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Dr. Neigatha Graney

Pediatrics
Canton, MI
38 years experience female

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Wednesday: 7:00am - 11am
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Bio

I am a Board Certified Pediatrician. I am proud to have practiced with my late husband (also a Pediatrician) for 28 years. Together we founded Brighton Pediatrics, P.C., a private practice which we operated until his death in 2007.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Doctor Q&A

564 Answers
242 Agrees
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ignore: Deep breaths, panting to rhythm do much to ease labor; make birthing easier to savor.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ignore: "No coffee when pregnant", is a myth. Coffee is safe if limited to 200 mg/day caffeine ( ~2 cups).
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Treat Nipples Too: "How to treat thrush on nursing mom?" Oral thrush is common in young infants and is caused by colonization and overgrowth of yeast in baby's mouth. Ye... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Parents: Parents who regularly eat meals with their teenager are able to communicate more effectively.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor: There are several possible causes for the skin findings you have described ranging from Eczema, Fungal Infection, a manifestation of a related medical... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor: Important to determine if you truly have a condition called Microphallus (penile length 2.5 Standard Deviations below mean). Careful measurements must... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor Now: Your description suggests toilet tissue or part of a retained tampon passed from the vagina and it is a possibility there could be more foreign body m... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor: Your description suggests possible Tinea Versicolor, a superficial skin infection caused by a type of yeast. Although considered benign normal skin fl... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Discuss With Doctor: Human Leptospirosis infection can occur mainly from exposure to urine of an infected animal. 90% of infections occur with mild or no symptoms. Severe ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor: More information is needed such as duration, growth/development/feeding history & more. The causes can be serious ranging from reactive airway dis... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor: More details about the discharge will be needed to pinpoint the cause such as duration, pain, appearance of discharge, & more. Odor is common with... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor NOW: It is unclear what you mean by "nausea" in your newborn and no other info is given. If baby is having a problem with feeding, spitting up, or vomiting... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor Now: If you suspect child has fever, it is important to check a rectal temp which reflects core body temperature; cannot be assessed by feeling forehead. I... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Odds Not Great: The symptoms given can be found with several congenital chromosomal anomalies & do not point specifically to Trisomy 18. Palatal cleft is more com... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Moisturize: Combination of Acne & oily skin can be challenging to treat. Most topical acne medications can cause dryness & irritation; use of daily moistu... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor: Your description of "spots" on your penis is quite vague. Formulation of a diagnosis will require more info such as: duration, your medical history (r... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No Evidence: Acne is caused by plugging of hair follicle units (excess oil/debris/bacteria) & inflammation; genetically determined. Therapy includes topical/or... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Examination Needed: Age unknown. Positional flattening: can occur due to persistent pressure on an area of skull; association w/ torticollis; may need therapy & more.... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor: 16 yrs has asymmetry of chest/abdomen. Mild asymmetry of the body can be normal however a condition called Scoliosis (curvature of spine) can cause th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Give Non-Soy Formula: 5 mos old, G6PD Deficiency; a genetic disorder, a key enzyme is lacking causing red blood cell destruction, anemia, jaundice, & more. Symptoms are... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Supportive Treatment: 3 yr old with "Bell's Palsy ...come down with cold". Children this age get frequent upper respiratory infections, majority caused by viruses. Colds ar... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Follow-up Needed: 4 yr old "bacterial throat infec 3 wks ago". Children at this age are prone to frequent upper respiratory infections. It is not uncommon to see one il... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor Now: Silas refers to Erythromelalgia, a rare disorder related to high platelet count & local circulatory anomalies. Is poorly understood but is known t... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor NOW: It is important to have your child examined by a doctor immediately. Urine infections can have serious consequences in this age group. Her urine must ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: The treatment of Scabies includes treating those who have had close contact with an infested person, even if there are no signs of infestation in the ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor Now: Fever in this age group is commonly associated with infection which could also be cause of facial spots. Be aware that young children lack the skills ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor Now: Dietary habits at this age can lead to constipation. Many are picky eaters, have diets lacking adequate fiber/water, or delay defecation (too busy pla... