Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

178 Patient Ratings
130 Patient Comments

Marielle P. Young, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

178 Patient Ratings
130 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2352
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
3773 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065


Marielle Young provides medical and surgical care for children with eye disease as well as adults and children with strabismus. Her clinical expertise includes the evaluation and treatment of amblyopia, strabismus, infantile and developmental cataracts, and nasolacrimal duct obstruction.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 25, 2017

She is very thorough.

January 23, 2017

Dr. Young is the best physician _____ has ever seen.

January 14, 2017

We really enjoy Dr. Young. She is willing to let nature take its course and do what is best for our child.

January 13, 2017

felt very rushed after waiting so long to see doctor.

November 19, 2016

Excellent care provider

November 14, 2016

dr young is fantastic. she really loves her job and cares for the patient

November 01, 2016

dr young has always been wonderful. this time SE seemed really rushed and things were a little chaotic. lots of diff people in and out of the room, having to leave the room and come back. still good- but really scattered.

October 23, 2016

She always seems very rushed. Rather than having a conversation with me, she kind of talks at me, then we're done.

October 11, 2016

It felt like the doctor was slightly rushed but I still feel she gave us really good care.

September 25, 2016

Again, Dr. Young is amazing! How many doctors will freely give a patient a personal cell number just to make sure things are working well. I have not used this cell number yet because I am still giving my brain time to adjust to what it is seeing! I plan on calling Dr. Young as soon as I am able to put in words what I am seeing and how things look. It is very difficult to explain so I am trying to work things out before this call takes place. Thank you, Dr. Young.

September 17, 2016

excellent visit

August 27, 2016

Dr. Young is fantastic as always. We take our daughter there as well and she can be a challenge at times, but Dr. Young and her staff always handles the situation wonderfully. I have heard so many positive comments and remarks from other parents, even on social media sites of parents with special needs children who are seeking advice on doctors. Parents over and over recommend going to the Riverton Moran Eye Center to see the doctors and staff out there.

August 27, 2016

She was great. quick, but still was able to answer questions and give info we were looking for. She even gave me her cell number so I could text her a pic of the problem for follow up the next day. I appreciated this a lot!

August 03, 2016

I have already recommended Dr. Young to several people with children who have amblyopia. I will continue to do so because I have full confidence in her knowledge and abilities.

August 02, 2016

Dr is Young is amazing! She is great with kids, cares about your child, and she knows and explains information well.

August 02, 2016

I appreciated receiving information that I can pass on to our future provider

July 16, 2016

Care provider Dr.M. Crum & Dr.Young were very professional & are the best Dr.s that have helped me with my eye problems.

June 20, 2016

Dr. Young was excellent. The appointment far exceeded my expectations. I am so happy with her as a doctor.

June 06, 2016

will not be returning to Dr. young. she had no patients with my less than 2 year old child. the exam was very hurried and not complete. we had a better exam with the optometrists feom walmart. had no concern for my child and blew us off. we traveled over 7 hours for a wasted appt and money

June 02, 2016

good experience

May 24, 2016

Dr. Young and her staff are excellent. I have full confidence in their abilities and greatly appreciate the care with which I have been treated. I have already mentioned them to potential other patients.

May 14, 2016

I the doctor seems to be very knowledgeable and intelligent in her line of work, but I know my kids would respond a lot better if she had better "bedside manner" for children. She seems to rush them into doing what she needs in order to check their eyes. For example, I think it would be more helpful if she had a variety of ways to get their attention to add to the sticker on her nose; things that would naturally get their attention so they don't feel forced.

May 03, 2016

Marielle Young is phenomenal. She is kind with our little girl and so good at working with her. We appreciate her attention and that she values our comments and questions. Because she is a specialist, we know that she has many patients, but we feel very confident that she has really spent the time that we needed her with us. She was personable and kind and professional.

April 19, 2016

Dr. Young has been a fantastic doctor for us!!

April 06, 2016

I feel like Dr. Young takes the time to answer questions and address concerns.

April 05, 2016

Made me feel like she was laughing at me the whole time. Kind of smirking behind her hands. I'm already insecure enough as it is with what I'm going through; having a doctor stare at me like I'm some sort of joke was unappreciated. I'm suspect she's talented in the operating room, but her patient communication skills and her respect for her clients need work.

March 15, 2016

Dr. Young was excellent. She put our three year old at ease. We traveled from Grand Junction to see her and will continue to do so because of her wonderful care. Thank you Dr Young!

