Flannery, Ben, MD, FAAP | Northfield Hospital & Clinics


Flannery, Ben, MD, FAAP

  • Pediatrics
Dr. Ben Flannery

Meet Dr. Ben Flannery

Philosophy of Care

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. 

Personal Interests

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.

Languages Spoken
Special Interests
  • Newborn care
  • Childhood vaccinations
  • Child development
  • Prevention

College: Saint John’s University

Medical School: University of Iowa

Residency: Iowa Methodist Medical Center/Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines

Certifications & Designations
  • Board Certified, Pediatrics
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Medical Director of Clinics
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