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Ratings for Dr. Melinda L. Young

5
Staff
5
Punctuality
5
Helpfulness
5
Knowledge

We found Dr Young when our older son (age 11) had been misdiagnosed by three professionals. Her intake form was impressively detailed and she asked excellent questions. Then she asked them again in a different way to check the answers. We appreciated her careful approach so much because previous doctors had put too much weight on our son's responses to questions even when we told them that the responses were influenced by other factors (including a bad mood or an inability to explain clearly) and they never managed to draw him out or "get" him. Then she listened very, very carefully to us, the parents. Finally she worked slowly and with the utmost caution to change his medications. It took months but he got dramatically better. Since then we have taken our younger son to her, a very different child with very different problems, and she asked and asked and checked until she "got" him too. Both of the boys are now young adults dealing very successfully with their lives but they both go to see her alone a few times a year. With our sons, she has been more of a psycho-pharmacologist than a talk-therapist but the perceptiveness and efficacy of the brief talk-therapy (or advice, I would call it) over the years has been striking. We are deeply grateful that we found her during a terrible time in our family's history, when other doctors really failed us. PS She has no staff but this review insists on a rating for staff so I gave five stars so the result would not compromise the rest of my rating.

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flag | Submitted December 15, 2014

5
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4
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5
Helpfulness
5
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Dr. Young has been our son's psychiatrist for 10 years. She diagnosed our son correctly when his problems went undiagnosed for years by Children's Hospital Neuropsych. She is thorough, a great advocate, does not force medication but is very cautious with regard to prescribing medication and management of prescriptions if that is your choice v She does not take insurance and works without staff in her private practice but has been invaluable in her knowledge of insurance and educating our family in order to receive proper compensation for appointments. I have sent numerous friends to her who have all continued to utilize her services. She is a no nonsense doctor so if you want a doctor who is touchy/feely then she may not be the doctor for you.

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flag | Submitted June 24, 2014

2
Staff
2
Punctuality
2
Helpfulness
3
Knowledge

Way overpriced for nothing special, same advise my child received from $75 an hour therapist that insurance covered. Would not recommend. Only takes cash payments.

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flag | Submitted June 23, 2011

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