December 1st, 2017

  Internist Elisabeth Poorman admits annoying her colleagues with her “skepticism about nearly every medical intervention.” One thing Dr. Poorman isn’t skeptical about, however, is an annual flu vaccine: But I’ve checked, and I can tell you the vaccine works. It’s...

November 24th, 2017

  Geriatrician and wound care specialist Jeffrey M. Levine, M.D. has been watching the TV lately: I first noticed this phenomenon while watching the world news on a weekday after work.  It was a commercial for a new diabetes medicine...

November 6th, 2017

  I’ve been thinking a lot about denialism lately. Why is it, despite abundant objective scientific evidence, visual proof, and basic common sense, that what is so obvious and truthful to most people, is rejected and disparaged (“fake news!”) by...

September 26th, 2017

Is this Round 3 or 4? Is it “Repeal and Replace”, or is it “Reform”? I can’t remember anymore. Once again, the American healthcare system is under attack by opponents of the Affordable Care Act, and once again, the new...

July 17th, 2017

  Last month on The PediaBlog, we applauded declining teen birth rates reported by the American Academy of Pediatrics while also considering the reasons why the solution to this problem remains elusive: Poverty and lack of education have long been...

July 14th, 2017

Dear intern, It will be the best of times, and it will be the worst of times. But what a special time this will be…   Internal medicine resident Muthu Alagappan is only a year or two removed from his...

June 9th, 2017

“For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s futures, and we are all mortal.” — John F. Kennedy, Commencement Address at...

April 18th, 2017

Did we really need a study to find this out? MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — American children without dental insurance are far less likely to receive necessary care for their teeth than kids with coverage, a new survey...

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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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