February 13, 2016

I feel the care provider did a wonderful job. She will listen after she is done doing her part of the job and she will answer questions and address concerns to you about your child.

February 07, 2016

I like Dr Young and appreciate her knowledge, however, I have often struggled with her bedside manner with children. She seems to push them and make them uncomfortable instead of distracting them or making it seem like a game in order to check their eyes effectively without tears. It would be really beneficial to figure out some new strategies to help in this area.

January 24, 2016

We think very highly of Dr. Young and would highly recommend her!! She goes above and beyond in the care of her patients!!

January 24, 2016

Dr. Young was extremely helpful and caring.

January 11, 2016

very thorough and kind; friendly to my daughter.

January 09, 2016

I really like Dr Young. I just learned she is no longer coming down to the Orem clinic, but I am willing to take my child to Riverton just so we can continue seeing her. She's great!

January 08, 2016

We really like Dr. Young. She is always very good with our family.

December 26, 2015

good experience - grateful to have access to Dr. Young

November 29, 2015

very good

November 27, 2015

The doctor was horrible. She treated my daughter poorly and was very impatient. She was in a rush to get us out of the office and did not have a solution. We wanted to use an eye patch and she gave us two of them with no explanation of how to use them. She was talking 100mph and didn't make us feel she had confidence in fixing the problem.

November 20, 2015

I love Dr. Young! She is great with my kids and is very helpful in answering my questions and taking care of my child's eye condition.

November 18, 2015

Dr Young is absolutely the best! She is awesome with my son, great at explaining things to me, and is overall our favorite doctor ever. She is truly amazing and we are so blessed to have her working with us. I can't say enough great things about her--thank you, Dr Young!

November 18, 2015

This was our first time with Dr. Young after Dr. Rama left. We were very happy to find someone we feel we will love as much as we did her.

November 12, 2015

We felt doctor was overbooked and rushed through the exam. Total exam was approximately 10 minutes

November 07, 2015

We love working with Dr. Young. She listens and really cares about my concerns. She always follows up in a timely manner and shows extra concern for the needs of my son.

September 24, 2015

I really like dr young. very impressed and I didn't feel like she judged me as a mom. she knew Im trying my best with patching to help fix my child's vision

September 21, 2015

We appreciate all that Dr. Young has done for our daughter and her care! Dr. Young is an exceptional doctor!

August 30, 2015

The last few appointments we have had to wait after seeing the nurse, then after the wait Dr. Young rushes in speaking quickly and rushes through the examination of my daughter. She does not respond well when I ask questions regarding the exam or my concerns. You can tell she wants to get out the appointment as quickly as possible and would rather not do a through exam. She wanted to lower the amount of follow up appointments (going from every 6mo to yearly), however when I told her that my daughter's Rheumatologist told me to keep her on every 6mo monitoring she was annoyed and said that she would have to see the research but if that was what I wanted then fine she would see her again in 6months. The previous appointment I had to remind her that it was time to do the exam with her eyes dilated, she didn't think so and look up her notes and saw it was - she did not apologize, instead she was even more annoyed. I don't feel any level of concern or comfort from her, just rush rush rush. I will be looking for another doctor to follow my child in the future.

August 29, 2015

My son is 4 and was difficult to examine. I appreciated Dr. Young's approach with him. She worked quickly and efficiently to get through the exam and keep him focused.

August 11, 2015

Dr. Young was wonderful! She explained things very well and answered all our questions.

July 13, 2015

Dr. Young is always very efficient with her time at our appts.

June 15, 2015

Our family loves Dr.Young!! She has really gone above and beyond for our girls!!

June 12, 2015

One thing I was very impressed with was Dr. Young's honesty. My son has a problem that may not be 100% fixable, even with surgery. I really appreciated her honesty and integrity in explaining the likely outcome. She was frank enough to tell me that she wouldn't do the surgery yet if it was her and I really admired that.

May 25, 2015

Dr Young is fantastic, she is fast and still makes you feel important and takes great interest my daughters care we love her!

May 05, 2015

I have had great experiences with Dr. Young. I'm glad to go back to take my daughter to her every year.

April 20, 2015

the appt could have gone better if the doctor wasn't over booked and they actually listened to the patient on what they wanted

April 13, 2015

She seemed very rushed, but her care was good and I felt confident in her abilities

March 21, 2015

Dr. Young works very quickly, which worried me the first time we saw her. After seeing her several times, though, I have great confidence in her abilities.

