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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
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  • Integrative Medicine
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Biography

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

Appointed
2013

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Arizona Medical Center
Integrative Medicine
Tucson, AZ USA
2003

Residency - Lenox Hill Hospital
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA
1998

Medical Education - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY USA
1995

Undergraduate - Hunter College
Biology
New York, NY USA
1990

Specialty Interests

Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 7/2/2022, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

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

192 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

33 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

I have found Dr. Young's office to be very easy to work with. Cleveland Clinic in general has been it's been an easy provider to make arrangements with. Your communication is wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Young is very easy to work with. She is polite and straightforward with her thoughts regarding my care. The information she gives during my appointment is concise and straightforward and put in a way it can be understood and implemented.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dr Young is very professional, knowledgeable, thorough and caring. She explains everything in an easy to understand manner.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Dr. Young is the gold standard. I have recommended her to family. It's tough to get in with her, but so worth the wait. She is a treasure and truly cares. I feel so much better with her treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr.Young is caring and very knowledgeable. I feel like she has my best interest in mind, and makes me feel valued.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Excellent physician! Dr. Young said very specific things that were stated in a diagnostic test. I was simply amazed! Love love love Dr Young!!!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Was to me a good start of the doctor understanding my objectives and of her outlining her suggested objectives and approaches.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr Young was very thorough in looking over my records, test results, medications and supplements. She really took the time. And her recommendations to do something so very obvious and basic as a stool test makes me very confident in her care.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Dr. Young is very knowledgeable and she reviewed my file before meeting me. A tried professional.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

All is good with my appointments with Dr. Young, very satisfied.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr. Young's schedule is always booked.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Young listened to me and gave me hope after years and years of having my symptoms being disregarded.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Dr. Young is the excellent

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

Dr. Young is EXCELLENT - very professional, knowledgeable, thorough and caring

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

I need more than Dr Young for my condition. She is thorough and organized and sends clear instructions.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Overall very satisfied with my care by my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Best doctor

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr Young is always very responsive to emails

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Doctor Young is a very good listener and provider.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Dr. Young is lovely and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

So far Dr. Young In Functional medicine has exceeded my expectations. She is working to discover answers to issues I have struggled with for years.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr Young is the best doctor I have ever had. She has been working with me for the past few years and has never given up in finding the root causes to my symptom presentation. She truly listens, cares, and wants her patients to feel at their best. Dr Young is a wealth of knowledge and extremely thorough and attentive. I can't thank her enough for her role in my healing journey.

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