Antelope Valley Press

Doctor gets patients up and walking

JOB DEDICATION — Above, Dr. Thomas Nasser, left, works with amputee patient Kevin Kahl on Friday at his Lancaster medical office.

LANCASTER, CA — Dr. Thomas Nasser is a man of fierce dedication to his patients and his profession.

A doctor of osteopathic medicine, he often treats amputee patients suffering from profound physical and emotional wounds. His determination drives him every day to help those in need at the Antelope Valley Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Specialists center in Lancaster where he works.

Nasser, whose specialty is physical medicine and rehabilitation, said he has treated patients who were told by their doctors they would never walk again.

“I just refuse that statement. I just don’t think if we can put a man on the moon, you can’t walk. It’s a tough business to be in, but you have to really be passionate about believing these people can gain function with the technology that we have and you have to not be willing to give up. I tell them, ‘Next time I see you in here, get rid of that wheelchair,’” Nasser said. … MORE

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