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Dr. Michael Haber, MD
Family Practitioner, Primary Care Doctor, Pain Management Specialist
21 years of experience
Accepting new patients
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Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
Case Western Reserve University (1991)
Top 25%
Oregon Health & Science University Hospitals And Clinics (1996) *
UCLA Medical Center (1992) *
Integrated Pain Management Medical Group (2007) *
Medical College of Wisconsin (1998) *
* This information was reported to Vitals by the doctor or doctor's office.

Awards & Distinctions ?

American Board of Family Medicine

Affiliations ?

Dr. Haber is affiliated with 9 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Sacred Heart Medical Center
    1255 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR 97401
    Top 25%
  • Cottage Grove Hospital
    1515 Village Dr, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
    Top 25%
  • Peace Harbor Hospital
    400 9th St, Florence, OR 97439
    Top 50%
  • McKenzie - Willamette Medical Center
    1460 G St, Springfield, OR 97477
  • St Charles Health System-Bend
  • St John's Medical Center
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center - Riverbend 1/9/2008 Active Current Pain Management
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center At Riverbend
    3333 Riverbend Dr, Springfield, OR 97477
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Haber has contributed to 6 publications.
    Title Methodologic Issues Regarding the Use of Three Observational Study Designs to Assess Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness.
    Date November 2007
    Journal International Journal of Epidemiology

    BACKGROUND: Influenza causes substantial morbidity and annual vaccination is the most important prevention strategy. Accurately measuring vaccine effectiveness (VE) is difficult. The clinical syndrome most closely associated with influenza virus infection, influenza-like illness (ILI), is not specific. In addition, laboratory confirmation is infrequently done, and available rapid diagnostic tests are imperfect. The objective of this study was to estimate the joint impact of rapid diagnostic test sensitivity and specificity on VE for three types of study designs: a cohort study, a traditional case-control study, and a case-control study that used as controls individuals with ILI who tested negative for influenza virus infection. METHODS: We developed a mathematical model with five input parameters: true VE, attack rates (ARs) of influenza-ILI and non-influenza-ILI and the sensitivity and specificity of the diagnostic test. RESULTS: With imperfect specificity, estimates from all three designs tended to underestimate true VE, but were similar except if fairly extreme inputs were used. Only if test specificity was 95% or more or if influenza attack rates doubled that of background illness did the case-control method slightly overestimate VE. The case-control method usually produced the highest and most accurate estimates, followed by the test-negative design. The bias toward underestimating true VE introduced by low test specificity increased as the AR of influenza- relative to non-influenza-ILI decreases and, to a lesser degree, with lower test sensitivity. CONCLUSIONS: Demonstration of a high influenza VE using tests with imperfect sensitivity and specificity should provide reassurance that the program has been effective in reducing influenza illnesses, assuming adequate control of confounding factors.

    Title Effectiveness of Interventions to Reduce Contact Rates During a Simulated Influenza Pandemic.
    Date July 2007
    Journal Emerging Infectious Diseases

    Measures to decrease contact between persons during an influenza pandemic have been included in pandemic response plans. We used stochastic simulation models to explore the effects of school closings, voluntary confinements of ill persons and their household contacts, and reductions in contacts among long-term care facility (LTCF) residents on pandemic-related illness and deaths. Our findings suggest that school closings would not have a substantial effect on pandemic-related outcomes in the absence of measures to reduce out-of-school contacts. However, if persons with influenzalike symptoms and their household contacts were encouraged to stay home, then rates of illness and death might be reduced by approximately 50%. By preventing ill LTCF residents from making contact with other residents, illness and deaths in this vulnerable population might be reduced by approximately 60%. Restricting the activities of infected persons early in a pandemic could decrease the pandemic's health effects.

    Title Seasonal Variation in the Epidemiology of Sepsis.
    Date March 2007
    Journal Critical Care Medicine

    OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate seasonal and regional variability in the epidemiology of sepsis and to identify underlying associations based on geography and seasonal viral infections. Understanding seasonal or regional variations may improve knowledge of sepsis epidemiology and pathophysiology and could affect healthcare planning and resource allocation. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using the National Hospital Discharge Survey to identify cases of sepsis, severe sepsis, influenza, and viral pneumonia using ICD-9-CM codes. Incidence rates are reported as mean cases frequencies per season per 100,000 as calculated by normalization to the 2000 U.S. Census. SETTING: Acute-care nonfederal U.S. hospitals. PATIENTS: Patients hospitalized between 1979 and 2003 in acute-care nonfederal U.S. hospitals with a diagnosis of sepsis or viral respiratory infection. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: The seasonal incidence rate of sepsis increased 16.5% from a low of 41.7 in the fall to a high of 48.6 cases per 100,000 in the winter (p<.05). Similarly, seasonal rates for severe sepsis statistically increased 17.7% from fall to winter at 13.0 and 15.3 cases per 100,000, respectively. The greatest change in sepsis incidence occurred with respiratory sources, increasing 40% during the winter compared with the fall (p<.05). Seasonal variations in viral respiratory infections paralleled changes in sepsis incidence but did not fully account for the changes. The greatest seasonal change in sepsis rates occurred in the Northeast (+30%). Sepsis case-fatality rates were 13% greater in the winter compared with the summer (p<.05) despite similar severity of illness. CONCLUSIONS: The incidence and mortality of sepsis and severe sepsis are seasonal and consistently highest during the winter, predominantly related to respiratory sepsis. Seasonal changes in sepsis incidence vary according to geographic region. The mechanisms underlying these differences require further investigation.

