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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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Seven years ago, this doctor made a decision to go from being an employed physician to owning her own practice. She looks back at what's happened since.


While there may be a benefit to pharmaceutical companies advertising to consumers directly, this doctor sees too many problems with it.

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Dr. Melissa Young talks about the moral dilemma that doctors face when they have to receive care, perhaps from someone they know.


One doctor commiserates on the fact that drugs can be incredibly expensive, forcing her patients to choose between medications and paying rent.


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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