From his first internship in May 1972 to his most recent patient visit in his clinic office in 2021, Dr. Alan Gasner has literally had a pulse on his patients and his career.
Now in his 46th year of professional practice, Gasner continues to help his patients lead healthier lives through his nearly five decades of experience as an internal medicine specialist.
It’s a profession that has taken him from a residency in his hometown of Buffalo, New York, to working as chief of medicine, chief of cardiology, medical staff president and 30 years of trusted treatment at Gessler Clinic in Winter Haven.
Along the way, Gasner, 74, says medicine has been a satisfying career and says he’ll continue seeing patients until “I drop in the saddle.”
Speaking from his Gessler Clinic office, Gasner says his career has been satisfying, though it can be challenging to keep up with ongoing technological changes. When he first started, patient records were kept by dictation, typing and handwriting; now, records are mandated to be put via computer.
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