Dr. Holly Gilmer-Hill, MD

NeurosurgeryFemaleAge 54

Dr. Gilmer-Hill
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Michigan Head & Spine Insttitute

29275 Northwestern Hwy Ste 100 Southfield, MI 48034

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Dr. Holly Gilmer-Hill, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Southfield, MI and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 1992. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Saint John Hospital and Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gilmer-Hill to book an appointment.

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Based on 43 ratings

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What a joke. I waited 2 hours for my appointment; when Dr Gilmer finally came in she did not ask me ANY questions, she took a very quick glance at a 2 year old MRI and told me I didn't have Chiari. That was it, she was done with me. She didn't explain anything, she didn't answer my questions. Her PA had sat and asked me many questions, had ordered a new MRI and had shown me the areas on my old MRI that showed signs of Chiari. When she tried to speak after the Dr came in the Dr shut her down. She said "it" mimics chiari, but she never said what "it" was. I would never refer this Dr to anyone! She is rude and arrogant.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Nov 24, 2021
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Dr. Gilmer is a God send. She took pain away that had stolen my quality of life for 10 years after a MVA. I can't recommend her highly enough. She's a very caring, understanding and empathetic person as well. I am grateful to her everyday that I no longer wake up feeling like a tank is parked on top of my head.
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Lisa Marie Yoakum – Aug 07, 2021
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Had Decompression Surgery for Chiari. She was the second surgeon to do it. She is amazing!!!!!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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K Ford – Jun 18, 2020
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She is wonderful!! She is extremely knowledge and a very skilled surgeon. I am very thankful I was referred to her by my Neurologist. She listens to your symptoms, orders test and upon reviewing them, gives you a diagnosis and her recommendations. Mine was surgery.
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Patti – Apr 03, 2020
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She did my Decompression Brain surgery and even though I’m still healing I can tell a difference. She saved me #ChiariWarrior
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Gina Harmon – Nov 25, 2019
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Saved my life, first neurosurgeon I found that actually understood chiari and after surgery with her I was able to return to work.
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Apr 04, 2019
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She is a life saver she had to fix a decompression surgery Henry Ford Hospital messed up bad! I was a pretty rough and difficult patient medically but she was able after seeing many doctors to first diagnose Chiari and correct my surgery and do my vp shunt! She really saved my life and now in the next two weeks she will saving our daughter life as she has a severe case of Chiari and over crowding! She listens to what you say very sweet and nice and will explain in detail what’s going on with you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Kyrandia Peters in Commerce Township , MI – Feb 20, 2019
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I would give her no stars if I could. She did an absolutely unnecessary surgery on my daughter that then resulted in countless life altering surgeries and living her daily life in a non favorable way. Do your research on her prior to surgery. She is money driven and is in the profession for the wrong reasons!
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 27, 2018
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I was 15 years old when Dr. Gilmer-hill did my surgery for a gunshot womb to my right leg, although the bullet couldn't be removed because it's lodged in my main arteries, she gave me another chance to do all the things some other doctors said I couldn't I'll be 30 June 28th I just wish I could tell her as I hug her thanks for giving me another chance to walk she is truly An Angel here on earth I love you forever LaToya B.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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LaToya in Detroit, MI – Jun 21, 2018
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Dr. Gilmer did my chiari decompression and gave me a new life. It was a rough surgery but I feel so much better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Todd Thompson in Saranac, MI – Jun 16, 2018
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She is the best doctor to come into my life thanks for being the best Adam Fordham has turned 26 today may 30 thanks for saving my son
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lashun Fordham-Nichols in Detroit lunch supervisor , MI – May 30, 2018
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Dr. Gilmer recently preformed posterior fossa decompression on me for a Chiari Malformation 1. My experience with her and her staff was very positive. I also had a very good experience with the hospital and staff there. She is a very skilled surgeon who showed compassion and a great amount of knowledge about my condition. I felt confident in her ability to preform my procedure which made the whole experience less stressful. I would recommend her to anyone in need of this surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Apr 14, 2018
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Dr Gilmer is the best Dr I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I am an adult woman of 46 in age who had spina bifida. Dr Gilmer took on my case right away . I found out by one of her colleagues that I have a long with Spina Bifida, Chiari malformation , untethered spinal cord and hydrosfoulus..When she put my shunt in i was terified of the own known. You wouldn't think I would be terrified since having at least 100 surgeries since since birth,. This surgery was by far the easiest for me.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Angela Michele Kazmer – Feb 21, 2018
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Love her! Wise and very good at what she does! Treats me respectfully every time!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Gina F. in Fenton, MI – Jan 08, 2017
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I had surgery with Gilmer back in 2008. In 2012, after a second surgery with a different doctor for Arnold Chiari Malformation Type 1, I received the surgical report which stated before and after my first surgery, the MRIS show that during the surgery my C2 vertebrae had been broken and healed incorrectly and created a bone spur. Gilmer was responsible, she NEVER told me and instead left me to find this out on my own. I've been diagnosed with a secondary condition because of this bone spur.
What went well
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 11, 2016
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Doctor Gilmer is an amazing doctor. She saved my life. Her bedside manner is top notch. I have never had a more personable and caring doctor. I wish more would take after her.
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Clinton Township, MI – Sep 19, 2016
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Poor bedside manner, doesn't listen to your issues. Assumes she knows everything
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Alex in Auburn Hills, MI – Jul 28, 2016
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She is the BEST!! Takes her time and does not treat you like your part of an assembly line! Discusses your case ask questions she will answer! I would not trust any other doctor with my daughter's health!??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Amanda and Cyndi Gawlik in Fraser, MI – Jul 12, 2016
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She is very easy to talk to, listens very well, an is very knowledgeable. Her staff is very friendly an always accommodating. When she is with you, you do not feel rushed she takes her time with each and everyone of her patients, but the most of all is she LISTENS. an does not make you feel like your stupid or crazy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
12 people found this helpful
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Tonya Patrick in Newberry MI – May 17, 2016
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Dr. Gilmer was very knowledgeable and took her time with me. She explained everything to me and my family along with surgery and if i postponed the surgery what could happen.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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s_m_rich in Merrill, MI – Jan 15, 2016
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Biography

I am a board certified pediatric and adult neurosurgeon. While my expertise is neurosurgery, my specialty areas are Chiari Malformation, in both children...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Louisiana State University
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Chldrns Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Uc Davis Med Center
Residency Hospital
1993
University Of California Davis Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1992
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

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What are Dr. Holly Gilmer-Hill, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gilmer-Hill frequently treats Chiari's Deformity, Chiari Malformation Type 1, and Hydrocephalus. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gilmer-Hill treats.

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Dr. Gilmer-Hill's office is located at 29275 Northwestern Hwy Ste 100, Southfield, MI 48034. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Gilmer-Hill's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chiari's Deformity
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilmer-Hill treats Chiari's Deformity more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Gilmer-Hill treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
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Chiari Malformation Type 1
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilmer-Hill treats Chiari Malformation Type 1 more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Gilmer-Hill treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Hydrocephalus
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilmer-Hill treats Hydrocephalus more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Gilmer-Hill treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus

Dr. Gilmer-Hill's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Michigan Head & Spine Insttitute

Michigan Head & Spine Insttitute29275 Northwestern Hwy Ste 100 Southfield, MI 48034
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