Meet Dr. Ben Flannery
The best part of my job is getting to work with kids. And getting to work with parents, especially new parents. Seeing that transition from being pregnant to having a baby to having a toddler to having an older kid – it’s fun to see how parents grow with it, too. Every child is different and rarely do children follow the book or what someone else told you their child did. As a parent myself, I feel I learn new things about children every day and try to use my own parenting achievements and mistakes to help inform and guide parents in clinic.
Spending time with my family and my kids. I don’t have a lot of time for hobbies; my hobby is my kids. I also enjoy reading, but I don’t do it as much as I like.
- Newborn care
- Childhood vaccinations
- Child development
College: Saint John’s University
Medical School: University of Iowa
Residency: Iowa Methodist Medical Center/Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines
- Board Certified, Pediatrics
- Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Medical Director of Clinics