Dr. Alison Young, MD, PhD

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Dermatology Consultation
805 Madison Street, Suite 701, Seattle, WA, 98104

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Dr. Young is a board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology.She has been recognized as one of Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. Dr Young enjoys all aspects of dermatology and is dedicated to providing comprehensive dermatologic care, including adult and pediatric general dermatology, skin cancer surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. She has a special interest in medical dermatology, dermatopathology and the early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers.

Prior to founding Spectrum Dermatology of Seattle with Dr. Zook, she served as a staff physician at Virginia Mason Medical Center for close to 10 years, and worked at Dermatology Associates in Seattle for almost 2 years. She completed her residency in dermatology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, followed by a fellowship in dermatopathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her MD from Weill Cornell Medical College and her PhD in molecular genetics and cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York, after graduating from Douglass College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as class valedictorian, with highest honors in biochemistry. She was elected to be a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa national honor society during her studies as an undergraduate at Douglass College.

Dr. Young was born in Taiwan and grew up in Singapore where she attended Raffles Girls Secondary School (and she fondly remembers her house, Richardson) and Hwa Chong Junior College. She passed the Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels examinations, prior to attending Douglass college.

When not taking care of patients, she enjoys being home with her husband and their three loving Havanese furry babies. She loves travelling and enjoys the opera and the dramatic arts.

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Dr Young is always professional and makes her patients feel welcome and cared for. Staff is also well trained and kind.

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Dr. Young is always thoughtful and thorough.

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Dr Young was highly recommended by a friend of mine. This dermatologist definitely knows everything about skin!! Also, the office staff members were very friendly and helpful.

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Dr Young is excellent in all regards.

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Excellent, professional, and personable.

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Dr. Young is very speedy but still takes the time to answer questions and explain her reasoning behind prescriptions. She actually looked at my skin closely through an magnifier, and wants to get to the root cause of my symptoms, which not all dermatologists take the time to do.

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She was great, I would highly recommend her, she is very knowledgeable and professional.

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She is so nice and professional!

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I had a very positive experience during my visit to Dr. Young's practice. I arrived and was asked to fill out forms which is pretty standard. Within minutes I was asked to enter a room which was fantastic where the attendant asked for more medical related information on her iPad. She was knowledgeable and very courteous. Afterwards, Dr. Young arrived and she spoke to me like a person. I immediately felt relaxed and at home. She went through my recommended prescriptions and we agreed to a plan that worked for me. Would highly recommend her practice.

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Dr. Young was extremely personable, knowledgeable and pretty darn funny. She put me at ease immediately.

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Dr. Young is an amazing physician. She is caring and compassionate and takes her time. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new dermatologist.

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She was marvelous and completely solved my problem.

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Kind, professional, thorough, fabulous office with wonderful staff.

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Loved Dr Young! What a lovely person and her staff were equally amazing. So efficient! I was seen ten min before my appointment time and Dr Young tended to my issues there and then. Extremely efficient and skilled. The office is also beautiful which adds to the experience.

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So professional! and informative about new products. she has a Great bedside manner and speaks to you with words you can understand. she put me at ease with questions and answers. The staff was also very nice. Only thing..please have some magazines to read and ponder while you wait. would Highly recommend..and have already done so!

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This was my first visit, and I felt immediate rapport with Dr. Young and the nurse/medical assistant I met with. I'm African American, and she demonstrated understanding of the particular issues I might have with haircare and skincare as we treat the problem she diagnosed that was affecting both my scalp and my skin. After one day, the treatment she prescribed is already working better than any of the half-dozen things I'd tried researching the problem on my own for nearly a year. I can see and feel a big difference already! I think I've found my dermatologist.

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Alison is terrific. She has treated our family for years and we could't be happier.

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Very professional, knows what she is doing. Highly recommended

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I am a big fan of Dr. Young. Always personable and thorough.

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Easy access to parking, lovely new office suite, friendly and professional manner by all of the staff, efficient but very thorough and caring visit. I felt reassured by thorough exam and plan.

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Awesome doctor - sharp, efficient, and friendly.

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Dr. Young is delightful and brilliant.

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Dr. Young was able to quickly diagnose my eczema and was able to explain why it occurs in a way that made sense & what to do about it. I highly recommend her!!

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Dr Young was very attentive and listened to my concerns. She explained all my options in detail and educated me on how these medication work. She was very helpful and I would recommend her to anyone!

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Dr. Young is a sweetheart! Takes time and cares about me! I've followed her around for several years.

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Ery nice and professional doctor who explained everything.

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Professional and welcoming staff and doctor.

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I would follow Doctor Young to the ends of the earth. She is knowledgeable and thorough, communicates well with me, and has earned my trust, confidence, and admiration.

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She was very, very knowledgeable and walked me through exactly why she was doing what she was doing.

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I was early to my appointment and expected to wait so I was pleasantly surprised to be ushered into my appointment very shortly after arriving. Dr. Young was very friendly and very thorough with my exam. She seems very knowledgeable about her field of work and explained everything in terms I could understand. I would highly recommend her.

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She was trying to be nice, but there was little personality click between us. She also seemed too by the book. Sometimes patients have weird drug interactions that aren't normal, and it would be better for doctors to take our word into careful consideration instead of being dismissive. Sure, patients get stuff wrong, but we have one big advantage -- we've lived in our bodies our whole lives. This cannot be understated since statistics get you only so far. There will always be weird cases, sometimes things that studies don't find or only find rarely. Sometimes something found by a study, and experienced by the patient, will look like one thing on paper but another in real life. That said, I was happy with the outcome of the appointment. I got to that outcome because of knowledge of treatments from my own experiences that a lot of patients won't have though or may not be confident enough to stand by. She made sure to reinforce calling right away if adverse symptoms started occurring, and I appreciate that. I would put her as "Average" based on this first experience, but the question was "Would you recommend?". I'm not usually going to recommend "average", which is why I went for a two star instead of three star rating.

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When you leave Dr Young's office you know you have been treated by a true professional. She is thorough, very personable and most of all trusted.

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Dr Young is both extremely professional and extremely warm. She listens and is attentive. I have seen her for many years now and I do not plan on seeing anyone else for my dermatology needs.

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Dr. Young has excellent bed manners! She is caring and very knowledgeable.

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Dr. Young is the smartest and kindest doctor I've ever worked with. I wouldn't trust my dermatology needs withanyone else!

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I appreciate it that she gives lots of information in her explanations. I had i

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Dr. Young was great, really cleared up a concern I had with a dermatological issue.

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Dr. Young is very knowledgeable about dermatology, but isn't judgmental about lack of skincare. I find her very easy to talk to about skin issues and any other related health concerns. She doesn't waste your time - yet is very thorough in her examination. She has a sweet disposition and is genuinely concerned about her patients well being.

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Dr. Alison Young listens, is kind and caring, knowledgeable (has a PhD and MD) and highly competent. I have great confidence in her abilities and expertise.

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It was such a pleasure to meet this enthusiastic, highly intelligent professional. I felt well cared for and have never been checked more thoroughly for skin anomalies. I am so grateful for this attentiveness to detail and the deep kindness with which I was treated. The staff was equally personable, polite and efficient.

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