    Title Does Antimicrobial Resistance Cluster in Individual Hospitals?
    Date December 2002
    Journal The Journal of Infectious Diseases

    Factors that affect the resistance rates for an organism-drug combination in a given hospital also might influence resistance rates for other organism-drug combinations. We examined correlations between resistance prevalence in non-intensive care inpatient areas of 41 hospitals participating in phase 3 (1998-1999) of Project ICARE (Intensive Care Antimicrobial Resistance Epidemiology). We focused on statistically significant (P<.05) Pearson correlation coefficients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative staphylococci, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and resistance to third-generation cephalosporins, imipenem, and fluoroquinolones in Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter species, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Resistance prevalence rates in individual hospitals were not strongly correlated among gram-positive organisms, and few correlations were seen between rates in gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. More frequent significant associations were found among resistance rates for gram-negative organisms. Resistance to third-generation cephalosporins in K. pneumoniae was significantly correlated with the majority of other sentinel antimicrobial-resistant organisms. High prevalence of this organism may serve as a marker for more generalized resistance problems in hospital inpatient areas.

    Title Vaginal Creation for Müllerian Agenesis.
    Date January 2002
    Journal American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of passive vaginal dilation and McIndoe vaginoplasty in the creation of a neovagina for patients with müllerian agenesis. STUDY DESIGN: Fifty-one patients with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome were treated for vaginal agenesis at either Johns Hopkins Hospital or Emory University. These historic prospective data were obtained by a review of medical records and a current office or telephone consultation. Initial office visits dated from November 18, 1983, through June 6, 1998. Their progress towards both anatomic and functional success was followed through August 1, 2000, which was a range of 2 to 16.8 years. One-way analysis of variance, Student t test, and logistic regression analysis were performed when appropriate. RESULTS: Four patients were lost to follow-up in various stages of the treatment. Ten patients refused vaginal dilation and proceeded to a successful modified McIndoe vaginoplasty. Of the 37 remaining patients, 91.9% anatomic and functional success was achieved from the Ingram method for vaginal dilation. Passive dilation failed in 8.1% of patients, who underwent a modified McIndoe vaginoplasty; all neovaginal creations were successful. All patients who underwent McIndoe vaginoplasty were compliant with postoperative vaginal form use. None of our patients lost vaginal space through contractions or loss of skin graft. Of those patients for whom dilation failed, only 1 patient discontinued the study because of bleeding and discomfort. In addition, only 1 patient from the 3 cases of failure had undergone a previous hymenotomy. Interestingly, 6 patients for whom dilation was successful (6/34 patients; 17.6%) had also undergone a previous hymenotomy. The mean follow-up time for all patients in this study was 111.1 +/- 7.2 months, with a range of 25 to 188 months. The mean follow-up time for those patients for whom dilation failed or who refused dilation was significantly lower at 64.5 +/- 9.5 and 65.3 +/- 18.5 months, respectively (P <.005). The mean time to successful dilation was 11.8 +/- 1.6 months with a range of 3 to 33 months. Although longer, no statistically significant difference was observed for dilation time in those patients for whom there was a failure to achieve anatomic or functional success (20.5 +/- 12.5 months; range, 8-33 months). CONCLUSION: These data reveal that passive dilation with the Ingram method is capable of creating an adequate vaginal canal in patients with vaginal agenesis, with respect to both function and anatomy even in those patients with a previous hymenotomy and resultant scar formation. Our modified McIndoe procedure has proved to be an excellent option for patients for whom conservative dilation techniques failed and who refuse to attempt any dilation. Interestingly, our data indicate that patients may now be trending toward immediate surgical correction rather than diligently using dilation techniques to create a vaginal space.

    Title The Relation of Socioeconomic Status to Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer.
    Date July 1991
    Journal Epidemiology (cambridge, Mass.)

    We assessed the relation between socioeconomic status and risk of oropharyngeal cancer in a population-based interview study of 762 male cases and 837 male controls in four areas of the United States. Three primary indicators of socioeconomic status were evaluated: education, occupational status, and percentage of potential working life spent in employment. With adjustment for the effects of established risk factors, such as use of tobacco products, alcohol consumption, and poor dentition, a relatively low percentage of years worked was also a risk factor. Educational attainment and occupational status were not independently related to risk of oropharyngeal cancer. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that behaviors that lead to social instability, and/or social instability itself, are linked to an increased risk of oral and pharyngeal cancers.

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