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Dr. Linda Callaghan

Addiction Medicine
Washington, IN
53 years experience female

Locations

Office

Washington, IN

Address

8NE 21st St., 1314 E. Walnut St., Washington, IN, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

(812) 254-8634

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

I have been a physician for 44 years. Currently I practice as a contract psychiatrist at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington,IN and have a private practice. I also own a weight loss clinic called Healthy Shapes which uses the I-Lipo machine and employ HCG and nutritional counseling.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Addiction Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

Licenses

United States: Indiana, Michigan

Doctor Q&A

1.0K Answers
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Depends.: A commitment process are used for patients who are a danger to himself or others and do not understand his need for treatment. A judge will rule on th... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
See your PCP .: Migraines does not cause lacunar infarcts. With your hypertension, make sure you did not have an undetected cva (stroke). The pain in your neck and ba... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
See PCP.: There are many possible causes such as : stress ( common), visual problems, hypoglycemia, hypotension, anemia, inner ear problems. It maybe a good tim... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Lot,: Anxiety can cause rapid heartbeats, sweating, dry mouth, dizziness, the sense of impending doom, tension headaches, frequent urge to urinate, sweaty h... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Like an automaton.: Depersonalization is a feeling of detachment or estrangement from yourself and derealization is a feeling that nothing is real, like being in a dream.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Yes,but see a psychi: Yes Gabapentin can be used with lexapro (escitalopram). Usually Gabapentin is used for chronic pain syndrome. I do not usually use Lexapro (escitalopr... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
See PCP.: At your age, unless you injured the knee or the leg, you should not be hearing your knee pop. It might be best to see your pcp and have it x-rayed but... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
No.: I don't think your response has anything to do with being bipolar, just a reaction to sugar.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Yes.: The Implanon maybe the cause of your mood swings and other symptoms.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Depends.: Centrophenoxine reverses lipofuscin ,beta-amyloid pigmentation as well as an antioxidant while Meclofenoxate belongs to the family of NSAIDs and block... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
About 3 days.: Usually three days is a normal recovery phase and complications are unusual.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Prodromal symptoms.: You maybe suffering from prodromal symptoms causing a feeling of unease, dizziness, nonspecific aches which can feel like anxiety.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
See PCP.: Muscle soreness in the back thigh can be caused by overuse , exercise, or trauma. Since it has been 5 days, warm compresses can help, soaking in a ho... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Possible.: It is possible but it is usually reversible when you stop the morphine.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Go to PCP first.: You sound really depressed. Symptoms of depression include irritability, loss of interest in the things that you usually enjoy, sleep disturbances, wi... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Yes.: Yes, of course. Effexor (venlafaxine) is an snri an d Celexa is an ssri and the combination causes the reuptake of the neurotransmitters serotonin an... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
It depends.: It may take a few days however, constipation can also be due to not eating enough roughage, not drinking or exercising enough. Xanax (alprazolam) or o... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Getting involved.: Getting involved in healthy interactions with family, friends and co-workers.You can join church functions, volunteer in a community activity and cult... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Yes.: It sounds like your anxious. Some people who are anxious , eat, smoke cigarettes, or drink to alleviate it. Bruxism , facial spasm from grinding your ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
See a psychiatrist.: Your husband is depressed. There are different conditions that can cause depression such as bipolar disorder , where there are mood swings, reactive ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
It's temporary.: When you're on liquid diet, the stomach shrinks so when you eat any food , even soup which have some solid food, it expands the stomach and cause some... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Go to ER.: Not all febrile children throw up but with that high temperature. It would be best to take her to her pediatrician or the er.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
No 600 mg.: Temazepam is a sleeping pill of the benzodiazepine family and thus can be psychologically addicting. They come in 15 and 30 mg. You can take up to 45 ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
See PCP.: If this symptom is new, it would be best for you to go to your pcp who can refer you to a neurologist or if as severe as you describe it, get to the e... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
It depends.: The physician drug reference shows that 4 mg. Is the maximum allowed dose . However, i must advise you strongly to use this drug cautiously as it can ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
