Flannery, Ben, MD, FAAP

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Flannery, Ben, MD, FAAP


Northfield Clinic
(507) 646-1494

Philosophy of Care

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. 

Special Interests

Special Interests: 
• Newborn care • Childhood vaccinations • Child develoment • Prevention

Languages Spoken

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Personal Interests

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.



College: Saint John’s University

Medical School: University of Iowa

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

Certifications & Designations

Board Certifications and Professional Designations: 
  • Board Certified, Pediatrics
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Medical Director of  Clinics