Dr. Benjamin Spitalnick, MD

Dr. Benjamin Spitalnick, MD

Pediatrics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Benjamin Spitalnick, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Savannah, GA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in pediatrics and child & adolescent medicine.Read his story

4600 Waters Ave Ste 100

Savannah, GA 31404

Contact Information

(912) 355-2462

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
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Dr. Spitalnick's Experience

Dr. Spitalnick's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Spitalnick's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Spitalnick "Dr Ben" was raised in North Atlanta, and moved to Savannah for his residency training. He joined Pediatric Associates of Savannah after working with some of the physicians here, based on their strong sense of community, leadership, and patient advocacy. Dr Ben has held various roles with the American Academy of Pediatrics on both the state and national levels, and is presently President of the Georgia AAP, where he helps work with pediatric leaders from across Georgia to shape the healthcare landscape for children. He also has co-authored two parenting books. The first, "Baby Care Anywhere", was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and has a national distribution, both in print and e-book, and has won 2 publishing awards. The second book, "Baby, MD: The A, Bee, C Guide to Your New Baby", was published as an exclusive partnership with the Savannah Bee Company, and is available as part of their new mother/baby products. He also contributes frequently to both state and national television, newspaper, magazine, and radio stories as expert in patient care, and in pediatric policy. Among the honors he is proud of, include being named Savannah Magazine's "Best of Savannah" Best Pediatrician multiple times, and South Magazine's "Face of Pediatrics". He has received the "President's Award" by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. He has been named a "Castle Connelly Top Doctor" every year since 2014. Dr Ben was given the state's "Young Physician Award" by the Georgia AAP, and named a "40 under 40" business leader by the Savannah Business Journal. And in 2017 he was named a Savannah Technical College "Community Star" award winner. Dr Ben contributes to several local organizations. He serves on the Board of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, and has since their foundation. He is a member of the Savannah Rotary Club, and is a past graduate of Leadership Savannah. He is past Pediatric Department Chair of Memorial Medical Center, and often teaches medical student and residents. Like his partners, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Mercer University School of Medicine. His training includes an undergraduate Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia, and a Doctorate in Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. He did is residency training in Savannah at Memorial Hospital, and while in practice, went back to get an MBA from Auburn University. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Spitalnick "Our philosophy is simple: to care for our patients, the way we expect our own children to be treated.  We follow AAP treatment guidelines and CDC vaccination schedules, to provide the most up to date, evidence based care"

2  Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Child & Adolescent Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

34  Conditions Treated

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23  Procedures

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Breathing Treatment
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Hearing Screening
  • Immunization
  • Infant Care
  • Newborn and Well-Child Care
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Sick Child Care
  • Sick Patient Care
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Strep Test
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vision Screening
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • The University of Georgia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Memorial Health University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Auburn University School of Business
    Other Education | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spitalnick has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spitalnick's Reviews

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22 total reviews (2 have comments)

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Dr. Spitalnick's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Spitalnick Says:

We gladly welcome patient input to improve your experience at Pediatric Associates of Savannah, and welcome any ideas that help us serve your family better.


Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Ben is truly the most amazing doctor I've ever had the privilege to know. Becoming the mother of triplets can be a terrifying and overwhelming experience, especially as my children were born premature and with very low birth weight. Thankfully however, Dr. Ben and his medical staff have put me...more
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There is no better dr for your child. Dr Ben is awesome, it's a privilege to have him as our son's doctor and we are so thankful.
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