Dr. Petronella Mbu, MD


Dr. Mbu
Accepting new patients

Nationwide Children's Hospital

700 Childrens Dr Columbus, OH 43205

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(614) 722-4545

Dr. Petronella Mbu, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Columbus, OH. Dr. Mbu has more experience with Neurodevelopmental Disorders than other specialists in her area. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Mbu to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Mbu

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Mbu treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Mbu treats other conditions, please contact the office at (614) 722-4545.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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ADHD and-or ADD
Conduct Disorder
Developmental and Learning Disorders
Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
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Dr. Mbu's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • 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
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Mbu accepts

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(614) 722-4545

Dr. Mbu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Balanced-VA PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver-VA PPO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
The Local Choice-VA
Trihealth HD80-OH
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Mbu's Reviews

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My daughter and I had been up for almost 36 hours and had just laid down to sleep and Dr. Mbu barges in and flips the lights on. I told her to come back so we could sleep and she made me leave the room to question my child. She is difficult to understand and could not form her questions very well and it was confusing trying to understand her question. After questioning my child for 15 minutes she decided that my daughter was suicidal and needed to go to rehab. Unbelievable.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
3 people found this helpful
Gayle Ferrell in Roanoke, VA – Dec 14, 2018
Dr. Mbu was so helpful and lovely to work with. She was extremely professional and courteous. I can't recommend her highly enough!
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
3 people found this helpful
Oct 13, 2018
Dr. Mbu was exceptionally rude and misdiagnosed and incorrectly medicated both of my sons. That is the opinion of subsequent doctors. She does not listen to patients at all and is a nightmare to deal with. Stay far away from this one.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
Lynchburg , VA – Sep 22, 2018
Incredibly rude and had a "know it all" air about her. Seemed annoyed by my questions and focused on details that seemed irrelevant. I requested a new doctor and I have been much happier with the care given to my child. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone.
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
Roanoke – Nov 23, 2017

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Dr. Petronella Mbu, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Columbus, OH. Dr. Mbu has more experience with Neurodevelopmental Disorders than other specialists...Read more


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What are Dr. Petronella Mbu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Mbu frequently treats Neurodevelopmental Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Mbu specializes.

Where is Dr. Petronella Mbu, MD's office located?

Dr. Mbu's office is located at 700 Childrens Dr, Columbus, OH 43205. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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