February 18th, 2016

A peek at the news headlines these days might make you think that everything is going downhill. When it comes to behavioral health among America’s youth, pediatric psychiatrist David C. Rettew, says looks can be deceiving:   Pediatricians often hear parents...

January 11th, 2016

Sesame Street has been an educational institution in the United States for 46 years. As part of the Sesame Workshop’s initiative “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children,” the program now has its first autistic character. KJ Dell’Antonia introduces us...

August 28th, 2015

  By Rachel Lore, Pediatric Alliance, Practice Administrator — Regional Office Division   Hey Baby. Tomorrow is a big day. Third Grade – wow.   For the last several years, Glennon Doyle Melton has invited parents to read this letter...

August 3rd, 2015

We’ve said it here before and we’ll say it again: Bullying is never right, always wrong, and completely unacceptable. Some recent studies regarding bullying in kids are worth reviewing. The first study, published in Pediatrics, makes an important association: Children who are...

April 15th, 2014

Last Friday, we continued a discussion on spanking as a form of discipline by posting some reader comments and a request: Dr Ketyer, do you have suggestions on alternatives to spanking and bullying children other than time-out? I would like...

April 14th, 2014

When advising families about discipline strategies, pediatricians should use a comprehensive approach that includes consideration of the parent–child relationship, reinforcement of desired behaviors, and consequences for negative behaviors. Corporal punishment is of limited effectiveness and has potentially deleterious side effects....

April 11th, 2014

A recent post on spanking sparked some lively comments to The PediaBlog: I’m absolutely shocked to hear that 57% of parents spank a 3-year-old teeny tiny body. I’m also more shocked when I speak about my children misbehaving and there...

April 3rd, 2014

The PediaBlog has considered spanking an ineffective, dangerous, and ultimately counterproductive form of discipline for children: Spanking doesn’t work as a deterrent to bad behavior.  In fact, it sends the wrong message:  “It’s OK for me (parent, teacher, peer) to hurt you...


    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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