Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

175 Patient Ratings
71 Patient Comments

Marielle P. Young, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

175 Patient Ratings
71 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2352 PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
3773 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065
(801) 234-8585 Parkway Health Center
145 W University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058


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 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

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

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

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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