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Dr. MacKenzie Varkula, DO

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry ·  Female · Age 41

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Dr. Varkula

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 graduated from Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry.


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Dr. Varkula's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
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Dr. Varkula treats Nondependent Marijuana Abuse more than 52% of her peers

Dr. Varkula treats this condition more than 52% of her peers

Autism
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Dr. Varkula treats Autism more than 32% of her peers

Dr. Varkula treats this condition more than 32% of her peers

Psychiatric Diseases
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Dr. Varkula treats Psychiatric Diseases more than 17% of her peers

Dr. Varkula treats this condition more than 17% of her peers

Dr. Varkula's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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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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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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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!
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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.
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Understands my disorder and gave me options I was very comfortable talking to her
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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.
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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.
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Dealing with Dr. Varkula was one of the worst experiences of my life. She was the first of several psychiatrists to work with our child. I believe Dr. Varkula set back my child's progress by months and was absolutely dangerous. Comes of charming at first - then gets positively evil - while smiling at you the whole time.
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Biography

Dr. MacKenzie Varkula, DO is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Beachwood, OH. She graduated from Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie
Medical School

Awards