Dr. Hala Abouelmagd is a board-certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She completed her medical degree at Cairo University School of Medicine in 1987 and went on to complete her residency training at Cairo University hospital and Algalaa Maternity Teaching Hospital in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Abouelmagd had the opportunity to travel to Africa (Zimbabwe) where she lived and practiced pediatrics for almost nine years. Dr. Abouelmagd moved to the United States in 2001, where she completed another pediatric residency program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. She later joined the office of Merchant Pediatrics for five years. Dr. Abouelmagd is the founder of Tots & Teens Pediatrics and would like to bring her many years of experience to serve the community of St. Cloud, Kissimmee, and the surrounding Orlando area.
“I believe Medicine is a noble profession, and I am privileged to be a pediatrician. Parents and families trust us with their most valuable possessions: their children. Children are the future and hope of any society. They have the right to live healthy and happy lives, and it is our duty as pediatricians to ensure that this task is accomplished. The smile on a child’s face is priceless, and my goal is to keep it there.”
Barbara Azambuja MSN, CCRN, FNP-C was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is board certified as an Advance Practice Registered Nurse- Family Nurse Practitioner. She has over 12 years of pediatric nursing including 6 years of critical care experience in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Barbara is expanding her education and is currently enrolling at University of Florida to obtain her Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification.
During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and three dogs. Barbara also enjoys wakeboarding, paddle boarding, biking, traveling and volunteering in the community. She extends her warm welcome and looks forward to meeting you during the next visit at Tots & Teens Pediatrics.
Bria Bennie, PA-C, MPAS, earned her Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies at the prestigious University of Florida School of Medicine after completing her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She began her career in pediatric neurosurgery, trauma surgery, and general surgery at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. While at “All Kids,” she excelled in the fast-paced critical care setting. Bria went on to practice Emergency Medicine exclusively for over eight years. She has worked in several Emergency Departments, including a Level I Trauma Center, in the state of Florida as well as the Northeast. Bria ultimately wanted to return to her passion working in pediatrics, and decided to join Tots & Teens to help the kids in Central Florida.
She lives in Orlando with her husband and four dogs including Pharaoh, her 110-pound German Shepherd. Bria enjoys a healthy and active lifestyle attending yoga and barre classes regularly.
Our pediatricians are knowledgeable and experienced. They work to treat a variety of ailments that routinely affect children, and answers any questions parents may have.