October 9th, 2017

Imagine a day when instead of hauling a backpack full of textbooks, notebooks, pens, pencils, and lunches to-and-from school, your student will carry only a computer tablet that holds all of the aforementioned paraphernalia, minus the lunch. Until that day...

July 25th, 2017

  A new study from the Pediatric Bone and Joint Clinic at Penn State College of Medicine — Hershey confirms what pediatricians have known for some time: All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are dangerous machines for children to be riding on. Lisa Rapaport...

July 7th, 2017

A big part of what pediatricians do is offer anticipatory guidance and counseling to parents and their kids. Summer checkups provide the opportunity for us to focus on summer health and safety topics. Our own Dr. Tony Kovatch (Arcadia) had...

June 29th, 2017

  Physical therapist and friend-of-the-blog, John Duffy, spends a large part of his days treating our pediatric patients who have suffered sports injuries. Specialization — playing one sport 12 months a year, every year — is hurting kids more than...

June 28th, 2017

  This question comes from one of our telephone triage nurses at Pediatric Alliance — Northland: I have been receiving multiple calls from parents who are concerned with “dry drowning”. I spoke with one of our physicians here about the...

June 23rd, 2017

  Injuries from guns are the third leading cause of death in children ages 1-17 in the United States. (Unintentional accidents such as motor vehicle accidents and drowning come in first; childhood cancers are second.) Using data from three national...

May 24th, 2017

Fidget spinners are all the rage right now. Originally marketed to kids with ADHD, autism,  anxiety, and other “fidgeters,” it seems like everyone has one or wants one, including adults. Rex Huppke sees them everywhere: For the few unfamiliar with...

March 14th, 2017

Jesus in a baby walker, The Hours of Catherine of Cleves, c. 1440     Nearly every household with a baby uses newborn and infant consumer products — infant furniture, gates and barrier devices, cribs, play yards, walkers, infant carriers and...

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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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