May 2nd, 2017

World Asthma Day   By Deborah Gentile, MD & Sergei Belenky, MD, Pediatric Alliance — Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.         Asthma — An Overview Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs. These airways,...

April 4th, 2017

  More bad news for Mylan Pharmaceuticals and the 3.6 million Americans who depend on the life-saving antidote to anaphylactic allergic reactions. Last summer, we explored the obscenely high cost of purchasing automatic epinephrine dispensers, also known as EpiPens, and...

March 28th, 2017

Springtime Allergies Pediatric Alliance — Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Division         How Can I Prevent an Allergic Reaction to Pollen?   There are actions you can take to reduce allergic reactions to pollen: — Limit your outdoor...

March 27th, 2017

Springtime Allergies Pediatric Alliance — Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Division   Sergei Belenky, MD and Deborah Gentile, MD     What Is a Springtime Allergy?   Pollen is one of the most common triggers of springtime allergies. Many people know...

March 6th, 2017

  New Peanut Introduction Guidelines — Pediatric Alliance — Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Division   As many of you have read, updated guidelines now recommend that children should be introduced to peanut early in life instead of avoiding all peanut-containing food....

January 9th, 2017

Did you hear about the new guidelines released last week by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology regarding the early introduction of peanut protein in infants’ diets? Readers of The PediaBlog learned almost two years ago that delaying peanuts in a...

December 8th, 2016

  We are livin’ in a land down under Where women glow and men plunder Can’t you, can’t you hear the thunder? Then I run then I take cover — Men At Work – Land Down Under   For the...

August 29th, 2016

  Last year in the United States, more than 3.6 million EpiPen prescriptions were written by physicians as the antidote for their patients’ severe allergic reactions. This year, people are finding the cost of this life-saving medication too much to...

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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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