Functional Physician

Dr. Young received her Medical Degree from the University of Vermont School of Medicine as well as a Master’s Degree in Outcomes Research from Dartmouth College. Prior to medical school, she spent the first decade of her career in cardiovascular research at Massachusetts General Hospital with a focus on measuring and analyzing patient outcomes.

In addition to residency training and a post-doctoral fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Wake Forest University, Dr. Young trained in medical acupuncture and functional medicine through the Helms Medical Institute and the Institute of Functional Medicine. Her passion for holistic healing and bridging the gap between conventional and alternative wellness therapies led her to open her first private practice in 2012, now known as THRIVE Integrated Health.

Dr. Young utilizes a functional medical approach to address the root causes of chronic illness and other wellness issues. She employs a mind-body-spirit approach and emphasizes the importance of patients taking an active role in improving and maintaining their health.



Certified Holistic Health Coach, Physician Liaison

As the Certified Holistic Health Coach for Thrive Integrated Health, DeeDee assists patients with their physician-prescribed nutritional and detox programs. In her role as Physician Liaison, she assures that each patient’s functional diagnostic and treatment protocols are implemented as intended by Dr. Young and strategically guides patients through their individualized wellness programs.

DeeDee graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition with her certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and has completed her Life Coaching training at the Martha Beck Institute.

DeeDee’s personal healing journey inspired her passion for coaching others to optimal health. As she worked through her own weight and allergy issues, she discovered that “it wasn’t about the weight but about being, feeling and living a vital, healthy life.” Before joining Thrive Integrated Health, DeeDee served as operations coordinator and innkeeper for the Self-Discovery Center in Atlanta, GA, a facility that provides space for wellness practitioners and therapists, and holistic health focused workshops and classes.