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Dr. Gilman has authored numerous articles on these topics in both peer reviewed medical journals and consumer magazines. He has been interviewed for Japanese television, and appeared in the HBO documentary "Beyond Bellevue".

Speaking credits include the Hazelden Foundation (internationally renowned substance abuse facility), Kaplan Medical (psychiatry consultant and speaker),Grand Rounds at Woodhull Medical Center, The Actors Fund, and others.

About Fees

Most of my new patients come to me via direct referral from other satisfied patients, have seen me give a seminar, or have heard in some way by "word of mouth" that my Motivational Enhancement approach helps people recover from addictions. They also know it works great for depression, anxiety, and other issues.

If your only introduction to me is this website, I can understand you have concerns. So I want to make it EASY for you to consider working with me. I feel confident you will find our treatment relationship beneficial.

I'll do the following to allow us to get to know each other, for NO charge. I want to make sure that I'm the right professional for you before you even have to step into my office.

Here is the SPECIAL OFFER for website visitors:

**** NO CHARGE 10 to 15 minute phone consultation, where you will speak directly with me -- not a receptionist or non-clinical assistant. Get a feel for my style, whether you feel comfortable chatting with me, etc.

Then, if we both agree its in YOUR best interest, we'll consider scheduling your first in-office consultation.

Currently, my usual and customary fees are $ 475 for the initial evaluation and $ 325 for the follow-up session fees.

{Note: I am NOT a participant in any managed care insurance panel. If you have "out-of-network" benefits, you may be able to get a portion of my fee back from your insurance company.I will give you a receipt for you to submit. Payment expected at time of sessions - check, cash or money order. Sorry, no credit cards accepted. Fee structure slightly higher for buprenorphine treatment - visit for more info.}

Why an Addiction Psychiatrist?

If you or a loved one has an addictive disorder, then read this before you make a potentially SERIOUS, but common mistake!!
If You Think You May Have An Addiction Problem, DO NOT See A General Psychiatrist!!

I regularly get calls from people with addiction issues who are in active treatment with well meaning, but MISINFORMED general psychiatrist. General Psychiatrist know little about addictions ... and most want NOTHING TO DO with people suffering from drug addiction, alcohol dependence, etc.

These people calling me are taking medications that are WORSENING their addiction, there current psychiatrist is IGNORING the addiction .. or WORSE YET can't really figure out what is causing the person's distress.

Now thw GOOD NEWS. I'm a Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist, with specialized training and expertise in all components of addiction treatment.

This means the expert use of Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive -Behavioral Psychotherapy. And the APPROPRIATE use of medications.

Please read the rest of my website, see my SPECIAL OFFER, and give me a call if you are in the NYC area and want to schedule an appointment.

P.S.: Be wary of physicians who call themselves Addiction Medicine specialists. They are limited in the scope of help they can offer. They are usually internists or general practioners, who can perhaps help detox you from substances -- but they lack the all important psychotherapy training that an ADDICTION PSYCHIATRIST has.


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