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Qualifications and Experience
As an experienced podiatrist, I believe that foot pain is not normal and should not be accepted as something you have to live with. I am board certified in foot and ankle surgery, yet experienced in the best non-surgical care as well. I keep in mind the comfort of my patients and the demands of their lifestyles and jobs.
I believe that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. Communication is very important in the total care of the patient. Understanding about you and your lifestyle, occupational demands on your feet, exercise and nutrition are important for us to help you get better.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Young was extremely personable and friendly. She took the time to examine my problem and gave me peace of mind when it was determined not to be anything serious. She also offered a couple ways to treat it. I am very happy with the visit!
Dr. Young is extremely knowledgeable and provides excellent service. I wouldn't go anywhere else. You'll be pleased!
I liked Dr. Young very much. She was very professional and took the time to explain all treatment options and necessary follow up care. I would highly recommend her to potential patients.
Dr. Young is the best foot doctor . She's very professional and knows what's she's doing .
Very good, i am completely satisfied ??
Kind, attentive and informative. She took the time to listen, explained possible injuries and various options to deal with the pain. I would HIGHLY recommend her to others.
I thought Dr. Young was excellent and I have referred two friends to her
Dr. Young is a great, caring, thoughtful doctor. I highly recommend her for anyone with foot issues.
Dr. Young is fabulous! She has been incredibly successful in treating my foot issues. She has the most pleasant personality and I just love being her patient!
Dr. Young was great. She explained to me my options on how to deal with a bad nail on my big toe. She, also, identified for me, other issues had with my feet.
Amazing attention to detail as well as a caring beside manner. She was very informative and laid out a very conprehensive treatment plan. Convenient location as well for those who rely on public transportation.
They were great and more than understanding that my young son was with me.
Dr. Young was awesome and has been super wonderful in guiding me through getting better after an injury. I'm very grateful and would recommend her to anybody.
Dr. Young has helped my feet feel and look healthier than any other podiatrist I have seen. I am on my feet for my job and it's so important that through her advice and treatment their in good shape.
Best. Podiatrist. Ever.
I have found that Dr. Young is a compassionate and knowledgeable doctor who really took a lot of time to listen to my feet issues and thoughtfully considered different treatment options for my foot pain- some of them basically free! She is never rushed at my appts and asks me about my mom (who has cancer) and other personal stuff going on in my life which I appreciate. She takes your entire life into consideration when recommending options for your treatment which is refreshing. Also, she is not one of these doctors who makes you feel like an idiot for asking questions and she doesn't have a big ego so you always feel good after leaving her office :) She is open to trying/recommending different treatments based on her follow up with me, and seems to be interested/knowledgeable in new advances in her field.
Always very professional and pleasant.
I have used Dr. Young before for a sprained ankle and my husband has used her for a few things as well. She is very personable, competent and never alarmist. My bunion issue is easily rtreated without surgery. She's an excellent podiatrist.
The entire appointment was a pleasure. Dr Young is warm, personable and professional. She took time to explain my situation and my immediate treatment as well as future options.
Dr. Young was comforting, explained the process, and quick. She took out an ingrown toenail and I couldn't have been more grateful for her!
Knowledgeable and skilled.
Dr. Young combines great knowledge and great bedside manner. She is the complete doctor.
I've always used Dr. Young for any foot problem and today was the biggest problem I've ever had....took me as soon as I got there and performed a toenail removal...painless and quick!! If that sucker grows back, I'm back to her!!!
Very professional and straightforward. Appreciated her honesty.
She was very informative & took her time with me. I would definitely recommend her!
I was very impressed.
nothing but positive
Couldn't have been b
She was down to earth and to the point. Exam was thorough with a treatment plan. Very professional but completely approachable.
Office staff is efficient pleasant and organized Dr young is superb!
I was seen right after I filled out the New Patient Form, which was convenient; the receptionist was very welcoming too. Debra Young and her assistant were very kind and the surgery went smoothly. I highly recommend Debra Young and her service.
She was very friendly and professional.
Very good experience- thank you.
