Merve Akova | Mental and Behavioral Health, Psychiatry Cedar Falls
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Merve Akova, A.R.N.P.

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Clinic Hours

MON 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TUE 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WED 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
THU 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FRI 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

1824 W 8th St.
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613



UnityPoint Clinic Psychiatry - Cedar Falls


About This ProviderPrint

Why did you become a provider?

I became a provider in order to help clients with mental health problems achieve full recovery.

As a provider, what is your medical philosophy?

My medical philosophy is to provide client-centered care, incorporating clients' goals and expectations into treatment.

What type of care/clinical interests are you most passionate about?

I am passionate about geriatric psychiatry, especially clients suffering from cognitive impairment due to dementia.

Why did you choose your specialty?

I chose psychiatry as my specialty, since it is an exciting and unique field of medical science which integrates information from various disciplines, including psychology, medicine, and sociology to generate new knowledge and treatment approaches for clients with mental health problems.

What qualities best describe the care you provide your patients?

The qualities that best describe the care I provide my patients include empathy, support and respect for their healthcare decisions.

Being a healthcare provider, what drives/motivates you each day?

Being a healthcare provider, what motivates me each day is to see clients' progressing in their treatment and eventually achieving their goals of mental health.

What is the most important thing patients should know about you and your practice?

The most important thing that patients should know about me is that I will always be an advocate for them in their healthcare decision making.


Geriatrics, long-term care, dementia, behavioral health, Alzheimer's, anxiety

Merve Akova, ARNP, welcomes patients ages 18+


Mental and Behavioral Health, Psychiatry

Areas of Interest


Accepts Children


College/Medical School

Allen College

Board Certification(s):