Melissa Turkal, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)FemaleAge 47

Psychiatric Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Melissa Turkal, PMHNP-BC is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Cranberry Township, PA. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Melissa Turkal, PMHNP-BC

Cognitive Behavior Institute

125 Emeryville Dr Ste 230 Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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Melissa Turkal's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Psychopharmacology Management
  • Psychotherapy With Medication Management
  • Schizophrenia
  • Social Phobia

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(724) 609-5002

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Melissa Turkal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Melissa Turkal

3.9

Based on 11 ratings

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The worst treatment I have ever had! I was profoundly depressed and the medications Dr.Turkal put me on were not working. I tried to communicate this to Dr. Turkal to no avail. I suffered for around 2 1/2 months and I tried to give the medications time to work. The appointments were not frequent enough for someone with profound depression. I went to Western Psych and the doctor there told me it didn’t seem to him that the medications Dr. Turkal prescribed were helping me at all. I was a complete Zombie and all doped up. I had suffered for two and a half months straight and wanted to die in my sleep. I stopped taking the medication after I left Western Psych that night. They scheduled me for their day program but I had to wait a week to enter. This was during Covid and the program was all on line. I needed treatment in the interim and the following week I had an appointment with Dr. Turkal. I told her I stopped taking the medication because I felt like a zombie and my family was upset every time they saw me, however I wanted her to put me back on a medication I had taken in the past that worked for me.Dr.Turkal told me I wasn’t compliant and she could not be my doctor anymore. She hung up on me and sent me a letter that said she would no longer treat me because I was not being compliant. I would have done anything to get better. My entire family was so concerned about the medication Dr. Turkal put me on. They cried every time they came to see me because I was a zombie and they never saw me in the state before. I was then put into the day program at Western Psych and was prescribed medication that worked for me. The Psychiatrist at Western Psych was excellent and he knew exactly what to do. The woman who ran the day program through WPH was also excellent. They saved my life!! I am not doing very well and playing Pickle Ball when a little over a year ago I could not get off the couch.get
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mary Ann McCoppin – Jun 23, 2022
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Refused to see me
If you have an intake appointment scheduled with CBI & this provider, you better not miss it or they'll dismiss you from CBI. I have been seeing therapists & a psychiatrist there since 2018. My psychiatrist was leaving the practice & before she did she got me scheduled with a new one. This was scheduled appx 3 mo. in advance & on a day I NEVER do therapy. Long story short, I missed my appt because I completely forgot about it. I understand it's my fault but if and when this does happen, all therapists I've previously or currently see there give me a courtesy call. Melissa never did. Then they charged me $150. I signed a waiver that says "All patients are given a one time complimentary cancellation... any other cancellations will be charged a $85 fee..." I called the VERY NEXT DAY & explained what happened. They insisted I signed the waiver saying $150 (not true) & they said I cannot come back to the practice due to the no show on INTAKE, although I've been a patient for years.
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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About Me

Care Philosophy

In order to heal emotional wounds, people need to feel seen, heard, and valued. My goal is to always treat you fairly, justly, competently, and without...Read more

Biography

Dr. Melissa Turkal is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 25 years in the nursing profession.  She earned her...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatric Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
  • Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychological Trauma

Education

2017
Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA - Doctorate in Nursing Practice
2014
Carlow University - Masters in Science of Nursing
Undergraduate School
1997
Carlow University Pittsburgh Pa
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Melissa Turkal, PMHNP-BC offer telehealth services?

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

Is Melissa Turkal, PMHNP-BC accepting new patients?

Melissa Turkal, PMHNP-BC generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Melissa Turkal's profile to make an appointment.

Does Melissa Turkal, PMHNP-BC accept my insurance?

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What are Melissa Turkal, PMHNP-BC's top areas of care?

Melissa Turkal frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Adjustment Disorder , and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Melissa Turkal treats.

Where is Melissa Turkal, PMHNP-BC's office located?

Melissa Turkal's office is located at 125 Emeryville Dr Ste 230, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Cognitive Behavior Institute

Cognitive Behavior Institute125 Emeryville Dr Ste 230 Cranberry Township, PA 16066
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