Provider Profile | Adelene Soto
One of the most important positions in any successful practice is what is commonly referred to as mid-levels. A mid-level is a medical professional, typically a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, who works under the direct supervision of a physician. Mid-levels can see patients, order tests, monitor and modify medications and orders, and make recommendations in regards to diagnosis for our Physicians to establish or modify any new or existing patient diagnosis. At Florida Child Neurology, we are staffed with an incredible group of mid-levels, who are invaluable in extending our mission by providing the best in care for patients, and promoting positive and open communication with patients and families. Adelene Soto exemplifies this in her work every single day, with every patient she sees.
Adelene began her career as a Registered Nurse in adult medicine for 17 years. She also worked for eight years in diabetes education. She then went back to school for her masters and decided to pursue pediatric primary care. She graduated in 2009 and went on to receive her doctorate in 2012 from the University of Florida. Her current position at Florida Child Neurology is as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP).
A typical day at the office for Adelene includes medical management of children with all types of neurological issues, ranging from ADHD, seizure, behavioral, headache management, and many other types of conditions we treat. Adelene also takes on a lot of hospitals responsibilities for our practice. She takes on rounds at both Florida Hospital and Arnold Palmer, where she follows up with new and established patients of Florida Child Neurology.
One area that Adelene is passionate about is seeing an improvement in the area of support resources for parents and families. As she continues to press forward for better and improved services for her patients, the most rewarding part of her job is seeing a smile on the face of that parent or child. It is all worthwhile when a treatment plan can be executed efficiently and effectively, and it helps to improve the quality of life for the patient and family.
Outside of the office, Adelene enjoys spending time with her family, scrapbooking, enjoying a good tune on the radio, and singing at her church. One interesting thing a lot of people are unaware about Adelene is that her husband is a minister. They have been happily married for 21 years and had three children. She hopes someday to be able to visit Europe.