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Oakdale Recovery Center's Staff

Oakdale Recovery Center has a multi-disciplined staff that is experienced and knowledgeable within the fields of Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health.


The Oakdale Recovery Center staff is devoted to providing a safe and supportive environment and will assist you to develop an individualized treatment program that will build upon your strengths and help you with your recovery. The staff have personal and/or professional experience with Substance Use Disorders and believe that this blend of experiences will provide you with the best opportunity to build a strong foundation for your recovery. 


Philip A. Gilly, MD, FASAM

Medical Director/Staff Physician

Dr. Philip A. Gilly is an Addictionologist who joined Hegira Health and Oakdale Recovery Center in November 2020. He received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City and completed a Family Practice residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.


Dr. Gilly is Board Certified in Family Medicine (since 1985) and in Addiction Medicine (since 2010) by the American Board of Addiction Medicine-ABAM. In 2019 he was also certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine-ABPM. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.


Dr. Gilly practiced office-based primary care for over 20 years before transitioning in 2007 to addiction medicine full-time. He joined the Maplegrove Center in West Bloomfield, Michigan, a free-standing Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment facility of the Henry Ford Health System in 2011. Dr. Gilly was responsible for developing the treatment protocols for both the inpatient and outpatient services. He was also responsible for developing and presenting an annual lecture series introducing addiction medicine to the psychiatry residents in a series of twelve lectures at Henry Ford Hospital.


Fellow physicians have twice chosen him as one of the ten Top Docs in Addiction Medicine in the Detroit/Southeast Michigan area in 2017 and 2019. Dr. Gilly is passionate about teaching the medical model of substance use disorders and the bio-psycho-social approach to treatment to both patients and colleagues. 


Scott Schadel

Administrator of SUD Services

Scott Schadel is the Administrator of Substance Use Disorder Services at Hegira Health, Inc. and leads the oversight and development of substance use disorder services for the organization.


He received his Master's of Social Work from Eastern Michigan University in 2002 and is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Certified Clinical Supervisor through the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals.


Scott began his career in 1994 as a therapist working in residential and outpatient programs with adolescents and adults struggling with addiction. He was eventually promoted to multiple management positions and has served as a clinical supervisor and administrator for the last 14 years.


He has been a speaker at many professional, collegiate, and community events, and enjoys sharing his experiences, knowledge, and passion for serving the SUD population with others.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the Northwest Wayne County Chapter of Families Against Narcotics as well as the Opioid Task Force Advisory Group for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.


Scott strongly believes that change is possible for all those struggling with addiction, especially those who want to make a difference in their lives today.


Amber Dillon

Clinical Services Supervisor

Amber Dillon is the Clinical Services Supervisor at Oakdale Recovery Center. This includes overseeing daily clinical operations and supervising the clinical team.


She joined the team in December of 2019. She has obtained her MSW in interpersonal practice from the University of Michigan in 2014. She obtained her BSW from Eastern Michigan University in 2013. Amber’s areas of expertise include domestic violence, sexual assault, substance use disorders, and family social work. Amber began her work in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault.


She began in 2008 by volunteering at a domestic violence shelter. She then working on prevention with students on the Michigan State University campus. Later she became an MSW intern at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center at the University of Michigan.


Upon graduating with her MSW, she became a therapist at The National Youth Advocate Program working with children and families involved with the Indiana Department of Child Services. Amber began her work with substance use disorders there, became the SUD Team Lead, and then became the clinical supervisor.

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