LAURINBURG – Dr. Sarah Young, a board certified internal medicine physician, has joined Scotland Health Care System’s hospitalist team.
Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Young attended the State University of New York at Fredonia, a small college south of Buffalo. There she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and minored in applied music.
Her path to medicine began when she was in her teens.
“I remember a doctor I knew telling me he was in medicine because he loved biology and people,” she said. “Those words really resonated with me. So I volunteered at the hospital in the town where I attended college. Then I started volunteering with the doctors on their rounds and found I really liked it. I talked to a great many people to learn what it takes to become a doctor.
“I love working in medicine because I get to talk to people all day and I love helping my patients get better. I’m also passionate about hospice and palliative care.”
Young earned her medical degree from the State University of New York – Upstate Medical University. She completed a three year internal medicine residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina, where she received the Baptist Medical Center Jane Shelor Award for Patient/Family Satisfaction.
Following residency, Young and her husband moved to the Pinehurst area, where they have resided for the past eight years. Young worked for FirstHealth Hospitalist team for a short time but said she wanted more opportunities to provide outpatient care. One of her personal goals will be to improve the transition of care between the hospital and primary care providers at Scotland Memorial.
When away from the hospital and her medical duties, Young enjoys running, kayaking, and hiking. She and her husband work with the youth program at Seven Lakes Baptist Church, where she serves as the pianist and sings.