Dr. Janet Greenhut

Preventive Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI
45 years experience female

Locations

Janet Greenhut, MD

Ann Arbor, MI

Address

103 E. Liberty, Suite 203, Ann Arbor, MI
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My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Office

Ann Arbor, MI

About

Bio

I currently have a practice in general counseling and medication management for adults with depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I am also a certified sexuality counselor. I have been a specialist in preventive medicine since 1987 and have experience in primary care and clinical preventive medicine. I also assist people with weight management, smoking cessation, and stress management.

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Preventive Medicine

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

300 Answers
230 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Unknown: Brevail is a dietary supplement that contains lignans, which are estrogen-like compounds found in plants. Most studies of lignans in post-menopausal w... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Depends on dose: Under 3 grams a day is generally safe. The american heart association recommends that if you take more than 3 grams a day of omega-3 fatty acids, you ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
No tobacco, alcohol: If you smoke or drink alcohol, you could be harming your baby. If you're not pregnant yet, it's best to stop smoking or drinking before you get pregna... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Sunscreen use: I agree with dr. Bowman on the avoidance of sun (especially between 10 am and 4 pm) and the use of broad-spectrum sunscreen (blocks uva rays that caus... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Yes, but ...: Shrimp is higher in cholesterol than other seafood, but it doesn't affect a person's blood cholesterol very much. Seafood is generally better for your... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
None: Cholesterol is a type of fat that is only found in animal products, such as meat, dairy products, and eggs. Avocados are a fruit that contain unsatura... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Exercise will help: Being active helps make people feel more energetic. When we're inactive our muscles get achy and fatigued. Sitting all day long has been shown to be b... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
See doctor: If you are having trouble swallowing, you should see your doctor to find out why.
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A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Every 10 years: Tetanus shots are recommended every 10 years for people older than 6 who have had the primary series. If you get a puncture wound or a wound that is c... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Whole grain, fruit: Eat a breakfast that will keep you satisfied for 3-4 hours, like oatmeal with fruit or chopped nuts or a bagel with peanut butter and a piece of fresh... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
It depends: The number of calories you need to eat to lose weight depends on your age and gender, how much you weigh now, and how active you are. If you're concer... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Get vaccinated: It's better to be vaccinated against chickenpox. You're less likely to have complications.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Track food intake: Keep a food diary and see where you can cut out foods with a lot of calories but little or no nutritional value, like sugary sodas, sweets, and animal... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Not sure about quest: Are you asking about premature or rapid ejaculation? If so, there aren't any foods that will help. There are some sexual techniques and medications th... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Not close to bedtime: Exercising close to bedtime -- within 3 hours -- may keep you from falling asleep. Aside from that, any time that you find convenient is probably ok.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Bedtime rituals: Do relaxing things before going to bed. Don't exercise within 2-3 hours of bedtime. Keep tv and computer out of bedroom. Room should be dark and cool.... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Your own quit kit: Clear out all the cigarettes, matches, lighters and ash trays from your home and car. Make a quit kit with items that will distract you from thinking ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Decreases blood flow: Smoking is a known cause of erectile dysfunction (ed) in men, and in women it can make it harder to get aroused and have an orgasm. Smoking does this ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
No: Kegel exercises should be isolated to the muscles around your vagina, urethra, and anus. If there is abdominal tension and discomfort, you may not be ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Eat less & healthier: One good way to start is to take a look at what you're eating now. Keep a food diary for a couple days, writing down everything you eat and drink. If ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
It can: Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. You can only get shingles if you have had chickenpox. The chickenpox virus stays dormant ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Semen can transmit gonorrhea and hpv. It's also possible to get oral herpes if there's an infection on the genitals. To reduce the chances of infectio... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Need diagnosis: It's best first to find out what might be causing your hair to fall out. Start with your primary care doctor, who may be able to diagnose the problem ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Many things: Liking yourself, getting enough rest and sleep, feeling appreciated, being physically active, being part of a community, having close friends, feeling... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Depends on where: Since clogged arteries can occur in many places in the body, symptoms will depend on which arteries are clogged. If they're in the heart a person may ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Rickets in children: And in adults it's called osteomalacia. Your doctor can check your vitamin d level with a blood test. Vitamin d deficiency causing bone diseases like ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Usually pain: A clogged artery in the heart prevents oxygen from being delivered to the heart muscle. This will cause pain especially when the heart is being stress... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Great question: Congratulations on making changes in your lifestyle. The dash diet has been shown to reduce blood pressure. It emphasizes fruit, vegetables, whole gra... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Not necessarily: The timing of the first period and menopause are not connected.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
