was telling me.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Too quick. Could not comprehend all she was telling me. Not the doctor's fault!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

it is very frustrating when the doctor says she needs to see you back in 8-10 weeks and you can't get another appointment for 6 months. That is unacceptable. Either hire more doctors at this location or don't continue to accept new patients. Super frustrating!!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Dr Young is wonderful. She really cares, listens and her experience in invaluable. The whole Functional Medicine team at Chagrin Falls is excellent. We need more staffers there, it is far more convenient and easier than dealing with the Main Campus.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

Doctor was running a little behind and we were informed. The wait time was not long and she did not rush my appointment.

Reviewed on May 2, 2018

Dr. Young was extremely courteous and patient with me. Asked all the right questions and spent good quality time talking with me and not TO me. She is an excellent provider.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

II have nothing to say about the care provided. Dr Young is excellent in knowledge, delivery, care, attentiveness and listening to my needs. The problem lies in the fact that although she would like to see me in 4 to 6 weeks from my appt on May 1, the appt I received is on Oct 2nd, which is 5 MONTHS away. That is literally all I have to say. Every experience at CC FM has been great, but my care is complicated and due to the lengthy time between appointments I am concerned how this will effect the recovery of my health.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2018

Dr Young is excellent. She always makes sure I understand the plan of care and all my supplements and meds

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2018

My care provider, Dr. Young and her associates, are excellent listeners and thoughtful, knowledgeable responders.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2018

Dr. Young was inclusive, kind and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2018

Dr Young is wonderful, so grateful to be under her care. I have waited and searched a long time to get into FM and I am getting the help I need to recover.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2018

The Dr. was very attentive and the other team members were friendly and helpful as well. This was a rare incidence for me of world class care.

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