Dr. Bateman received his medical degree from East Tennessee State University.

He served his internship at the Naval Hospital in San Diego and his residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He earned his undergraduate degree from Murray State University.

Dr. Bateman is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology with a fellowship in the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Clinical Specialties

  • Eyelids
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic eye care


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology


Because he experienced an eye problem as a child, Dr. Bateman felt he could empathize with patients suffering eye problems and became an ophthalmologist to assist others with their vision difficulties. After practicing ophthalmology in the U.S. Navy, he joined the Eye Clinic because of its longstanding reputation of providing quality eye care.

Dr. Bateman, who is a retired captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve, enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and four grandchildren, as well as tinkering with vintage Volkswagens and woodworking.