September 19th, 2017

  hep·a·ti·tis  (hep’ă-tī’tis) Inflammation of the liver, due usually to viral infection but sometimes to toxic agents. [hepat- + -itis] — The Free Dictionary (Medical Dictionary)   Of the five different viruses responsible for causing infectious hepatitis (A – HAV,...

September 18th, 2017

    How would you answer the question posed in this CNN headline? “Paid leave for parents: What’s the right amount of time?”   “As much as you can take!” might be the answer you’d expect from a pediatrician. Kelly Wallace...

September 17th, 2017

Moderately Confused by Jeff Stahler (GoComics.com)                              

September 16th, 2017

Vietnam from theroutefilms on Vimeo: From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh, a route of contrasts, mixing the most primitive jungles of Sa Pa and Tam Coc, with the wild movement of motorcycles and Vietnamese in the big cities. A tour...

September 15th, 2017

  Most of us are probably numb after watching Hurricane Irma make its category 5 approach across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc in the Caribbean (St. John and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Tortola on the British side...

September 14th, 2017

  Breastfeeding Duration – How long should each feeding last? By Jennifer Yoon RDN, LDN, Pediatric Alliance — St. Clair     A family comes in for the newborn visit. Like many families, they are tired and overwhelmed, and have...

September 13th, 2017

A parent inquires: My son is allergic to eggs. Before we moved here, his old pediatrician wouldn’t give him a flu shot, telling us that he could have a serious reaction to the vaccine. My son just started kindergarten and...

September 12th, 2017

  Okay, gang! It’s that time of year again. The kids are back in school, the weather is turning cooler, and soon, four strains of influenza virus (two A strains and two B strains) will begin making their rounds wherever...

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    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Dr. Ketyer has special interests in developmental pediatrics and preventative medicine, specifically how nutrition and the environment affect health. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

    As one of the founding physicians of Pediatric Alliance, PC, Dr. Ketyer served as its president from 1997-2004. He has been practicing general pediatrics at Pediatric Alliance since 1990. Dr. Ketyer and his wife have three boys and live in Pittsburgh's South Hills. 



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