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Melissa Young, MD

Melissa Young, MD

Melissa Young, MD, FACE, FACP, is an endocrinologist in private practice, an assistant clinical professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a working suburban mother of two in Freehold, N.J.




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Our blogger shares her hope that the potentially life-saving continuous glucose sensors will soon be covered by all health plans.


A series of symptoms has left me, a physician, experiencing a series of frustrations as a patient.

Our endo blogger has her theories about why doing what you thought you loved just seems to sap your soul.

How do you educate a referring physician, or any colleague, without sounding judgmental? I’m not sure you can. Here’s how I tried.

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Physicians with different personalities; who are too similar; and with varying workloads are just three reasons partnerships don't work out.

Hospital staff or other physicians would never consider changing a chemo or dialysis order. But when it comes to insulin, it’s open season. This needs to stop.

Would I like to be friendly with all the referring docs? Sure. But I won't compromise patient care for the sake of camaraderie.

When is a lab critical value a true critical value? That is the question that needs to be answered so that we can put an end to 5 am phone calls from the lab--to me.

It's hard treating individual patients, complicated treating families, and extremely difficult when families want to be "anonymously" involved.

Who’s in charge of a multidisciplinary team caring for a single patient? Ideally it shouldn’t matter if—and it’s a big if—members can communicate and work together.


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