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DAWIT TEKLEHAIMANOT D.O.

PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILATION AND PAIN CONSULTANT 17117 WEST NINE MILE ROAD SUITE 1331

Southfield | Michigan | 48075

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,465Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 259

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 259

375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 375 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 109 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

96% of this provider’s 375 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$148 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $229 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.07M

2012

$1.26M

2013

$1.34M

2014

$1.4M

2015

Number of Claims

7,284

2012

8,562

2013

9,165

2014

9,465

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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O

An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,318

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

155

patients, 41% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,011

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

130

patients, 35% of all patients

O 2 36
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 555

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

O 10 3 139
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

508

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 26
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

505

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

93

patients, 25% of all patients

5 72
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

498

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

90

patients, 24% of all patients

6 10
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

494

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

71

patients, 19% of all patients

O 7 95
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 38
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 127
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

10 43
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

11 100
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 54
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

13 117
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

14 40
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

15 62
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 154
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

R 17 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

R 18 73
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

19 65
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

20 198
OPANA ER

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 304
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

R 22 103
SUBOXONE

Treats an addiction to or d... +

Treats an addiction to or dependence on narcotic medicine. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

23 161
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 92
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 25
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 216
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

Nortriptyline is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 217
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 28 353
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

30 226
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 123
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 50
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.