March 24th, 2017

Last April, Dr. Sarah Kohl (Chartiers/McMurray Division) wrote that we were at the center of an epidemic: Fact: Pennsylvania is one of the top states for deaths due to heroin overdoses. Addiction to narcotics cuts across all walks of life...

March 23rd, 2017

If you follow the news these days, you may have missed a largely preventable, tragic, and ongoing public health crisis in our country: the opiate/opioid epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdose deaths in the United...

December 27th, 2016

A day in the life of the City of Pittsburgh on December 15, 2016, as reported yesterday by Rich Lord in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Four emergency responses to overdoses from opioids in Pittsburgh; four more in the adjacent, but much smaller city of...

October 27th, 2016

Unfortunately, what Molly Walker is saying makes sense: Young children who had an absent parent by the time they were 7 years old were linked with increased risks of smoking and alcohol consumption prior to their teenage years, data from...

September 13th, 2016

Earlier this year, we were encouraged by data showing that today’s teenagers aren’t making the same mistakes (or at least mistakes at the same rates) as their parents in terms of: Tobacco and alcohol use. Both at historic low levels. (Smoking...

June 9th, 2016

  If you are sending a child off to college, you shouldn’t be putting your head in the sand and hoping they won’t drink alcohol, regardless of how much you have lectured them over the past decade. Hopefully they won’t drink,...

June 8th, 2016

Yesterday we discussed alcohol and drug use in college students. Between what children hear from their parents, teachers, pediatricians, pastors, and other adult mentors growing up, it’s rather surprising that teenagers and young adults would have any desire to dabble in experimentation...

June 7th, 2016

  No one can dispute the following statement which comes from a new governmental report: Substance use constitutes one of the most serious public health issues for young people in the United States, creating negative health, social, and economic consequences for...

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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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