April 7th, 2017

Every year it is estimated that more than one million Americans lose their doctor… to suicide. Pamela Wible, M.D. has been on the front lines of this growing problem: Across the country, our doctors are jumping from hospital rooftops, overdosing...

April 6th, 2017

  I remember when I was very young telling people I wanted to be a doctor when I grew up. My father was a doctor, so too my closest uncles. All loved the intellectual challenges of medicine and doctored because they...

December 22nd, 2016

Over the past couple of years, The PediaBlog has looked at important safety advice during the season’s many holiday celebrations, including Christmas tree safety here, and toy safety here and here. None of the advice, most of which comes from the American...

December 6th, 2016

  Commenting on last Friday’s PediaBlog (Howzitgoin’?), pediatrician Tony Kovatch (Pediatric Alliance — Arcadia) finds limited usefulness in the 9-question Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) screening tool for depression employed by office-based providers of teen health care: I think that adolescents look upon...

December 2nd, 2016

It’s not anecdotal anymore that pediatricians are seeing an increased number of teenagers suffering from major depression. A new report published this month in Pediatrics confirms our suspicions of a significant increase in the prevalence of major depression in teenagers and young...

October 13th, 2016

  Kids are back in school and life is hectic. The days are getting shorter as is the time left before the holidays arrive. Registered dietician LeeAnn Weintraub reminds us that both short-term and long-term stress lead to very different...

September 9th, 2016

September is Suicide Prevention Month. It’s hard enough talking honestly about mental illness; each of us has our own perspective, bias, and fear regarding anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and the rest of the list of mental health disorders that we touched...

September 8th, 2016

Mental health diagnoses are common in children. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, symptoms of disorders such as depression, anxiety, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia typically get their start in childhood: Like adults, children 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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