• David Fenner, MD

    Ask Dr. David Fenner what makes his world go around and the answer is simple: kids. When he’s not seeing pint-sized patients in his office, he’s spending his free time urging them to be creative and have fun outside, speaking to groups on nutrition and exercise, and providing treatment for children who otherwise can’t afford medical care. “My medical interests span all aspects of pediatrics. I care for many children with a wide variety of chronic illnesses. I am a strong advocate of breastfeeding, good nutrition and promoting kids’ healthy lifestyles. I speak to school, hospital and community groups on nutrition and exercise. There is nothing better for kids than to be creative, get outside, run around and explore. This fits with my personal interests in biking, hiking, swimming, boating and sports.”

    Specialty: Pediatrician

Reader Reviews

5.0
100% of readers would recommend to a friend (24 out of 24)

I've been bringing both of my daughters to Dr. Fenner for 4 years. He fulfills all the expectations you would want from a pediatrician; I don't need to spell them out here. But the piece that really makes me love having him as a doctor is his sixth sense: he always knows what to say to calm my fears, he's knowledgable of latest research and parenting philosophies, and answers my questions before I even have a chance to ask them. He's patient, doesn't make me feel rushed, and my girls love him! He is the only doctor my younger daughter never cried with when they tried to listen to her heartbeat (gotta love his Elmo sticker trick!). Dr. Fenner if you ever read this - thank you! You make parenting easier.

  5 of 5

-Monica Z.

Dr Fenner is one of the most caring and smartest doctor's I have ever had the pleasure to meet. He has the best bedside manners with both parents and the kids, and never seems to be having a bad day or rush through visits. I would recommend this doctor to anyone. He truly is how every pediatrician should be.

  5 of 5

-Debbie M.

Dr Fenner is the most knowledgable pediatrician around! Nicest, best personality, and the kids adore him. He treats them with kindness and respect!

  5 of 5

-Casey H.

David Fenner takes his time and sits back in the office chair and makes you feel like you are the only patient and he never makes you feel rushed and makes sure he answers all your questions.

  5 of 5

-Megan E.

Dr. Fenner is kind, professional and great with kids and parents. He immediately puts parents and kids at ease.

  5 of 5

-Jennifer C.

When my daughter was at Children''s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr Fenner gave us his personal cell phone number and was their for us to help make everything medical decision. He took his personal time to explain everything and all the procedures to us. He went above and beyond for my daughter. He truely cares for his patients.

  5 of 5

-Nichole B.

I have taken all of my children to Dr. Fenner since birth, and my oldest is 23, my grandson now see him too. I drive from Highland to Rhinebeck every year to get their physicals just so they can be seen by Dr. Renner and when there is something going on with them that is more then a cold I will only have them see Dr. Renner. He will take the time to talk to them and me to find out what is going on and take that extra step to find out what is wrong. He doesn''t brush anything off. He even helped us to find a solution when my son was being bullied at school. He goes well above and beyond what is expected of him. He treats my children and I''m sure all children like they are his own.

  5 of 5

-Lorianne M.

He''s the most caring doctor I''ve ever met. He talks to your child and spends as much time with you as you need. I never feel rushed.

  5 of 5

-Stephanie O.

Dr. Fenner is kind, patient, and thoughtful. He is wonderful with children AND parents. As a new mom, I felt that he respected my opinions and his calming manner and willingness to explain things in everyday terms put me at ease. He instills trust and I know that my children are getting the best care when we see him.

  5 of 5

-Cheryl M.

Dr Fenner is so kind and caring. Always takes the time to talk to my child and myself.

  5 of 5

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We drive an hour each way to visit Dr. Fenner. He is reassuring to new mothers, encourages breastfeeding, and is up to date on new studies and research and he also volunteers his time and skills in third world countries year after year.

  5 of 5

-Aja S.

Dr. fenner has gone above and beyond what any other doctor would do. While out of the country, my daughter fell very ill. David Fenner called Several times to ensure her health and keep up to date with what was going on. He gave his personnel cell phone number so that we could easily get in touch with him. For the month in half that my daughter was hospitalized, I called him about 10-15 times questioning procedures or medication. He always gave me the information I needed to make the right decisions and never once seemed annoyed by my constant calling. He cares about his patients when he is working but also when he is not in the office.

  5 of 5

-Nichole B.

He is very knowledgeable. I agree with many of his philosophies and yet leaves it up to me what I think is best for my child. He spends time talking to my older daughter on every visit and we never feel rushed. I would highly recommend him.

  5 of 5

-Monica B.

He is the best doctor around. When my son was 2 months old, he diagnosed his whooping cough when all 3 doctors ignored from previous visit. He takes time to listen your concern and not rush u out. I always recommend him around.

  5 of 5

-Mia R.

Dr. Fenner is excellent with children ! If he doesn't believe in something , he will tell you!! Kind and compassionate !!

  5 of 5

-Anita R.

Dr. Fenner is extremely kind and knowledgeable. He is very respectful of both his patients and their parents.

  5 of 5

-Kelly K.

The best and most compassionate doctor

  5 of 5

-Deborah M.

Being a new parent I was really nervous on what Doctor I should choose. Dr. Fenner made it an easy choice, I often go there with a list of questions and he answers all of them with detail. He always seems sure of his answers and fits me in if I have a emergency. He's a wonderful Doctor!

  5 of 5

-Deanna H.

Terrific in every area a parent would look for!

  5 of 5

-Mark N.

He is compassionate, extremely intelligent, and never rushes his patients. He is just an amazing man who loves to help children. He even dedicates his own time to go over to other countries and help fix children with cleft lips and palates.

  5 of 5

-Meghan P.

Dr. Fenner is amazing! He supports parents and provides excellent care to the children he sees. Nice, friendly, smart, and personable! I wish he could be my doc!

  5 of 5

-Jennifer C.

Dr. Fenner is the most caring doctor I have come across. I have a syndrome child (now 18) and he is patient, understanding, and very sympathic to her needs. He never rushes our appointments. I highly recommend him.

  5 of 5

-Krista W.

Not only is he the best doctor, he also volunteers his time in foreign countries to help kids.

  5 of 5

-Nichole B.

He is so caring and available. We are so lucky to have found him!

  5 of 5

-Emily W.