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Dr. Debra Young, DPM

Podiatrist

Professional statement

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.

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Specialties

  • Podiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
  • Saint Joseph Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Education and training

  • Hugar Foot & Ankle Specialists (Residency)
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Illinois Podiatric Medical Association

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1689670051

Office locations

Lincoln Park Podiatry

2752 North Southport Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

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Very helpful! She even took time to take a quick look at my son.
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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!
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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.
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Dr. Young is extremely knowledgeable and provides excellent service. I wouldn't go anywhere else. You'll be pleased!
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Dr. Young is the best foot doctor . She's very professional and knows what's she's doing .
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Very good, i am completely satisfied ??
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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.
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I thought Dr. Young was excellent and I have referred two friends to her
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Dr. Young is a great, caring, thoughtful doctor. I highly recommend her for anyone with foot issues.
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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!
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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They were great and more than understanding that my young son was with me.
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She was very friendly and professional.
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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.
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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.
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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! Sheis 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.
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Best. Podiatrist. Ever.
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Always very professional and pleasant.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Knowledgeable and skilled.
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Dr. Young combines great knowledge and great bedside manner. She is the complete doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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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!!!
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Very professional and straightforward. Appreciated her honesty.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very informative & took her time with me. I would definitely recommend her!
More than 1 year ago
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I was very impressed.
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nothing but positive
More than 1 year ago
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quick and easy for an ingrown toenail.
More than 1 year ago
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She was down to earth and to the point. Exam was thorough with a treatment plan. Very professional but completely approachable.
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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!
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Wonderful Disposition and effective treatment!
More than 1 year ago
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Office staff is efficient pleasant and organized Dr young is superb!
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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Very good experience- thank you.
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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 friendlystaff. 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.
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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.
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Dr. Young has always provided excellent medical treatment. This was my third visit to her office.
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Very professional, nice Doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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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!
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She is amazing! Professional, knowledgable, caring, thoughtful and warm. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a podiatrist.
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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 amedical 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
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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 'medicalpedicure' 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!
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Young is a patient listener and very detailed. She explains things in terms you can understand and is very gentle when doing procedures!
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She's the best!!!
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Very good doctor. Hated the tablet for filling out patient info. It did not type well and could have been easier on a tablet.
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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'tmore 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.
More than 1 year ago
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