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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, Sports Medicine
  • 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
  • epicondylitis
  • 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
  • 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
  • osteochondral defect
  • osteochondritis dissecans
  • 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
  • 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 (94 Ratings, 15 Comments)


Dr. Young is always professional, prepared and moves quickly to recommended treatment.

I asked Dr. Young for a referral to a doctor who could help me take steps to avoid dementia (Alzheimer's is my "family disease," (three of five and counting). She had the neurology dept call to make an appointment. But in her referral, she only indicated what SHE was treating me for (complications of cerebral palsy and aging). So there was a misunderstanding when the neurology dept. called. But thanks to the diligence of [...], this was sorted out and she made an appointment for me with Dr. [...] in Issaquah. I should note that I have great trust in Dr. Young, and this miscommunication is unusual, to say the least.


My condition might not be serious to my doctor because she sees it all the time, but it is serious to me as it is the first I had even heard about it. She basically said there is nothing I can do, but if it gets really bad, to call her for a cortisone shot. She scrolled through my MRI as if I knew what bulging discs into my spinal fluid meant and what arthritis looked and like it was no big deal. Using words like "you know" and "yeah, but it's not bad." This is the first time I've been diagnosed with anything like this, so I needed a much better explanation.

Dr Young was friendly, easy to talk to, and her answers to my questions were completed to my satisfaction.

May have given too many injections of steroids in shoulder. [...]


I feel extremely lucky to have been referred to Dr Young

Dr. Young is fantastic. She listens to my concerns and she explains what is going on with me in a very easy to understand manner. She also lets me make my own decisions and is very patient. She was the one who recommended me to have a trigger point injection and that made a year of pain go away.

Very good. Everyone was very patient. I have MS & use a walker.

I think she is a fine Doctor but today she was rushed, offered an injection but reconsidered it and decided to refer me instead. I would have liked more education behind her decision because it appeared to be a waste of time, just disappointing. I would have even done more therapy to buy the time I now have to wait to get in to another doctor.

I saw Dr. Young because I trust her emphatically after having seen her a few years ago.After not seeing her for a few years & having some serious issues back then til now, we had a lot to discuss. Dr. Young took more than the usual Appointment time I'm sure to make sure she had a solid understanding of my situation. Really APPRECIATE Dr. Young!!

excellent provider

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.
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