A year ago I had my first appointment with a podiatrist. It was not a good experience and it turns out that he misdiagnosed me. My experience with Dr. Young was the other end of the spectrum--nice, clean office and friendly staff. Dr. Young had an idea of what my diagnosis might be right off from the start and then took some X-rays to confirm her preliminary diagnosis. She clearly explained next steps and was very understanding when I explained that I was on one of the marketplace plans. She gave me info and phone numbers to 3 different billing offices so that I can find out what my out of pocket charges will be ahead of time. It's great to finally know exactly what's going on with my big toe. While I'll need minor surgery, I feel like I am in excellent hands with Dr. Young.
Very helpful, concise, calm, patient with us patients, just very friendly from the first moment. We are very happy to have found our podiatrist for our entire family.
Dr. Young has always provided excellent medical treatment. This was my third visit to her office.
Very professional, nice Doctor.
Quaint, little office in Lincoln Park. The check-in process was advanced and fast, with friendly staff to greet you. Dr. Debra was very knowledgeable and laid out all of the options for my foot pain. Will definitely be back and recommend to friends and family in the future!
Wonderful Disposition and effective treatment!
She is amazing! Professional, knowledgable, caring, thoughtful and warm. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a podiatrist.
After coping for years with a toenail problem (cleats/sports will do that), my ingrown nail got to the point where I could not ignore it anymore, despite the huge amount of fear and anxiety I had over fixing it. But Dr. Young was AMAZING. She is incredibly warm, friendly, and humorous. She also managed to only remove the small part of my nail that was problematic, while not even damaging my pedicure! You would never know it looks so good. Quick, not overly painful procedure (honestly, it was just the numbing shot that hurt), easy recovery and personal availability/care for that process as well. I recommend her to everyone I meet!
Dr. Young was very nice and she explained everything in great detail. She was very patient and made it seem like just a natural conversation was taking place (meanwhile she worked on your feet). I went to see her for a medical pedicure which was by the way the first time I got a pedicure ever! I was very nervous but she's so laid back and friendly my nerves soon calmed. She gave me a nail brush and a topical oil as goodies....she said my feet looked great for 39 weeks pregnant! I will definitely be back for a follow up appointment
Dr. Young was very friendly. She was able to diagnose my concern promptly and provided a number of possible solutions. Her staff is friendly and professional and I would recommend her to anyone.
Dr Young is a patient listener and very detailed. She explains things in terms you can understand and is very gentle when doing procedures!
She's the best!!!
Very good doctor. Hated the tablet for filling out patient info. It did not type well and could have been easier on a tablet.
Never went to a podiatrist before and didn't know what to expect. Got sick and tired of my shoes being too tight around the pinkey toes and my corns hurting so I saw Dr. Young and she gave me a 'medical pedicure' and used a power tool to grind the corns away. She did the stuff they DON'T do at the pedicurist and ground those tough spots real well. So every 6 months I'll go for a tuneup. She also has this magic cream that keeps the rough spots manageable and soft. Finally, my shoes fit much better!
Dr. Young is excellent!! She really takes the time to listen to you and she genuinely cares. I definitely recommend her.
quick and easy for an ingrown toenail.
Will probably turn out to be one of the top 5 kindest people I'll have come across in my lifetime--and all we talked about was biomechanics and aging, and not my innermost feelings and hopes/dreams. It's almost too bad there isn't more wrong with my feet because I would gladly come back to have Dr Young coach me some more on taking good care of my body. Most importantly, though, she very clearly knows her stuff inside-out and knew what was wrong with me basically immediately, before I even provided much of a history (she still took x-rays to confirm and yep, what she thought was brewing in my bones was indeed brewing there). Perhaps now I can even avoid joint surgery a few decades down the line, or at least be one of the fittest old ladies in my cohort, even if some stuff does break down. The receptionist and medical assistant were nice, too, and knew their stuff. Overall, don't hesitate to bring your firstborn child or frail, 95 year-old mother here--Dr Young is highly capable, whip-smart, and super compassionate.
Excellent treatment and courtesy, as always!
DR YOUNG WAS VERY FRIENLY AND KNEW HER BUSINSS.
Listens to any concerns and diagnosis problems and treats those problems, as needed. Great job!
