Dr. Philip Gilly

Addiction Medicine
41 years experience male

Locations

Gammons Medical

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

7345896159

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

About

Bio

I originally trained and practice Family Medicine. Over time I noticed that an increasing number of my patients needed help with substance abuse, so I developed expertise in Addiction Medicine which has now become my full-time practice.

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

Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

115 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Average 7 to 10 days: Long-term use of tramadol may be associated with physical dependence and a withdrawal syndrome, consisting of typical opiate-like withdrawal symptoms ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Very much so ...: There is a "pleasure center" in your brain designed to respond to good food, good relations, and good work. A substance or behavior that generates a m... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Quite possibly...: Welbutrin lowers the seizure threshold, so does alcohol withdrawal. So doing both at the same time will increase the risk of having a seizure. Please ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Cirrhosis is a ...: Consequence of chronic liver disease where liver tissue is replaced by fibrosis, scar tissue and nodules leading to loss of liver function. Cirrhosis ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
I hope not ...: Unfortunately, Methadone is the only treatment for opioid dependence that is currently approved by the fda for use during pregnancy. However, if you ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
You have options ...: There are many physician offices, group practices and clinics that offer addiction medicine services, including medications and counseling. You will w... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Gabapentin helps ...: to reverse the unhealthy effects of taking benzos. It is available OTC at health food stores and by prescription if you need higher doses.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Absolutely ...: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) contains amphetamine and crystal meth contains meth-amphetamine which are chemical siblings.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
I suggest you ...: find a doctor for their care and concern for you to find out if you are addicted and to offer alternatives. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic am... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes it can ...: addiction to opioids weakens many systems within the body, including the immune, hormones, nerves, heart, circulation. Besides that, you could still g... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Afraid not ...: After all, the purpose of having to take drug tests is to encourage you to quit smoking.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
There are many...: Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine drug having anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant, sedative, and hypnotic properties. Side effects include drwsin... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
It is Doubtful: Stopping smoking would benefit your health in many, many ways. Unfortunately, once fallopian tubes become narrowed or blocked by inflammation or scar ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
It can be avoided: Weight gain after quitting smoking usually results from two things, both of which can be avoided. One is the result of not breaking the hand to mout... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
It depends ...: Carbohydrates require more energy to digest, so a person may feel tired after eating them. That is why it is better to emphasize proteins for lunch to... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Research has shown..: Schizophrenia seems to be linked to cigarette smoking substance abuse because the nicotine affects the nerves in the auditory processing centers of th... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
It is possible.: One of the many deleterious effects of long-term use of narcotics is a lowering of a man's testosterone levels, so stopping Oxycontin may allow your l... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes it can...: Depending on how much you drink during a "binge" and how often you have binges, you can have alcohol withdrawal symptoms starting as soon as the first... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
The alcohol itself: Stays in the body only for 8 to 12 hours. However, the changes made to your liver, brain, nervous system may take longer to resolve. Of course the mor... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Not exactly ...: There are some medicines, including certain antibiotics that may reduce the effectiveness of certain birth control pills. They should be listed on the... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes it is ...: Just like diabetes and many other conditions, a person can develop alcoholism either because it runs in their family, or because they are exposed to o... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam) is in the ...: Benzodiazepine family. It is a short-acting anti-anxiety medication which is very easy to become addicted to. Please use extreme caution.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Absolutely Not: It usually makes anxiety worse! You may want to ask a psychiatrist for advice
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Glad you asked ...: Suboxone attaches to the same opioid receptors in the brain as does methadone, but sub binds much more strongly than mtd does. Therefore, if your brai... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Ignore: Do set quit date. Do remove smoking reminders. Do use nicotine replacements. Do new things.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes it is possible : To become dependent on fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). Even without codeine, it still contains a barbituate. Besides which you are t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Usually not...: Studies have shown that etg will remain detectable in urine for 24-48 hours after moderate consumption and 48-72 hours after heavy drinking. See http:... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Many benefits ...: Benefits to giving up smoking: within 20 mins, blood pressure and heart rate decrease; within 12 hrs, carbon monoxide blood levels normalize; within ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
