Dr. MacKenzie Varkula, DO

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 42

Dr. Varkula
Telehealth services available

North Coast Mental Health Assoc

3690 Orange Pl Ste 430 Beachwood, OH 44122

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(216) 464-5330

Dr. MacKenzie Varkula, DO is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Beachwood, OH. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Varkula to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Varkula's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Varkula treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 72% of her peers

Dr. Varkula treats this condition more than 72% of her peers

Autism
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Dr. Varkula treats Autism more than 58% of her peers

Dr. Varkula treats this condition more than 58% of her peers

Anxiety
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Dr. Varkula treats Anxiety more than 39% of her peers

Dr. Varkula treats this condition more than 39% of her peers

Dr. Varkula's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Varkula accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
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Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
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Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Varkula's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Varkula

3.5

Based on 11 ratings

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What went well
  • Office environment (8)
  • Appointment scheduling (7)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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Dr Varkula tried to be both med management and therapist but was clearly not competent at either. When our child’s condition worsened, she avoided seeing us and said she was only responsible for meds. She then tried to have our child removed from us and locked in a facility out of state. Thank goodness the social worker stood up and said we were not the problem. Our child went to a new doctor and immediately began to improve.
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Relieved Parent – Dec 22, 2020
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I got more insight and specific help out of one visit with Dr. Varkula than a year’s worth of therapy. She is skilled, kind and to the point. She also managed my meds and explained them in ways no other provider has in years of being in anti-depressants.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Dec 03, 2020
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Dr Varkula provides a calm, yet professionally intellectual assessment of her patients because of her empathetic demeanor. One does not feel rushed. She is prompt in returning messages and shares her continued medical knowledge about new medications and old standards.
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Oct 15, 2019
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Dr. Varkula has helped me in battling my depression and anxiety immensely. I struggled for 10 years before meeting her. She includes me and works with me in all of the decisions and changes regarding my health. I am finally feeling great about my mental health! Office staff is not the friendliest. They seem miserable and you can always hear them complaining, but I am not there to see them, I am here to see Dr. V.
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Dec 03, 2018
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Staff was rude, unhelpful, and bungled our initial appointment, and reckless for her medication refills. They blamed my daughter with autism for their scheduling error (Karen, I even called and left you a voicemail confirming the appointment you made with my daughter THE SAME DAY, shame on you—own your error), which is dispicable. No reasonable attempt was made to involve Dr. Varkula for a reasonable resolution. Dr. Varkula, if you monitor these comments, your staff needs to be reviewed!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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J in Shaker Heights , OH – Jul 18, 2018
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Dr. Varkula in some ways is competent. However, I found that over time, she did not seem to work as a team (child, doctor, parent). She did not adequately address my concerns about medication. As my child's treatment progressed, and her recommendations were questioned, rather than work towards a family centered solution, the relationship became almost adversarial. Be cautious.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Euclid, OH – Jul 09, 2018
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Understands my disorder and gave me options I was very comfortable talking to her
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Nick Lucas in Independence Ohio – Mar 12, 2018
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Very good listener, takes action of patients' concerns, very personable, will work with the patient to provide the best medical solution to that patient.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 07, 2018
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Dr. Varkula is spectacular! She listens like a friend, gives suggestions like a coach and will guide you through all of your concerns.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Cleveland, OH – Oct 03, 2017
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Biography

Dr. MacKenzie Varkula, DO is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Beachwood, OH. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments....Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. MacKenzie Varkula, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Varkula has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Does Dr. MacKenzie Varkula, DO accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. MacKenzie Varkula, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Varkula frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Autism, and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Varkula treats.

Where is Dr. MacKenzie Varkula, DO's office located?

Dr. Varkula's office is located at 3690 Orange Pl Ste 430, Beachwood, OH 44122. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

North Coast Mental Health Assoc

North Coast Mental Health Associates Inc.3690 Orange Pl Ste 430 Beachwood, OH 44122
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