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Irene A. Young, MD

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Young has been caring for patients on Seattles Eastside since 2001. She enjoys treating adult and adolescents with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, non-surgical approach to musculoskeletal/sports and spine issues. She works to educate her patients about their health conditions, perform precise diagnostic tests and recommend appropriate treatment. She believes in giving patients ample information about their specific conditions and then allowing them to make the healthcare decisions that best fit their personal situation.
Field of Study
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Medical School
University of Washington School of Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation/Interventional Pain Management
Personal Interests
Dr. Young enjoys spending her free time with her husband, two daughters and friends. Her other interests include traveling, physical fitness and skiing. She enjoys seeking out new food and wine venues.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal emg
  • achilles tendonitis
  • acl injuries
  • ankle impingement
  • ankle injury
  • ankle sports injury
  • anterior cruciate ligament
  • apophysitis
  • arm injury
  • arm pain
  • back muscle injury
  • bicep injury
  • bicep tear
  • biceps tendonitis
  • brain concussion
  • buckle fracture
  • bursitis
  • calf muscle injury
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cartilage injury
  • concussion testing
  • cortisone injection
  • degenerative spine conditions
  • discoid meniscus
  • elbow injury
  • elbow pain
  • elbow sprain
  • electrodiagnostic medicine
  • epidural injection
  • exercise induced asthma
  • foot injury - sports related
  • foot pain
  • fracture of forearm
  • fracture of tibia
  • freiberg's disease
  • frozen shoulder
  • gastrocnemius injury
  • gluteal injury
  • growth plate injury
  • hamstring injury
  • heat illness
  • heel pain
  • hip impingement
  • hip labral tear
  • hip pain
  • hip pain, under age 60
  • hip rotator cuff
  • hip rotator cuff tear
  • iliotibial band
  • injury of muscle
  • interventional pain management
  • joint injection
  • joint sprain
  • knee injuries
  • knee pain
  • knee pain for patients aged younger than 60
  • kneecap dislocation
  • late effect of spinal cord injury
  • lateral collateral ligament
  • lateral collateral ligament tear
  • leg injury
  • leg numbness
  • leg pain
  • ligament injury
  • locking knee
  • lower back injuries
  • medial collateral ligament
  • medial collateral ligament injury of the knee
  • medial epicondylitis
  • meniscus
  • meniscus injury
  • motor vehicle accident
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle strain
  • muscle tears
  • musculoskeletal disorders
  • musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • myofascial
  • neck injury
  • neck muscle injury
  • neck pain
  • nerve conduction studies
  • numbness
  • nutrition and supplement issues
  • osgood schlatter disease
  • osteoarthritis
  • osteochondritis dissecans
  • osteochrondial defect
  • overuse injury
  • pain management
  • patellar instability
  • patellar stabilization
  • patellofemoral instability
  • patellofemoral syndrome
  • pectoral muscle injury
  • peroneal tendonitis
  • piriformis syndrome
  • plantar fasciitis
  • posterior cruciate ligament
  • posterior cruciate ligament tear
  • posterior tibial tendon rupture
  • quadricep injury
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • rotator cuff
  • rotator cuff impingement
  • rotator cuff injury
  • running injury
  • rupture of achilles tendon
  • sciatica
  • shin splints
  • shoulder dislocation
  • shoulder impingement
  • shoulder injury
  • shoulder instability
  • shoulder pain
  • shoulder strain
  • spine injuries
  • spondylolisthesis
  • sports injury
  • sports physical
  • sports psychology
  • sprain
  • stress fractures
  • tendonitis
  • tennis elbow
  • throwing injuries
  • tibial tendonitis
  • torn ligament
  • torn meniscus
  • tricep injury
  • wrist pain
  • wrist sprain

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (108 Ratings, 14 Comments)


very professional careful thoughtful and knowledgeable. Friendly and approachable

Despite difficulties on the admin side, I continue to utilize this clinic because of the superior care provided by the practitioner.

It would be nice if offered the option to either come in or visit over the phone. There really was no reason for me to come in for a referral

Dr. Young was wonderful. She is very knowledgeable in her field and I have confidence in her.

always very interested in my condition and in helping me and knowing me as a person not just a client

Dr. Young is obviously a skilled, knowledgeable practitioner. I look forward to her treatment recommendations and further consultations, if I can somehow break through the front office confusion.

She could have listened better & given me more credit for being an intelligent person.

Taken back when provider didn't recall one of the major symptoms that bothered me the most.

Dr. Young is terrific. Great listener.

Dr. Young has always asked questions respectfully. She tries to develop a relationship so I feel comfortable divulging what I do not know and my understanding of my back condition. She gave feedback on PT professional appropriate for my condition which was encouraging. Dr. Young always acknowledges the value of alternative medicine to make me comfortable. She listens to alternative tx professional ( Rolfer Lic Massage Therapist) explanations.

Fair for recommending to others as I don't believe the dr's assistant is reliable to pass urgent messages to the dr.

She prescribed pool therapy with [...], for now. [...] is most excellent. I've had many different therapists before; [...] is the best in knowledge, concern, friendliness, and ability to make me feel relaxed and comfortable. Outstanding.

Best Doctor

would have liked to have more information for future procedures possible if this procedure does not relieve the pain.
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