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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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What happens when you are subpoenaed as a witness when you are a solo practice? A lost day is tough to swallow.

Given that a majority of practices use digital health records, a simple power outage can have grave consequences.

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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?


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