Dr. Young is wonderful! She is an excellent, caring doctor with a lovely bedside manner. She goes above and beyond to make sure the patient receives the finest treatment in a warm and friendly environment. I wish every interaction with every caregiver was as positive!
Dr. Young is wonderful! Extremely knowledgeable and professional! I feel as I am in such good hands...her experience and kindness are fabulous. I can't say enough about Dr. Young!
I had a wonderful experience! Definitely recommend if you are having feet issues.
Dr Young is amazing. She is knowledgeable and professional, warm and caring. She is an exemplary medical provider. I cannot praise her enough!
Dr Young took the time to listen to my symptoms to determine the best course of treatment for my not-so-straightforward foot problem. Much appreciated!
Fabulous, down to earth and easy fix for my feet. Loved her! Thanks Dr. Young!
She was professional and friendly. Practical and sensible advice. Highly recommended!
Thought she was really helpful, very knowledgeable, definitely recommend her!
She was excellent. Very caring and it was as if I knew her forever.
Debra Young, MD, is always congenial, sincere, and helpful. A true, caring doctor who takes extra steps to come up with creative solutions to podiatric needs. I enjoy coming to her office. - D.E.
I had no problem finding a parking spot right by the office. The person at the desk was very welcoming. After I filled out my form, Dr. Young's assistant set me up in a room and Dr. Young came in right away. She has a lovely, pleasant manner and a lot of knowledge to share and she explains things very well. I would definitely go back - in fact I do have a follow up appointment scheduled and I'm looking forward to it!
The visit was great. The Dr. was very helpful
No waiting, excellent attention, explained options. Now it's wait and see...but I know it will get better.
She clearly explains the alternatives and outcomes. The procedure was painless once the novacaine was administered.
Dr. Young was very thorough and she knew what she was talking about. She took her time assessing the problem and listening to my concerns. I highly recommend her.
She is the best!
She's the best. Knowledgable with great bedside manner. Charming.
Everything was great!
Dr. Young was very helpful with my foot problem and she made me feel very comfortable. She also caught another problem that none of my other podiatrists that I'd been to before had noticed, and we're working to solve it now!
The visit was surprisingly good. I usually get a ton of criticism without any real answers. This visit brought me a ton of answers and a plan to work on. That makes me grateful and thankful for this doctor.
She was extremely thorough and efficient. She immediately identified the problem I have been having for years and implemented two very helpful treatments right away.
Dr. Young treated me for an ongoing foot issue, as I have a heel spur and plantar fasciitis. She gave me thorough explanations and exhausted all possible methods (prescription medicine to ease the swelling/pain, ultrasound treatments, stretching tips, etc.) for weeks before resorting to having me get custom orthotics to fit inside my shoes. The pain isn't 100 percent gone, but it's much more bearable and subsides quicker with the help of Dr. Young. I always was in and out of her office without feeling rushed, too.
Seemed really friendly and knowledgeable. Should get an in-office x-ray machine as it's a bit inconvenient to go somewhere else for it and then come back for another appointment.
She is outstanding. She talked me through every step of my appointment! I am definitely going back to her!
Dr. Young is the best. She's so helpful and caring. She filled me in on everything I needed to know before and after my bunion surgery. I highly recommend her!
I would highly recommend her, she was caring and got me I the right track of healing my foot fast. She told me I could heal my foot in a way I did no thought possible and I have immense gratitude for that!
Excellent! I would highly recommend her. I was very pleased with the service, speed and efficiency of the office! I had a question regarding my ability to park in front of the office and guess who showed me that there was a " no parking street cleaning sign" that was hard to see...Dr Young! She even directed me where to park!
I thought Dr. Young was very nice, approachable and explained things well. It's clear she's experienced.
fantastic, very easy to talk to.
I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Young and her staff. The previous reviewers were spot on.
I was grateful for the courteousness and efficiency of her office and for her pleasant demeanor and professional expertise.
Always a great experience, highly recommended.
She was very professional, friendly/ personable. She answered all my questions
Great personality! Very informative, friendly staff.
She listen to you and knows what she is doing. I trust her.