March 19, 2015

she seemed busy and ready to move right on after the exam. I would have lliked to discuss longer term concerns but will be more proactive in doing that at our follow up

March 14, 2015

My child is 2 1/2 and I felt like Dr. Young understood how the examine a young child. She was quick and made the appointment as painless as possible for my child. I really appreciated her approach.

March 04, 2015

Dr. Young is great and very professional

March 02, 2015

Good experience

January 28, 2015

Dr Young is always so kind, very knowledgeable, and works well with my daughter. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone.

January 27, 2015

I really like Dr. Young!

January 10, 2015

She was very fast and efficient, which you have to be when you're dealing with kids. She spent a few extra minutes at the end of the appointment just talking to me and my kids. I appreciated that extra time. It made her more personable and easy to talk to and ask questions.

December 21, 2014

I had 2 care providers, and they were both extremely skilled, professional, courteous, kind, friendly, pleasant.

October 24, 2014

We waited for over an hour total and we were with the doctor for less then 15 min. She was very efficient but it seemed rushed and impersonal

October 22, 2014

Dr Young has helped us through some scary times. our follow up visits now are great. we love to hear, "she's doing great!" we love Dr Young.

July 10, 2014

My daughter was recommended to have an eye procedure done. My in surname was to expire at the end of the month. Dr. Marielle Young fit her into the schedule to help us afford the surgery.

July 01, 2014

Dr. Young is great. I just think that appointments need to be spread out a little since she is the only doctor in the office right now. This will hopefully ensure less of a chance that she is running behind and has more time to spend with each patient.

June 20, 2014

Kim and Dr. Young were very friendly with the whole family. We love to go see them in the Orem office. Great staff there and always helping us find the best solutions for us.

June 07, 2014

I am frustrated by having to wait four months to get in after dr. Kuo moved and then find out I will have to see another new doctor for our next visit.

June 05, 2014

Don't hurry an exam and especially a child with disability because that will cause inaccuracy and child to become frustrated. Don't say next good next in a hurry up tone exam can't be corrected fully if you guess and give random prescription

June 05, 2014

She rushed thru the exam. Dealing with with kids you don't say good next next next next next next next next next next then reread the line because it's wrong. Don't hurry an exam and give them a made up random prescription for their eyes because in a hurry

April 21, 2014

Long wait for such little time spent with us. I hope that's because nothing was wrong

April 11, 2014

Dr Young is great to answer questions and make sure you understand. We never feel rushed or insignificant.

April 06, 2014

Dr. Young is one of the best doctors I have ever seen for an eye problem or for any problem for that matter.

March 28, 2014

The doctor was very friendly but did seem to be in a hurry. I didn't feel like i was informed very well about the results of the various eye tests she took.

March 27, 2014

I really like Dr. Young. She's pretty good with my son, but he's a 4-year-old who looks as big as a six-year-old so I think people in general expect him to be more patient and he had to sit still for a very long time while she tried to figure out what lenses he needed. Sometimes I wish I understood better the status of his eye and how concerned I should be. Sometimes I have to kind of push for information, but I am the kind of person who needs a lot of reassurance.:)

March 13, 2014

The Dr was awesome. She really took the time to make sure I knew exactly what was wrong with my child. She explained it in great detail, made me feel at ease about it. I would definitely recommend her to anyone else needing similar services. I was amazed by her and the staff.

March 05, 2014

We started off seeing Dr. Young. She was wonderful. She showed a lot of concern for our child and even called us at home several times as she followed our case. She got us in for an ultrasound right away and coordinated our care with another specialist. We couldn't have been happier. Dr. Mifflin was also amazing. He used very clear language when describing the diagnosis and he asked for our input as far as how we would like to proceed. Both Dr. Young and Dr. Mifflin went out of their way to get our son in for an exam under anesthesia. We had both their cell phones and could call at any time. They were a fantastic team!! We couldn't be more happy with the care we received.

March 04, 2014

Dr. Young was awesome. Very friendly and informative. She even pulled pictures up on the internet to help explain things.

January 24, 2014

The doctor is wonderful!!

January 17, 2014

I quickly perceived she was in a rush and frustrated but also that she cared about my son's eyes/vision. I know that parents sometimes are difficult but it would have been nice if she made more eye contact with us. I felt like we were in a way a nuisance or obstacle to her but that she would still do her best to do a great job for my son's vision. Seems like processes in the clinic could be improved to allow her to excel.