It can: Research has shown that people who use tanning beds have an increased risk of skin cancer. Why risk it? There are safer alternatives, like spray-on ta... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Usually: Recommended rate of weight loss is usually 1-2 lbs per week. So a 25 lb weight loss in 3 months is reasonable. Try not to think of it as going on a di... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Any age: It's a good idea for adults of all ages to have an advanced directive, living will, or power of attorney even if they're healthy. We never know when s... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Very common: Most people have a hard time losing as much weight as they would like. But, in general, a person's blood pressure and cholesterol will go down after a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Hard but possible: Make sure you're not always depriving yourself. Eat the foods you like sometimes, just in smaller amounts. Get a friend or family member to support yo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Weight bearing: To keep bones strong do weight-bearing exercises like walking, jogging, or aerobics (cycling and swimming don't count) as well as strength training. N... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
It's possible: Studies have shown that pre-diabetes can be reversed with an intensive diet and exercise program alone (diabetes prevention program). Check here to se... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Eating whole grains has been shown to help prevent heart disease. Usda recommends that at least half the number of servings of grains be whole grains ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Variety is good: Most americans don't eat the recommended amounts of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Have you tried any whole-grain cereals? They're tasty with f... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
One you will do: The most effective exercise is the one you'll do regularly. Check out these exercises for strengthening your abdominal muscles. If you're not used to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Helps you stay alert: Exercise keeps the blood moving to your muscles and if done frequently -- even small amounts -- may help you feel better physically. This may have an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Gain weight with age: It's common for people to gain weight as they age. Metabolism slows and we don't require as much food, but most people eat just as much as they did wh... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Don't try too much: Some researchers believe that willpower is like a muscle -- if you use it too much it will get tired out. So focus on using it when it's most importan... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Lift weights: You're not underweight. Your bmi is 19.9 kg/m2, which is within the normal range of 18.5-24.9. So the best way for you to gain weight is to build musc... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Depends: The average age for menopause is 51, so if you're a lot younger than that it's probably not menopause, especially if you're having regular periods. If... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
No evidence: Dr. Pauling's theories about taking vitamin c to prevent heart disease have not been shown to work.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
No: As of now there is no genetic test for ms, so an amniocentesis would not be helpful.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Satiety: Most people like to eat some fat because it provides flavor and makes us feel full. Saturated fats like in meat and dairy products cause LDL (bad) cho... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
No: Whether a person develops weak bones or osteoporosis as they age depends on a lot of factors including gender, race, family history, weight, medicatio... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Plant compounds that: Have estrogen-like activity. They most commonly are derived from soybeans. Unfortunately, they haven't been found to help menopausal symptoms very muc... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Big question: Need more information to know what kinds of symptoms you're having and how they're affecting your life. Talk to your doctor or check out the north ame... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 20, 2013
Dr. Greenhut is an expert in Preventive Medicine and she is known for her experience and skills to prevent illnesses and treat conditions when needed. Her expertise in Menopause, Bicycle safety, Exerc...Read More
Apr 7, 2013
Answers patient's questions in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable!
Sep 11, 2013
Knowledgeable answers, cares for patients
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

Johns Hopkins University

Awards

Delta Omega -- Public Health Honor Society
Most Influential, Second Place, Michigan - Winter
2013
Top Preventive Medicine Specialist , First Place, Michigan - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Janet Greenhut, MD
American College of Preventive Medicine
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
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