Dr. Robert Wilson

Addiction Medicine
Granbury, TX
48 years experience male

Locations

Office

TX

About

Bio

Certified by American Board Addiction Medicine, and AOBFP. Twenty years experience running 50 bed inpatient drug and alcohol hospital as medical director. Treated over 10,000 adult and adolescent patients. Twenty+ years of personal recovery.

Specialties
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Addiction Medicine

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

142 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Various: Red streaks may be over your vein and be normal reaction to the IV, however they may also indicate an infection, best check it out with your primary c... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Male genital exams: Because most female reproductive organs are on the inside (excluding breasts) a pelvic exam is used to see and feel the female organs. Because male or... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Not likely: The hot mist that comes out of a dishwasher could possibly cause minor burns of the face. If you are not having pain in the eyes or face, everything s... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Warm water: A soak in a warm tub of water can be helpful. Get some soft wipes like Tucks so as not to aggrivate the situation. Hydrocortisone cream can be helpfu... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
No: SED rate is a very non-specific test for inflammation. It may be elevated if the rhabdo was recent. Follow your provider's recommendations for any fol... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Depends: Depends on your personal schedule in which you can plan bathroom time. I generally recommend a different class of laxative such as Miralax.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Yes: lidocaine can burn a little, but it can help. You should see a primary care doctor to have it diagnosed. There are some serious conditions that can pr... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
No: Both will test positive for amphetamine.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
No: If their are no other reasons not to take Advil (ibuprofen) such as stomach ulcer, etc. Advil is reasonable hangover treatment.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
CIRRHOSIS: Unlikely at your age although not unheard of. Most likely an alcoholic hepatitis. (inflamed liver) your pcp can do a lab test to diagnose called ggtp.... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
LONG TERM OPIATES: Unfortunately long term opiate use does not work. Every so often one has to increase the dose just to get the same effect. If the patient stops sudden... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Ignore: It's about powerlessness letting go of all control that we never had.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Ignore: Make a list of pros and cons to smoking, this helps motivation and organize your thinking.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Endorphins: The brain's endorphins (opiate like molecules) are released any time there is injury and pain. The pleasue from these endorphins can be greater than ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Axions: There are about 100 billion neurons (cells) in the human brain. Each one has 10's of thousands of connections with other neurons. They are connected p... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Various: The endocannibinoid system has several known functions in the brain. Thermoregulation, appetite, pain modulation, ect. Exactly why our brains have act... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Not likely: A 33yo male should heve normal testosterone levels. I you are concerned, ask your FP or urologist to test this. Testosterone replacement in someone wh... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Can be problem: Zyprexa and most antipsychotics can cause tardive dyskinesia characterized by involuntary muscle jerks. There are medications to reduce this side effe... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Depends: There is a difference between addiction and physical dependence. Daily opiate use can lead to tolerance which you describe, and withdrawal if disconti... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Not likely: Physical dependence or withdrawal are unlikely with the use you describe. Should you become dependent, withdrawal may include twitching as well as mo... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Injections: Most people get plenty of B-12 from their diet. A few with pernicious anemia lack a factor that helps absorb B 12 and require injections to get the vi... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
No interference: The time between doses of Trazedone and alcohol are sufficient to not interact with each other. Alcohol use can compound sleep disorders.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Neurologist: The MRI findings and symptoms are suggestive of a serious problem. You should consult a neurologist as soon as possible.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
SEVERAL DAYS: Impossible to say for sure, depends on dose, your weight, absorption, etc.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Not a good idea: Foria lube contains THC, known to worsen psychosis. Although the site says it does not contain enough THC for psychic effects, probably not worth the... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
A problem: A b/p consistantly over 140/90 is considered a problem and should be reduced. Recently, the levels of b/p considered a problem have been decreasing, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
28hrs: On average, 90% of phentermine is cleared by 28hrs with a great variation among indiviuals.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Possibly: The correct answer depends of several questions, was there a loss of consciousness? was a concussion diagnosed? We are realizing more and more that" h... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Physical therapy: Hippotherapy is a modality used by physical therapists, occupational, and communication therapists. Horse back riding requires a cooperation between t... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Abstain: Nothing will "detoxify" you although there is no shortage of products that claim to do so. If you are abstinent for 2 weeks before a urine screen, it ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Hope so: Personally I woud not prescribe a controlled substance without seeing the patient in person (mostly retired). I would encourage you to stick with Subo... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Dangerous: High doses of Benadryl at bedtime can cause severe cognitive problems the next day. Good sleep habits, melatonin, or prescription trazdone may be help... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
No: Allergies are not contagious.
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
No: Although they sound alike, they are not. If you are looking for a safer med than Klonopin, gabapentin may be helpful. Best first treatment is often Co... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Safe: Anxiety often causes sufferers to fear a heart attack, particularly if it gets to the point of panic. Physical symptoms of anxiety such as palpitation... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Probably ok: Aprazolam is generic Xanax, and different brands of generics can look different. CVS should be a trusted source for your Rx and should be glad to expl... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Address cough: If this only a cold as you say, an OTC cough suppressant like DMX may be all you need to rest. Klonipin and benadryl are sedatives with additive effec... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Very unlikely: The exposure you described is highly unlikely to cause any significant absorption.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Maybe: Discuss increasing the Sertraline with your doctor. The benzodiazapine class of drugs (Valium, Ativan, ect.) , are very effective but have the nasty s... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Yes: Ciprolex is an antidepressant and Vyvance is a stimulant. They should not interact in any bad ways.
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Unclear: Alcohol use after a concussion increases the chances of accident and repeat concussion. A "bit of internal bleed" sounds problematic. Many concussions... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
No: Narcan blocks opiates such as heroin at receptor sites in the brain but does not effect urine screening. If you are trying to avoid a positive uds for... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Yes: There should be no adverse interaction.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Not likely: Condoms are very effective if used correctly, however they are not 100% effective. Blood tests for HCG can detect pregancy very early. Non ejaculation... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Yes: Phenteramine is a controlled prescription stimulant that does cut appetite and promote weight loss. However, most patients gain back the weight they... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Question?: I agree pain should be treated until a cause can be found. The disagreement usually occurs when dr and patient have different ideas about what level o... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
No: Screening urine testing can show false positives, however if definative testing was done such as gc/ms and it confirmed diazepam (valium) then it was ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Depends: If the "small ibuprofen were 200mg that adds up to a prescription dose of ibuprofen and you should consult a physician before repeating that dose. You... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Probably: Oxycodone is a potent opiate and causes drowsiness. Tolerance to oxycodone effects and side effects does develop with time. Meanwhile the idea of expl... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Yes: Adderal should test positive on urine screen for amphetamines and confirm positive. It may test false positive for meth on screen , but not confirm on... Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much for answering my question, the last appointment i had wasn't with my regular Oby doctor and the the doctor that checked me and gave me the test resul...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UNTHSC
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

East town Hospital

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, the Fort Worth Region - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, Third Place, the Fort Worth Region - Spring
2017
Top Addiction Specialist, First Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
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