Phillip Gilliam, O.D.

Johnson City, Bristol, TN, Kingsport, TN

Dr. Gilliam lives in Johnson City. He is married to Rene Gilliam, and has four children and two grandchildren. His patients know him as “Dr. Phil.”


Dr. Gilliam is a 1989 Graduate of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.

Work History:

He joined Dr. Carlson and Associates in September of 2015 after practicing next to Sears Optical in the Tri-Cities for over 15 years.


Dr. Gilliam is in the Northeast Tennessee Society of Optometric Physicians. He is a past member of Civitan, and is an active member and Deacon at the Central Church of Christ, where he leads singing and teaches youth.


He enjoys spending time with his family, going to the gym, reading, and working outdoors.