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Dr. Bachstein obtained his undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics from Auburn University and started working on a Masters Degree in Mathematics before switching his interests to Medicine. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine with an Armed Forces Health Professional Scholarship and after graduating with his medical degree entered into a Family Practice Residency Program at Carroway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, AL.

After his first year of residency, the United States Navy called him to active duty as a General Medical Officer at the Naval Technical Training Center Corry Station. From there he was sent with the United States Marines to the Persian Gulf for Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Once he returned from the Gulf, he entered the Family Practice Residency Program at the Naval Hospital in Pensacola, Florida.

Once graduating from his residency program, he returned to the Marines and was stationed at the Naval Hospital in Beaufort, South Carolina in support of his Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. After ending his tour of duty there, he moved with his family to the Lebanon/Mt. Juliet area in 1995 and has been practicing Family Medicine in the area ever since.

Medical School

1989 - M.D. - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.
1985 - B.S. degree in Mathematics. - AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Auburn, AL College of Arts and Sciences.

Certifications

Tennessee State Medical License
American Board of Family Medicine, Diplomate

Awards and Honors

1994-1995 - Navy Achievement Medal, First Issue
1989-1994 - Navy Commendation Medal, first issue.
1985-1989 - Armed Forces Health Professional Scholarship.
1981-1985 - Summa Cum Laude (Auburn University); Deans List (Auburn University all quarters); High Honors (Case Western Reserve University); National Deans List (1983, 1984); Most Outstanding Junior in Mathematics; Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics Honor Society); Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi; National Exploration Award; Case Alumni Scholarship; A.H. Skinner Scholarship.