November 18, 2013

Dr. Young was fantastic. I asked a simple question about my 4 year old who was just tagging along, and we found that she has a vision problem that needed to be corrected right away. Dr. Young took time to check this, I'm sure she didn't have time, but she didn't seem rushed and took the time and concern to care. I was VERY grateful to have found a problem so we could start working on it. She was also good with my 2 year old whom the appointment really was for. Thank you Dr. Young!!

October 30, 2013

Also felt like the doctor related well to my young son- 3 y.o. and helped him feel comfortable.

October 12, 2013


October 07, 2013

I thought Dr. Young did a fabulous job with my son, she was very sweet and tried to get him to understand what she was going to do. She tried to make him and us as comfortable as possible. She then explained every step of what might happen.

September 24, 2013

She checked my daughter's prescription and tested to see whether the glasses corrected her vision to 20/20. She answered all my questions (I was very worried.) to my satisfaction and we both left happy.

September 23, 2013

The doctor was wonderful, answered all my questions, and was very gentle with my daughter.

September 20, 2013

When recommending patching, it would be helpful to know that age is a factor, i.e. there is a certain age, beyond which, patching is ineffective.

September 09, 2013

Dr Young always seems to be in a hurry, which is great because the wait time in minimal, however I feel that she could take more time to explain what the results of the exam were and reasons for treatment decisions.

August 31, 2013

Great experience with the doctor. Best I have yet in the 4 years I have been visiting ophthalmologists.

August 29, 2013

Marielle is fantastic! Couldn't be happier with the outcome of my son's surgery and his eye problem being fixed. Happy customers!

August 06, 2013

Dr. Young is always so positive and upbeat. It makes the visit very enjoyable.

July 16, 2013

Overall I felt like my son was in really good hands.

July 13, 2013

We have total confidence in Dr. Young even though all of our son's surgeries were performed by Dr. Larson.

June 10, 2013

Absolutely loved Dr. Young! She was very kind and patient with all of my concerns and questions.

June 03, 2013

its hard to recommend to someone else when you struggle to get your own child in for an appointment in a timely manner

April 23, 2013

There was a slight feeling of the Doctor being "rushed", even though there were no other patients in the clinic. She acted like she was trying to get things completed quickly. Not to the extent that we felt our care was being compromised, but just that she did not want delays to be incurred. Perhaps she could remember to take a deep breath right before she comes into the examination room.

April 10, 2013

Dr. Young was excellent with my son. She made him feel comfortable and let him know what to expect next.

March 27, 2013

Dr. Young is fantastic! I have complete confidence in her skills from A to Z. I couldn't ask for a more capable, professional, caring, understanding, upbeat and fully engaged physician. The best part is she LISTENS to me which I find very rare these days.

March 06, 2013


February 04, 2013

My daughters treatment went faster than what they had thought and they are watching her closer than I had expected for being "done". That shows concern.

December 17, 2012

I felt like Dr young showed concern for my daughter. She listened to my concerns and was very thorough.

November 26, 2012

They did a more thorough job on the eye exam than I received at another eye center.

November 22, 2012

Dr. Young was very thorough, listened to my questions, provided clear answers to them. I feel very confidant in her knowledge and skills pertaining to my eye problems. She explained the various tests as she conducted them. I left the appointment with a good understanding of my eye issues. Dr. Young thoroughly and clearly explained the pros and cons as to what I should expect during and after eye surgery. Dr. Young comes highly recommended by Dr. Bradley Katz in your UofU office. Also, Dr. Lance Nelson my eye doctor at the Tanner Clinic in Layton, UT.

November 13, 2012

Best doctor experience I have had...maybe ever.

November 08, 2012

I felt like the doctor was patient with my daughter and didn't rush things. She did a great job explaining things so that I understood what she was doing or describing. I continue to have confidence in the skills of the doctor. It was a good visit.

October 24, 2012

Loved that Dr. Young encouraged another attempt at patching.

October 22, 2012

Very personable, spend tons of time with us, we didnt feel rushed

October 16, 2012

She did seem a little rushed, and I had to ask her explain some of the terms she used, but overall I wouldn't hesitate to visit her again.

October 08, 2012

This is our first experience with Dr. Young. It was fair

October 02, 2012

She should slow down when asking kids questions. Some people need a second to process what its being asked and w are not all familiar with these testing processes like they are.