See PCP: I think quitting smoking is an excellent start. If you never go back to smoking, your lungs will continue to recover by itself. If you had been smoki... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Depends on duration.: The lack of focus could be due to a number of things. One is stress, anxiety, depression but if this has been an on-going problem in your life since c... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Yes, with caution.: Yes. Celebrex (celecoxib) , nsaid( non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) is used for arthritic pain, Flexeril is a muscle relaxant and Restoril is a s... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Yes.: Yes, you can inhale secondary smoke like you would with cigarettes, that is if the person or persons you are around with smoke regularly.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Yes.: The treatment depends whether it is migrainous, arteriosclerotic or classic. Th drugs that have been used are Indomethacin and prednisone. It seems wo... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Yes .: Of course. Most doctors are board eligible and can practice as well without passing their specialty boards although most hospitals now prefer board ce... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
See an orthopode: First, she needs to be examined, have a back x-ray to determine if she even needs back surgery. See an orthopedic surgeon first and have her evaluate... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
See PCP.: If it is due to anxiety, you must have other symptoms like rapid heart rate, sweating and a sense of impending doom but there are other possible cause... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Good .: Prozac (fluoxetine) is a well research ssri and is a good medication. It treats all the symptoms that you've mentioned. He recommended the right dose.... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Thyroid is normal.: Hyperthyroidism can cause weight loss due to increase metabolism and your weight gain is a sign that your thyroid is back to normal.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Yes.: Cipralax is an antidepressant and sleep assure is diphenhydramine. The sleep assure may cause some anticholinergic side-effects such as difficulty ini... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Quite a few.: Olive leaf extract is known for its properties as antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflamatory . If you are ill, it can also decrease recovery from i... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Schedule apart.: If they both make you sleepy, you should take it in the evening. You could take your Lexapro after supper, the Buspar (buspirone) after lunch and an h... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
You're OK.: Everyone is different. The usual effects, if on the right dosage of the medication is anywhere between 2 weeks to 6 weeks.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Back to your Dr.: Insomnia is one of the common side-effects of wellbutrin (bupropion) . Buspirone is an anti-anxiety which takes 4 to 6 weeks sometimes to take effect.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Protandim.: There are quite a few in the market . One of them is Protandim, a plant derived product that is found to decrease oxidative stress which causes aging.... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Not good candidates.: People with antisocial personalities do not learn from their previous mistakes and therapy does not work. They do understand that for a criminal behav... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Specialized services: A skilled nursing home offers more than custodial services. They also provide physical and occupational therapy, dietary services , and give services ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Ignore: Work with a good Speech Language Pathologist. Follow the SLP recommendations at home. Be consistent.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Ignore: Take your medications, keep your routine And avoid distractions.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Ignore: Follow the advise of your neurosurgeon and neurologist, especially the effects on you physically.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Ignore: Consult a good Orthopedic surgeon and follow his advise. If in doubt, get a second opinion .
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Lots: There are so many other similar medications that do not have the weight gain like seroquel such as : abilify, saphris, (asenapine) Latuda and Fanapt f... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Maybe not.: You could just be tired, snug or bored. If you have other other symptoms like loss of interest in everything, poor concentration and motivation, ei... Read More

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Apr 19, 2014
Dr . Callaghan is an excellent addition to Healthtap. She has many years of experience and her answers show that she is empathic and cares about people. Her years as a physician educator are evident. ...Read More
Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Callaghan is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor who gives practical and sensible advice. I enjoy reading her answers. Highly recommended.
Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm on a low starter dose of Latuda and a high dose of Seroquel. Seroquel helps w sleep but the weight gain was atrocious. Didn't know Latuda can help, will ask my docto...Read More
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I gained a lot of weight after I started drinking soda a lot. I was really ill after I had my son and doc said drink soda for sugar and eat plain crisps for cabs to stop nausea. I got addicted to sod...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! The point that I do t feel any virus thing no fever no diarieh only feeling of vomit and when I try to vomit only mucus comes out

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the East Philippines
Graduated 1968MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of The East Ramon Magsaysay Medical School
Graduated 1968MD

Residency

Traverse City State Hospital

Residency

Traverse City Regional Hospital

Awards

Service Award Michigan Department of Mental Health 1981
Plaque of Appreciation -Northwestern Michigan University 1982
Physician Recognition Award , Michigan Board of Education 1982

Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association
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