She was very approachable, practical, informative and helpful!
Warm, thoughtful & informative. Very satisfied.
I feel that I am being cared for by Dr. Young.
I can see why she has a long wait to make a new patient appointment because she is a wonderful doctor and helped me out tremendously! She and I talked about what I needed help with and she got right to work and all the while kept the atmosphere light while taking care of me. I found a new go to doctor that I will see on a need be basis!
Personable , professional , excellent physician. Great staff, convenient location. Doesn't get much better.
Lovely, thoughtful and careful...definately recommend
Dr. Young is right on target. She makes you feel right at home, which is great considering how uncomfortable it can be to show people your feet. She knew exactly how to approach what was wrong with my feet, and I'd definitely go back.
She accurately diagnosed the problem and fixed it...I could not ask for more.
Always has been great over the years.
Was very happy with overall experience! I left with better understanding of my pain and how to address it. Dr. Young also notice a skin condition on my feet which I did not even mention.
Today is my first visit with Dr. Young. I was seen immediately, with no wait, and I'm initially impressed by how clean the office is and how friendly and professional the two staff members I initially met with are. Dr. Young is warm and personable, and is very good at putting a patient at ease. Hew examination was quick, but thorough, and at no time did I feel rushed. I'm confident her treatment plan will be effective and look forward to seeing some improvement soon (my diagnosis is Plantars Fasciitis).
Excellent, extremely skilled, listens to patients concerns, amazing bedside manner. Highly recommend Dr Young. Office staff are knowledgable and caring too.
Great service, very warm welcome and treatment, not only by Dr. Young but also her assistant. My ingrown toe nail was taken care off on the spot. Would definitely recommend the office to anybody with foot problems.
Dr. Young was extremely informative and helpful re: current concerns and offered valuable professional guidance for continuing preventative measures.
Very patient and kind! If needed I will continue to go back to Dr. Young for sure!
I previously took my son to her...she was excellent with my adult son. So, when I had a toe problem...I thought of her immediately. She took time to explain what was going on with my toe and provided medication to treat this problem. I am very satisified.
Dr. Young is very knowledgable and to talk to. She makes you feel very comfortable and welcome everytime you visit. She was able to diagnose a stress fracture that another doctor incorrectly diagnosed as a sprain. I recommend her to all my friends with foot issues.
Debra is so friendly and wonderful and kind. She really looks at you as a whole person and not just as a "foot" (if you will). Highly recommended.
It was great. Will definitely be seeing her in the future. She is very knowledgeable, gentle and took care of my needs.
I am so happy that I consulted with Dr. Young. Aside from being a very warm and lovely person, she is a very knowledgeable and experienced professional. She spent plenty of time with me, giving me information about all the various options and I am confident that my health will improve significantly from having seen her.
This was my first visit with Dr. Young. I was impressed by her friendliness, her knowledge, and her skill. I felt very comfortable with her working on my feet.
It was great, she explained the procedure she was doing and exactly what to expect.
Very positive. She seems to know her profession. I have follow up visits scheduled.
It is always a pleasant experience.
She was great! Everything I personally look for in a caregiver. I prefer a less is more approach which is how she is. Did not recommend orthotics (which I think is an automatic with a lot of podiatrists) and suggested some initial non- invasive steps for handling my neuroma. She appreciates that not everyone has a bottomless pocketbook.
Dr. Young, her assistant, and her receptionist form a highly professional team that provides top-quality service from start to finish. They are notable for their professional skill, courtesy, and efficiency.
Fast and efficient -- very helpful!!
True professional. Looking forward to my follow-up in 2 weeks. Thank you, Patient.
It was great, she knew what was causing my pain & took care of it.
As always Debra and her staff are friendly and efficient. She takes great interest in making sure that everything is explained.
Debra was fantastic. She was attentive, timely, and very comforting. Highly recommended!
Definitely will return for follow up.
I really like her - very personable. And she didn't jump right into the surgery answer as a first or only option.
Suffered long enough....looking forward to treatment with Dr Young...very professional and an excellent experience. I have confidence in her.
