About Our Staff
Pedro J. González Soto, MD – Owner
Pedro J. González Soto, MD, is a patient-focused and detail-oriented medical professional with over 8 years of experience in the healthcare industry and expertise in home care assistance and rehabilitative care. Pedro serves the elderly and disabled adults alongside his sister, Edna González Soto, as they own and operate Home Care Assistance of South Tampa.
Previously, Pedro served as Director of Physician Development for Integrated Rehab Consultants, where he established and fostered positive relations with medical staff and the community, assisted with physician recruitment, and identified and evaluated physician needs.
As a compassionate, innovative, and attentive caregiver, Pedro enjoys establishing a connection with patients while providing exceptional care and assistance to seniors. With a straightforward approach and an eagerness to address patient questions and concerns, Pedro ensures an understanding by each patient while he strives to provide a comfortable and safe environment. During his experience as a rehabilitation specialist consultant in subacute rehab facilities, Pedro recognized the need for home care services for hospitalized patients unable to be discharged to their homes because of the extensive assistance they required. Both Pedro and his sister have experienced such unfortunate circumstances firsthand, as they participated in the search for caregivers for their own close relatives. Growing up with an older father who had endured cancer and several strokes introduced them to the importance of constant care. This encouraged Pedro not only to advance in the medical field but also to work with his sister to help other families in similar situations.
Pedro obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree in 2009 and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NYU Medical Center, and he is licensed in both New York and Illinois. He is a member of the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
Edna González Soto – Owner/Client Care Manager
Edna González Soto is a licensed attorney in Puerto Rico. She and her brother, Pedro, partner together in following their ambition to provide exceptional home care to elderly and disabled adults with Home Care Assistance of South Tampa. As the owner and client care manager, Edna focuses on assessing client needs and providing high-quality care.
While practicing as an attorney, Edna encountered many situations in which her clients and their loved ones needed to be taken care of but struggled to find assistance. Some clients establishing their wills were in unfortunate situations with nobody to care for them. Other clients requested guidance regarding their parents who were no longer able to live independently. On many occasions, clients’ memories were unclear. Instances such as these inspired Edna to pursue a career that would utilize both her legal experience and her passion for providing care for the elderly. Edna’s experience as an attorney provides her with the leadership ability and the necessary tools to understand clients’ needs and to effectively communicate with them and their families.
In addition to Edna’s professional experience assisting clients with care needs during unfortunate circumstances, much of her motivation for assisting in providing home care is rooted in her relationship with her father, who was older and battled cancer when Edna was very young. Edna made the decision to take care of him after he suffered various health complications in addition to his cancer, including strokes and dementia. Edna has a deeply personal understanding of the importance of having home care services available, and she aspires to help others find the security and relief that comes with knowing that they, and their loved ones, can be cared for in the comfort of their own homes.