September 18, 2012

If the doctor had dressed more professionally she would have seemed more crediable. She looked very young and did not give the apperance that other doctors in the past had given. She may have know what she was doing but her apperance made us unsure whether she was giving us accurate information.

September 11, 2012

I really enjoy the Doctor we saw. I was a little upset at this appointment because I have to drive a little over an hour just to get to the appointment. We got there and they were running behind on appointments. Because of this when the doctor did see us she spent less than five minutes in the room with us and told us to come back in four months. I felt like my drive there was pointless.

September 11, 2012

She talked in a very loud voice. Felt like we were being yelled at the whole time. Dr gave no options, solutions or suggestions. She simply made an appointment with another dr without consulting or otherwise discussing it with the patient and guardians.

September 03, 2012

This was my first appt w dr young. I was very surprised that she didnt introduce herself. I didnt know if she was an assistant or dr

August 27, 2012

We like Dr Young and are getting more acquainted with her.

August 20, 2012

First time to see this doctor. She was quick, efficient.

August 20, 2012

Dr. Was very informative. She was very good dealing with my toddler and gave her the attention and time it needed to get a good look and diagnosis. I am very impressed with her and will refer anyone to her.

August 13, 2012

Dr. Young seemed very busy. She seemed sorry that we had to wait so long. The long wait has everything to do with it being a bad experience.

August 13, 2012

We have had 2 appts. with Dr. Young and she has spent more time with us than any other doctor ever has, including our primary care pediatrician whom we really like.

June 28, 2012

I felt the staff was very professional and courteous. It was very nice to see younger physicians in this kind of setting; with everything children go through these days a kinder and friendlier personality goes a long way!!

June 26, 2012

We loved and were very impressed with Dr. Young!

June 11, 2012

Dr. seemed in a rush. She had so much energy it was hard to relax and think of questions to ask.

June 05, 2012

Amazing. Just amazing. I will recommend her to anyone and i will be sure we stick with her for any additional problems. We had such a bad experience with another eye dr. It was so great to come here and have her know what eye was the problem with out asking me. She reviewed health history and noted the heart murmur and scheduled surgery at the appropraite hospital. Just so happy with the facility and staff.

April 28, 2012

This was our first experience with Dr Young. She seemed to be in a BIG HURRY. She doesn't have a very good bed side manner. She wasn't personable at all. She actually got her pointer finger and tapped my 10 year old daughter on the forehead quite roughly so she could show the resident which eye he was suppose to be looking at. I'm not sure we are going to to continue to see her. I'm still trying to decide.....But the rest of the staff was extremely pleasant and we loved Dr.Larsen.

April 24, 2012

This is the most time I have ever had a doctor spend in an appointment. I was concerned about not having Dr. Larsen but Dr. Young far exceeded our expectations!!

April 20, 2012

Not impressed! I knew it was going to be bad when she ran in the room right past me and said, "Hi, I'm Marielle," without even making eye contact. I expect professional medical providers to look at me and talk respectfully. Her parting words to me were, "You're done!" She said this with her back toward me while she was looking at the computer. She was not friendly at all to my child's 3-year-old sibling who came with us. After her short exam, she said that we needed to dilate my daughter's eyes. When I asked how long that would take (only because I'd been there an hour by now), she told me it would take 20-30 minutes. Sensing my hesitancy, she said, "We don't have to do it." What does that mean? Why do we have to do it when we don't have to do it????

April 17, 2012

This is the first time we've seen Dr. Young since Dr. Larson left. We're adjusting to the change.

April 12, 2012

I only put fair for recommending this care provider because I don't really know her yet. I am sure that as we have more appointments with her we will get to know her better and whether or not we would recommend her to anyone. Our first visit with her, I felt like she was very thorough which I liked. So, we will see how it goes.

March 16, 2012

I felt like we were being rushed.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Marielle Young graduated from Yale University with a dual degree in History and International Studies. A native of Salt Lake City, she returned home to pursue a medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She went on to complete ophthalmology residency training at the University of California, San Francisco and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at the Children’s Hospital Boston where she was a Heed Fellow. Her academic interests include the study of amblyopia and infantile cataracts. She is an investigator for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, a collaborative network that facilitates multicenter clinical research.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital Boston
Clinical Fellow
Residency Department of Ophthalmology, University of California
Internship Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Transitional Internship
Professional Medical University of Utah School of Medicine
Undergraduate Yale University
History and International Studies


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