She is excellent, she cares for all her patients.. I'm keeping her.. Alberto
When was the last time you had a physician actually ask questions and listen to your answers? Loved the personal attention and confidence in treatment.
She answered all my questions, explained everything, is very helpful.
I went in with (to me) an usual foot problem. I explained the symptoms and she immediately gave me the most likely diagnosis, particularly since I had had cancer surgery Nov 2012, followed by chemo and this ailment is often linked to chemo. Knowing what it is makes me feel better about it even though it may take a long time for it to go away.
Professional and personable. Dr. Young knows what she's doing.
She is so friendly, very informative and genuine.
Knowledgeable and caring. Explained options clearly. Nice bedside manner.
She is sooo nice and very knowledgeable. I felt like she actually tried to understand me and my needs and made a proper recommendation. I feel like I will use her and refer to her in the future!
I thought she was very knowledgeable about foot and nail health, as well as most innovative treatment options. She was very gentle during the procedure and provided clear guidance and supplies for bandage changes.
It was terrific. She patiently works to "cure" my issues -- short- and long-term -- using a cautious approach. She has a sunny and reassuring manner which is extremely welcome.
First impressions based on initial visit were that Dr. Young is very personable, experienced and competent. I liked her small, efficient office. Overall, I was made to feel very comfortable. I am hoping the treatment yields results!
As always Dr. Young and her staff are awesome. They are friendly and provide excellent communication about every step and options for treatment.
I appreciated that she clearly discussed my condition and the options for treatment. I also appreciated that she has a sense of humor -it greatly enhances bedside manner, put me at ease and was totally appropriate.
What a wonderful experience with a highly trained professional. I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Debra Young.
she;s great-and so is the office staff
Very welcoming and friendly. Listened and addressed my problem with utmost professionalism. And most importantly, my foot feels a lot better.
this is my FOURTH podiatrist for the same issue. FOURTH!!! I wish I would have seen Dr. Young sooner. I wish my mother would have seen Dr. Young sooner (she probably wouldn't have lost her leg). Dr. Young talked to me about my issue AND immediately started on correcting it. Of all the places I've been, she's the only one that not only explained it to me, but also took immediate action to cure/treat my problem. I will recommend Dr. Young to every single person I know.
Dr. Young was great! I felt that she really listened to me and spent a lot of time with me to discuss my concerns. She was knowledgeable, personable and professional and I would highly recommend her.
She was great. very thorough and explained information in terms I could understand. Was very responsive and took time to really get an understanding of my concerns. Great experience.
She is an Amazing Podiatrist! She cares about you and wants you to be well!! I love doctors like her!
Dr. Young was very professional and provided excellent information about my specific issues. She is extremely friendly and definitely made me feel comfortable with her abilities and knowledge.
She is very friendly and presents information clearly. If I have any foot problems in the future I will be sure to go back to her.
Very pleased with my foot care. Professional and very efficient made me feel very comfortable and secure with visit .I use a walker and move slow and it takes time for me to get in the chair very patient and her assistant was very helpful.
She is always so helpful....quick and nice..
Nice, kind, very gentle and know how to answer questions and giving advices.
An excellent doctor!
Wonderful as always.
Dr. Young is a fantastic doctor and I highly recommend her. She is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain all topics to her patients. She has great bedside manner and a sense of humor. I have been a patient of Dr. Young's for years now and I can't imagine seeing anyone else!
Dr. Young was very professional and nice. She seemed knowledgable and my foot felt much better by the time and she helped me to get the proper devices ordered that a twenty-something nurse who likes to wear cute shoes and high heels will need to help my arches stay supported and to improve my plantar fasciitis.
Super cool,warm friendly, every understanding,very informative. Better than other foot doctors.Thank you for keeping my feet well. :-)
Dr. Young is great! One of the nicest doctors I have come across in a long time and really knows her stuff. I would recommend her to anyone with foot issues.
Friendly and modern. Check in visit using machine rather than manual, it was easier to do and much more faster. The locket woman was hospitable and the doctor was very patient. She was nice and explain everything clearly to me.
She's good a what she does, and easy to ask questions. I recommended her to my parents too.
