Skip to Main Content

Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Harkins & Karsten, OD the leading provider of vision care products and services in Alpena.


Michael Harkins, O.D.

DrHarkinsEducation:
Undergraduate Alma College
Optometry: The Ohio State University College of Optometry, in Columbus, Ohio

Personal Information, Hobbies, Family:
Married to Bernice. Children: Brandy, Kelli, Sean.
“Buckeye” football fan & deer hunting.
Past President and current member of Alpena Rotary Club, member of American Optometric Association, Michigan Optometric Association, and Alpena and Rogers City Chamber of Commerce


Mark Karsten, O.D.

DrKarstinEducation:
Undergraduate study- Ferris State College
Doctor of Optometry- Ferris State College of Optometry
Professional Association: Michigan Optometric Association & American Optometric Association

Personal Information, Hobbies, Family
Married, wife Melissa. Children: Jessica, Bret & Chad.

Hobbies: fishing, hunting, boating, biking & walking.