The short answer is: Yes. Assuming of course that you are taking it as directed by a physician who knows you take Coreg (carvedilol) and who prescribed it for you for the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Good of you to ask..: Having urges and cravings for nicotine confirm that you are addicted to it. The best way to minimize physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms is... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
The common factor...: Among any addiction, be it a drug, alcohol, food, shopping, gambling, whatever, is the feeling of compulsion. An empty, gnawing emotional void which c... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Unfortunately ...: This is a slow gradual process. The liver functions similar to a municipal waste water treatment plant. When it no longer works, toxins and waste pro... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes you should ...: There could be a small fracture, or damage to the joint that will affect your dexterity in the future.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
I would recommend ..: that you visit the website of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and use the "Find a Doctor" feature {http://www.abam.net/find-a-doctor/}. Then ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Should be ...: Buprenorphine levels should remain therapeutic for 24 to 36 hours. The other issue for your recovery will be to develop a routine that can help you to... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes it will ...: Slowly but surely, especially with the assistance of continuing to work your recovery program, meetings, counseling, etc. There are no shortcuts. Good... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
I would recommend ..: that you visit the website of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and use the "Find a Doctor" feature {http://www.abam.net/find-a-doctor/}. Then ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Probably will ...: Eating carbohydrates, or drinking alcohol or sugary drinks requires the body to use more oxygen during their digestion than for proteins or fats. This... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
I would recommend ..: that you visit the website of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and use the "Find a Doctor" feature {http://www.abam.net/find-a-doctor/}. Then ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes there can be ...: Withdrawal symptoms after discontinuing use of tramadol. Although some refer to it as non-narcotic because of its chemical structure, tramadol is a na... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
It would seem that..: You're kidding, right? No "strain" of kratom is "best" for pain or for anything else.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
It can be ...: but it needs to be specifically tested for buprenorphine
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes it is ...: There is a "pleasure center" in your brain designed to respond to good food, good relations, and good work. A substance or behavior that generates a m... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Chronic Heavy Drinking: can lead to: Anemia, Cancer, Heart disease, poor circulation, liver disease, neuropathy, Dementia, Depression, Seizures, Gout, High Blood Pressure, Hi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes you could ...: But only in limited amounts, only when absolutely necessary, and only when you are not going to need to drive, operated machinery, or engage in any st... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Non-heroin opioids..: may be addictive if taken in large amounts for long periods of time or for non-medical reasons. However, heroin is more harmful than opioids because i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Some people are ...: oversensitive to the effects of alcohol. There is a genetic variation that alters the usual metabolism and causes a "flushing reaction".
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Sure thing ...: Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. The list would be far too long to include here, so here is a link to an authoritative resource on this ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes they really are.: The properties that increase a chemical's addictiveness are how fast it gets to the brain and how quickly the effect wears off, prompting repeat dosi... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
It could take ...: From 3 to as many as 10 days, depending on the test.
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Testimonials
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Dr. Daniel Schwarz
May 18, 2016
Well respected in the community and an expert in addiction medicine.
HealthTap member
Apr 16, 2013
I worked with him for more than 7 years. He is thorough, well studied , knowledgeable and is concerned for his patients
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gilly is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! This scares me a little. I've never abused pain medication. It's always been for legitimate pain. I hope I haven't caused low T irreversible
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Thank you, your post was very helpful! I am on circadin. Hate sleeping tablets for the reasons you have listed and found this post useful so thank you. I used to be on zimovane.
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Thank you, your post was very helpful! However I've asked my doctor for some mild valium and he does not want to prescribe

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

UT SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1985

Awards

AMA Physician's Recognition Award with Commendation 2012
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Member of American Society of Addiction Medicine
fellow of the american academy of family physicians
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