Mrs Debra Young was very nice and professional. Gave good advice about home remedies instead of bying expensive and unnecessary over the counter medicine. would definetly go back
Dr. Young was very informative and very down to earth. She took the time to tell me what was going on with my feet, and I felt very relieved when I left her office. She not only informed me but gave me good suggestions on how to care for, maintain and prevent issues that could occur with my feet. She was a pleasant surprise and I'm glad I decided to go to her. I live on the far south side and I debated on if I wanted to travel that far, but I'm glad I did because it was worth it. Yeah Dr. Young!
She is a great doctor and she knows what she is doing.
Fantastic fantastic fantastic--very helpful, kind and thorough
Dr. Young is a consummate prodessional. She is very I interested in my total well being. She knows that drugs are not the answer only a small part of the solution.
Very friendly and personable.
Stay away - horrible at billing. Billed me twice, lost financial records
I was very impressed. Dr. Young made me feel very comfortable, explained things clearly and was very reassuring. I have Type II Diabetes so my feet are now a high priority for me.
Dr. Young is always very friendly, professional and effective. She makes going to the doctor a positive experience.
The only annoying thing was the entering of my information into the iPad when I first arrived... But then, there's always paperwork, so not a big deal.
Dr. Young is an excellent podiatrist. She is knowledgeable, professional, and tries the least invasive procedures first! I would highly recommend her.
I was very pleased with her personal approach, her expertise, and her enthusiasm for her work and her patients. What a good experience!
She was great!
This is my second visit to Dr. Young. She is very personable, explains in great detail one's condition and her treatment recommendations. I think she is terrific and would highly recommend her to anyone.
She was very informative and pleasant. Actually, listened to my concerns.
Very thorough, thoughtful and friendly. She took her time to explain the procedure and we were made to feel very comfortable during our visit.
I would recommend Debra Young highly. She is both sympathetic and professional and very clear in her explanations and recommendations. She took time and trouble to make sure her diagnosis was the right one so I had no concerns. I have so much confidence in her thatI am arranging for my daughter to see her.
She was great -- very knowledgeable, great "bedside manner, and an all-around good DPM.
She was such a great doctor. As soon as I finished my new patient forms I was seen right away. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Young to a friend.
Amazing. Bright, kind , excellent Doctor. Rare to find a Dr so caring and gifted. Could we clone her?
Debra Young was very complete in her exam and very knowledgeable.. loved her humor and expertise as well as being so current with online capabilities and equipment would strongly recommend her services
Dr. Young has a very good bedside manner. She is very personable and engaging. I was not impressed by the lack of follow up regarding the orthodics. While my insurance was billed, I still have no orthodics.
I love Dr. Young. She's the BEST!!! ***** 5 Stars
She has been so great as my doctor. Very professional and always offers cutting edge solutions to my foot issues. Would not trust my feet to anyone else.
Dr Young was great. She explained my problem to me with complete thoroughness and started treatment immediately.
Great experience! Recommended to all.
She was wonderful, knowledgeable, and had a very pleasant manner.
I wish every doctor could be like Dr. Young. She took the time to examine my foot and explain what was wrong and what she was going to do to fix it. She was even able to fit in my husband who didn't have an appointment. I would definitely recommend Dr. Young to all my friends and family and will be seeing her again myself!!
Dr. Young was very professional and informative, exceeded my expectations.
Extremely helpful and very courteous. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Dr. Young is wonderful. Extremely knowledgeable and competent, and her office is well run.
First time here and I had a wonderful experience Pat is extremely warm and inviting when you first walk in and keeps you very informed as you wait. Also, Dr. Young was extremely patient with me while trying to explain a phantom pain, and even more knowledgeable in my diagnosis from the minimal info I could give her. Overall, seeing that I've never been to a podiatrist I didn't know what to expect but, my experience was extremely positive and I highly recommend Dr. Young for any podiatry needs.
I would recommend her to anyone who needs work done on their feet.
Dr. Young was very informative, explained options for treatment. She was great!!
She was very helpful and considerate. She offered supportive foot braces that help me be able to walk.
So Far So Good, very helpful.
I was looking for a new podiatrist and Dr. Young listened to me and provided excellent service. I will be returning.