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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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This MD misses the day when the decisions in care were made by her — the doctor — and the patients. Today, the insurance company has a say.


Everyone is at least a little stressed during the holidays. Physicians are no exception to the rule.


One doctor is finding success in a seemingly rare place in healthcare: As someone who became a solo doc. She explains how in this blog.

Has the onslaught of humorous social media posts about ICD-10 been more eventful than the actual coding transition itself?

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This doctor’s patient has all but lost her short-term memory. Unfortunately, the doctor seems to be the only one who sees it.

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What is the right amount of time off to give medical practice staff? Is there such a thing as being too generous?

What do you do with a consistently noncompliant diabetic patient? Read our blogger’s thoughts and share your opinions.


Being a working parent means that, unfortunately, my kids and I both have to miss things that would enrich us both. How do others do it?

How will pay-for-performance affect specialists who treat the more challenging patients? Our blogger shares her thoughts and concerns.


We continue to strive to provide good patient care, but there are only so many hours in a day, and patient tears won't make those hours multiply.


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