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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

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As of 5/12/2021, 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

212 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Thank you, Dr. Young! I look forward to the care and recommended supplements to work well to heal me.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021


Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

I actually have recommended Dr. Melissa Young to others seeking a Functional Medicine approach! She is a great listener, very caring, a fountain of knowledge, as well as, having the ability to explain all aspects of my care plan. THANK GOD, MY HEALTH HAS IMPROVED DRAMATICALLY since I first saw Dr. Young (Functional Medicine) on 9-17-18!!!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

I love Dr.Young , she is very caring and very knowledgeable doctor. I have never been so excited to have another appointment with a doctor . I love Dr. Young's ability to enhance my knowledge of living the best life I can . She was right on targets with me having mold in my system and in my house . A long process of detoxing , and getting well , but worth the journey of better breathing!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr. Young is pretty thorough. I know she's busy, but we always manage to fit alll my questions/concerns in.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Doctors need to work with each other My Chart has results of test the only doctor who actually looks is the functional doctor. My primary didn't even tell or treat me for a thyroid problem.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr Young is very busy so we had to wait longer than desired for appointmdnt

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

in reflecting on this visit, it would have been more helpful to better understand why the doctor decided on what the treatment focus should be.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Well I have worked with Dr Young many times in the past and she has helped me through many issues, however this visit was not that way. I felt as if she rushed and at the most spent 15 minutes with me. I left feeling frustrated and as if I made a wasted trip (all the way from Northern Michigan)

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

I generally have to wait four extra weeks to see Dr. Young from when she requests a visit.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr. Young's knowledge and insight have changed my health for the better in just a few short months.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

I called to make the appointment in late February. The first available virtual appointment was May 17. I called the next day to schedule a follow up appointment in 8 weeks as Dr. Young instructed and the first available appointment was August 31.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr Young is very knowledgeable and very helpful

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Well I would recommend her as an excellent doctor, but actually I would not recommend anyone see her because it is so difficult to get to see her.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Young is very knowledgeable and helpful and I appreciated a virtual visit bc the drive is a little long for me.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Dr Melissa Young is terrific - knowledgeable, caring and pragmatic.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

excellent 1st time visit with Dr Young

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Hope Dr. Young is available, treating for many years due to her high level of care / expertise with regard to my unusual FM needs.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr. Melissa Young is incredible! She iwas extremely thorough, kind ,caring and very compassionate! She took time to understand my health concerns and set up a plan to really begin to help me! I am thrilled with her knowledge and desire to move forward in my health journey that I've struggled with for so many years! I thank my God in heaven for her!!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr.Melissa Young was one of the most compassionate kind doctors I have ever seen! She made me feel like what I am going through really matters to her!!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Young is outstanding! I can't say enough positive things about her.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Dr. Young is an excellent care provider. She's just highly requested which makes it difficult to get an appointment sometimes.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr. Young was very thorough and wanted to be sure I understood what she was asking & responding to. I felt informed about what she planned to recommend as next steps in this process. With all the time I spent filling out the forms before the appointment, I kind of wanted her to be a bit more aware of what I had written/concerns/past history, etc. ahead but we had enough time to go through it.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Young knows her stuff and uses information to help me figure out a plan of action to treat my health concerns. She orders diagnostic tests for a reason and does not prescribe with the attitude -- let's try it and see if it will stick. I appreciate that because I want to live healthy, not on prescribed drugs.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

The only issue I had was that I felt rushed through the appointment. I understand that they probably have many patients; however, the doctor made very clear that my appointment time had ended and we need to end the session.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr. Young has been the ONLY Cleveland Clinic physician that has taken the time to listen, make proper notes, go over and fully explain lab results, ordered tests, suggested things to help manage symptoms, and take my health seriously. She is AMAZING so far!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

it still takes too long to get an appointment. you need to add more docs outside of cleveland.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

It took me a whole day to complete the Living Matrix, but Dr. Young had not given it much attention previous to our appointment, asked me some of the same questions and had to be pointed to review my most critical medical tests I had linked through My Chart. I was disappointed.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

I waited for an appointment for several months, then the doctor had to rescheduled and I had another several month wait.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

The Functional Medicine simply don't have enough time to go over tests & treatments. C.C. reduced the office visit time from 45minutes to 30 minutes. Functional Medicine physicians listen to their patients, that is how they get an idea why the patient's body is not functioning, that is how the physician, then knows, what tests to order. I am amazed, we couldn't figure out what was wrong with my 24 yr old daughter. IBS, weight gain, hair falling out, couldn't think, acne, rash, etc. Put her through colonoscopy & endoscopy, dermatologists, etc. It was Dr. Herpst, at the time, who figured out it was mold toxicity! No other doctor had a clue, just wanted to put on antidepressant medication! The F.M. doctors are amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

It took a couple of months to set up an appt., must be high demand. We also see high turnover of doctors. Melissa is #3 in two years. We enjoyed our appt. with Melissa, hoping this is a long term relationship!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr. Young had such a warm bedside manner, was attentive to my concerns and had positive steps forward for me.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

I would LOVE to have Dr. Young for every appointment!! She was such a warm person and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr. Young is awesome.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Dr Young found out what was wrong me when no other doctor over 8 years did. I'm am thankful.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr. Young is always very kind & caring. She checked my medications & alerted me that I wasn't taking the correct dosage of one of my supplements.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

dr m young is a skilled compassionate dr who supports me while focusing on causes of my challenge.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr Melissa Young was very thorough

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

I regard Dr. Young very highly

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Dr. Young is fantastic! She makes me feel at ease while also being knowledgeable and focused on providing the best care possible. She listens to what I would like to get out of the appointment while also making sure we address the more immediate issues.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

I love dr. young!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Young is excellent!

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Dr. Young is a great listener, non-judgmental, very knowledgeable, caring, and kind. We actually look forward to our appointments. We would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

I actually already have recommended this provider to others!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

I feel quite confident in my provider's abilities to treat me, and enjoyed the visit.

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