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 6/10/2020, 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

188 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

34 Patient Comments

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 29, 2020

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

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Dr Young and I had a phone call visit. She was wonderful. BUT no video visit as I had wanted.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

What a gem Dr. Young is. She listened to me and what I have been going through and showed genuine concern

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

great doctor. excellent knowledge, listening and skills.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

The staff was really helpful when Dr Young needed to reschedule and mentioning a virtual visit since I live an hour away.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Young is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Young is very smart & knowledgeable and also very kind and empathic. The combination is much appreciated! She is very good about making sure the patient is included in the plan of care.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

dr was enthusiastic upon greeting me

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

despite not having a picture, the visit was fine. all my questions were addressed. Dr Young is a great provider.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr young has always been caring and I trust her knowledge in solving health issues

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr. Young is excellent. My health has improved under her care. She's kind, caring and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr Young is the best doctor I have encountered so far, out of almost 40 of them, since I became ill on March 2019.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

dr young good listening skills, her quick mind & her caring attitude make her an amazing doctor. we discussed alot in a short time. I'm thankful dr young is my doctor. In my opinion Dr Young is an asset to Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Young asked questions that made it obvious to me she had reviewed my medical record, had given some thought to my issues, and would work with me to develop a plan of care that was tailored to my needs. I am at a "10" in terms of rating my visit.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Dr. Young is hands down one of the best providers of any level I have seen at the Cleveland Clinic. Its rare to find such a knowledgeable person who is also still so patient, kind, and respectful. She is a true asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Young listened carefully, thoughtfully and compassionately. She took the time to explain next steps, both immediate and longer term.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Young was very knowledgeable and she shared many helpful ideas.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

It is very hard to get in for follow up appt. my physician is booked up at least six weeks and I need to be seen by her in two weeks.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr Young is a very compassionate doctor. She is a good listener. I do believe the appts are way too short though. It felt very rushed because of all my concerns. I would have like to spend more time on my test results. We had to schedule another visit since we ran out of time.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Young is fantastic!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

The Functional Medicine Center is one of the most beneficial diagnostic and treatment facilities I have ever been to. Prior to my visit, I told doctors that the serious health issues I was having were long term exposure to mold. They all said, no, that's not it, and then recommended drugs that would causes other health issues. At the Functional Medicine Center, I am receiving in depth care that will improve truly improve my health. THAT'S WHAT I CALL HEALTH CARE.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

excellent physician

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Melissa Young is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Even though the doctor was quite behind due to unforeseen circumstances with the computers, she gave me undivided attention during my appointment and I never felt rushed with her during my appointment. I really appreciated that.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

when I was leaving last week's appointment, I was easily able to schedule my next appointment in time frame the doctor suggested. usually it takes several months. I am very happy I was able to secure an appointment!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

dr. young has been wonderful.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

The day I saw Dr. Young I was feeling a bit off and expressed my concerns to her. She was so kind and compassionate and quick to remind me of all the progress that I HAVE made. She reminded me that healing isn't always linear but that we always need to focus on our progress and rest when our bodies ask us to. She was so encouraging that I left there feeling like a new person and reenergized to stay the course, even on "off" days.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

The doctor was very professional and thorough in gathering information from me and very caring and spent a lot of time with me. I was impressed that I did not feel rushed and pleased that the doctor felt confident that the program I would start would help my health issues.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr . Young covered every aspect of my health profile and allowed time for my personal questions. I left feeling like I understood how to proceed with a complex health regiment.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr Young is always prompt at returning messages through MyChart. Once you are a patient it's easy to get scheduled for followup appointments which can be done on site before you leave the building.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

I have recommended several people to Dr Young and/or the Functional Medicine Team. This group is AMAZING!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

I have been able to improve my health through diet changes and proper diagnosis. I have already recommended several people to Dr Young and the Functional Medicine teams.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

I love Dr. Young ! She has helped me tremendously.

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