December 4th, 2018

  We discovered more than two years ago on The PediaBlog that there is only one antidote to the terrifying and life-threatening event of an allergic anaphylactic reaction — an emergent intramuscular injection of epinephrine: Epinephrine (adrenaline) is the key...

December 3rd, 2018

  Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) estimates that about 5.9 million American children have an allergy to one or more foods (30% are allergic to more than one food). One in 50 (2%) children in the U.S. are allergic...

October 30th, 2018

  Last year on The PediaBlog, we learned about a special program that makes Halloween a more inclusive and fun holiday for a lot of children. Pediatric Alliance allergists Sergei Belenky and Deborah Gentile explained it: Born out of one mom’s...

September 17th, 2018

If you plan on bringing your kids into one of Pediatric Alliance’s sixteen office locations around the Pittsburgh metropolitan area for a flu vaccine, either during an office visit with a provider or at one of the convenient flu clinics...

May 21st, 2018

Last week was Food Allergy Awareness Week, an initiative created by FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education). Dr. Deborah Gentile (Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Division) prepared the following blog post in support of FARE’s goal to “raise awareness of different food...

May 15th, 2018

  This may be a record-setting year for tree pollen output, but, yesterday, Jill Daly told Pittsburgh Post-Gazette readers and allergy sufferers that we are still not out of the woods. As tree pollens peak and then fall, grasses and...

May 1st, 2018

    More than 50 million Americans (about 16%) suffer various types of allergies each year. In fact, allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S., according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Allergic...

January 24th, 2018

Last September, Pediatric Alliance allergist Dr. Deborah Gentile reviewed updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding precautions for giving egg-allergic people influenza vaccines. “Only about 1.3% of all...

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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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