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Dr. Alison Young, MD, PhD

Dermatologist

Seattle, WA

Overall rating
5.0
Recent reviews
I love Dr. Young. She is so thorough and takes her time with every patient. She’s very comforting. I won’t evertrust my skincare with another doctor.
I love Dr. Young. She is so thorough and takes her time with every patient. She’s very comforting. I won’t ever trust my skincare with another doctor.
Elisabeth G. · June 12, 2019
Dr. Young is so professional, knowledgeable, a good listener, with a wonderful manner of patient interaction.
Dr. Young is so professional, knowledgeable, a good listener, with a wonderful manner of patient interaction.
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About Dr. Alison Young

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Swedish Medical Center / First Hill Campus
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology (Dermatology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Cornell University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University, Residency in Dermatology
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, PhD in Molecular Genetics and Cancer Research
  • Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Fellowship in Dermatopathology
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Internship in Internal Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1891734893

Dr. Alison Young's office location

Spectrum Dermatology of Seattle

805 Madison Street, Suite 701

Seattle, WA 98104

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Dr. Young is the best, she is fast, friendly and informative. I appreciate her expertise.
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Had an amazing experience! Dr. Young is very professional and very knowledgeable!
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She was amazing and made me feel comfortable! She also did a great job at describing what I had and how to treat it.
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Dr. Young is a consummate pro. Beautiful office as well. Very happy with my appt. A+
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I was feeling pretty disappointed in the check in team. they forgot to input my arrival in the system leading me to wait an hour to be seen. I had visited the front desk 3 times prior which might have tippedthem off that I had not been called back yet. It wasn’t until I had to ask if Dr Young was going to run much later before they realized the error. Once I saw Dr Young it was water under the bridge. She has a great bedside manner and makes you feel relaxed and cared for. She is so quick to identify the issue and offer multiple options at fixing you up. Dr Young is amazing!
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I appreciated that there was a parking garage available with validated parking since finding parking in Seattle is both difficult and expensive. Dr. Young was very sweet and friendly. She also took the time to explain my diagnoses in detailand how different issues interact. She gave me clear treatment plans and educated me on what to do and what things to avoid. Once the current issues are resolved she said we'll follow up to come up with a plan for my other problems. Also, Dr. Young's assistant was great! She took thorough notes during the appt. and sent me home with clear instructions for my treatment plan that are very organized and easy to refer to. I will definitely be returning!
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Young is one of my favorite doctors!
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr Young was very informative and made me feel at ease that she knew what she was talking about.
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Professional,informative,caring
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Dr. Young and all of the staff at her practice were amazing! Everyone was extremely kind and helpful. Dr. Young thoroughly explained everything she was doing and all of my treatment options, and made sure I was comfortable before moving forward.I received a print out with all the notes, medications, and instructions at the end of my appointment - really useful because it's so hard to remember everything! We booked my next appointment before I even left the exam room. I'd highly recommend this practice!
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I don't have a chance to see the doctor. It was never punctual and the staff was not sorry at all.
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Wonderful doctor. My fault for wrong time-3 hours early. Desk said they would try to get me in. Didn't even come close. My fault for being early, but tell me I am screwed and come back in 3 hours. Not keepme on hook hoping in waiting room 3 hours.
Less than 3 months ago
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She’s always wonderful, and handles eveything with lightning speed—in a good way!
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Dr. Young is a wonderful physician. I have followed her since she practiced at Virginia Mason. She is thorough and takes as much time with me answering any questions or concerns I might have. As long as she is practicing she will be my Dermatologist of choice.
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Dr Alison Young is an awesome professional! The visit was extremely helpful, effective and fun. Dr Young gives you every little bit of information you need, explains everything and gives useful recommendations in a very kind and polite manner.She is by far the best dermatology professional I've ever seen. Dr Young, if you read this - thank you, keep it up!
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Wonderful!
Less than 3 months ago
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A very posh clinic. Dr. Young is great! Very down-to-earth and attentive.
Less than 6 months ago
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She and her staff are all great. Friendly, professional, fast, patient-focused.
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All staff were thorough, kind, and highly professional, taking the lead from the exceptionally well trained Dr. Yung. She’s great!
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Dr. Young is super friendly and helpful. I gave feedback about the treatment I was prescribed before and she offered different solutions, and answered all of my questions helpfully.
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Dr. Young was very knowledgeable and helpful with my eczema problem. Front desk staff are also super friendly and nice. I will be recommending to all of my friends.
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I love Dr. Young! I have been a patient since she was at Virginia Mason and have followed her to her other practices. She is very respectful and explains what she is doing and what I can expect from the treatmentsso there are no surprises. She presents treatment options and explains benefits so I can make informed decisions.
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Dr. Young is absolutely fantastic! She is so kind and very thorough. I recommend her completely!
Less than 6 months ago
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She is highly knowledgeable and takes time to actually explain the science behind everything.
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Addressed all concerns and explanations understood. Treated issues and small procedure without having to make another appointment.
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Fantastic, all my questions answered. Experience was excellent.
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She was delightfully professional, took time to get to know me and snares all my questions thoroughly.
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Dr. Young is great. She’s very knowledgeable and professional.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Young and her team at the best. I trust them more than any other doctor.
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She was very thorough, explained things well and was quite engaging.
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I switched dermatologist to Dr. Young over a year ago because I felt my previous dermatologist was basically just going through the motions during exams. Dr. Young is very thorough and expresses a genuine concern during the exam. She explainseverything in detail so I know my options and insures I am comfortable with the options. Highly recommend Dr. Young AND her staff!
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Extremely knowledgeable and professional.
Less than 1 year ago
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Her positive interactions. She is very sweet and thoughtful.
Less than 1 year ago
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She has been my doctor for years. I love her!!
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Dr. Young is very thorough, answers all your questions, has a sense of humor, and great “bedside manner”! I highly recommend her.
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Great visit!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Young has been my dermatologist for over 15 years and for several reasons. She truly values her interactions with patients, does not rush and spends time catching up!. She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and patient oriented. Bothof my daughters have seen her for teenage acne and has promptly made substitutions when insurance doesn't cover recommended medications. She is a real gem!
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Very efficient and energetic doctor.
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This doctor is simply amazing!
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Dr Young is a very knowledgeable and personable dermatologist.
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Dr.Young is a wonderful Doctor. She is very knowledgeable and thorough. She takes all the time that is necessary to make a diagnosis. She is extremely personable, and I would always recommend her.
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She’s terrific! Warm, funny , caring and competent - my favorite doctor.
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My first visit with Dr. Young and I was impressed with the length of time she spent with me, her thoroughness of my exam, her professionalism and extreme competency of surgical procedure. I am extremely pleased with Dr. Young and am happy to recommend her to friends and family.
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I arrived a bit early in the hope that Dr. Young did as well because I had an 8:00 a.m. appointment about a block away and wasn't sure how long the skin check would take. Dr. Young and I spoke ofmutual interests at some length, she did a thorough skin exam, "cleared me for take-off," and I was at my next appointment at 7:56. I had been worried that perhaps we were being a bit too chatty this morni, but all worked out very well.
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She’s great but both times I’ve gone, I had to wait 15 minutes before she came in. A little frustrating.
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I think she is amazing!!!
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Very nice and respectful. Explained things in a easy manner
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Wonderful experience. Very thorough and holistic. Would highly recommend!
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