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor Now: Your description suggests you may have an Epidermal Inclusion Cyst. Caused by growth of skin-like cells within dermis. Usually asymptomatic but can pr... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ignore: Carrying your baby puts strain on your back. Do practice good posture & back support when seated.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ignore: Breast enlargement by the 3rd trimester is significant, weighing 1-2 pounds more by delivery.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ignore: 'Pregnancy is danger-free by 3rd trimester' is a myth. The incidence of premature labor increases.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Staying: Staying current with immunizations empowers you to shape your child's health destiny!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ignore: What are the best changes I can make to help my child lose weight?
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ignore: Learning-disabled children do best with realistic expectations and parental school involvement.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ignore: Children under age 2 should have their height measured while lying supine (on back).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Persistence Works: "How can I get newborn to take breast? Initiating newborn feeding can be challenging. Newborns must learn to coordinate sucking with swallowing which ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor: 17 yr old has "boil in groin...squeezed...hole in it". A boil is a local collection of pus in the skin due to infection of a hair follicle. Pain and i... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor: 5 mos old with "14 hemangiomas". These are benign vascular tumors which resolve in most by age 2-3 yrs. However infants with > 5 have an increased ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor: You ask "number of calories" for 16.5 yr girl? Unlike other age groups, adolescent nutritional needs are determined by the degree of pubertal maturati... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor Now: 5 mos old, less appetite x 2 mos, "poop frothy/muscous". Your son's birth wt of 3 kg was 25th %, 5 mos wt is 2nd % by growth chart. His poor wt gain, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor Now: You have given no info about child's symptoms, e.g. fever, runny nose/cough, and more. Also crucial details such as duration, past medical history &am... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
In: In boys, the growth spurt occurs 2 years after the onset of genital enlargement, average age 13.5.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ignore: Eye abnormalities that impair focus such as misalignment & more result in poor vision in children.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ignore: What can I do to improve school performance and overall outcome for my child with Dyslexia?
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ignore: Managing diabetes in teenagers is difficult. Encourage & reward your teen for taking an active role.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Turn: Turn that frown upside down! Nothing beats anger like a smile.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
The: The Triple Screen for Down Syndrome can be done in the 2nd trimester to determine a fetus at risk.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Alcohol: Alcohol dehydrates. Remember to drink 8 ounces of water with each alcoholic beverage consumed.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Patch Okay: Nicotine patch aids smoking cessation; supplies low-level nicotine, eases withdrawal symptoms. Available also as gum, lozenge, inhaler. Inhaler may ca... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor Now: Diarrhea at this age is commonly caused by viruses however dehydration is a serious complication; can happen easily if fluid intake, diet are not prop... Read More

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Dr. Graney's patient population is lucky to have her share precise and timely advice both here on HealthTap as well as in the state of Michigan. I have just spent the past half hour re-introducing my...Read More
Jun 24, 2014
Dr.Neigatha Graney is a very compassionate doctor. She is knowledgeable. Her answers to patient questions are intelligent and practical. Dr. Granny has several years of experience to back her knowled...Read More
Jun 27, 2014
Dr Graney has a perfect way of communicating with her patients so they understand the details of complex medical issues. Caring&Compassionate radiates through with her tips and discussions. Highly rec...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you, doctor! I agree that it must be something other than a cold. However, I'm afraid the 2 doctors I have been to didn't consider this in Korea
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It's simple things like this that we have to REMEMBER to do at the onset of anxiety. You might recommend putting this list on the frig.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It is a lymph node according to his doc, will need re-evaluating if it hasn't improved after a few months. Thanks x

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN
Completed 1986

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Michigan - Summer
2014
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Michigan - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Ann Arbor Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
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