DUNWOODY, Ga. — A new pediatric practice in Dunwoody works to serve the large Spanish-speaking population in the area with a staff fluent in Spanish and other languages.

Drs. Jessie Brutus-Darius and Natalia Benza opened their practice, Healthy Kids R Us, in July with the goal of keeping children healthy, serving the Spanish-speaking population in the area and treating unique and rare cases.

The office staff is fluent in Spanish. Brutus-Darius also speaks French and Creole.

Both Brutus-Darius and Benza worked at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta before opening the practice together.

Because of their past experience, Brutus-Darius and Benza say they are knowledgeable and equipped to handle unique cases. Benza said they see patients with autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome as well as rare conditions like metabolic disorders.

Opening of the office was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the staff is excited to now have the practice up and running. In the coming weeks, they hope to provide COVID-19 testing.

“Thankfully, we stayed in close communication with our patients from the previous clinic, so many of them have been very loyal and waiting for us,” Benza said.

To ensure the health and safety of the staff and patients, employees have their temperature taken and wear masks in the office. Patients are asked to wait in their car upon arrival, so a member of the staff can come out to take their temperature and have them answer a questionnaire before they enter.

Healthy Kids R Us, located at 11 Dunwoody Park, Suite 190, serves children from the newborn stage to 21 years.

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