1602 West Northfield Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (615) 217-3321
Fax: (615) 217-3477
Toll Free: (800) 955-3270
Dr. Daniel Bregman is an extremely gifted eye surgeon, specializing in refractive and no-stitch micro-incision cataract surgery. His tremendous experience as a dedicated and skilled eye surgeon positions him as our team leader at Eye Health Partners of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Formerly the Chief of Ophthalmology at Ireland Army Community Hospital in Fort Knox, KY, he has been a member of our practice since 1993. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.
His surgical success rate is unparalleled among his peers, having performed more than 30,000 LASIK procedures as well as more than 30,000 cataract procedures so far in his exceptional career. Dr. Bregman was one of the first surgeons in Tennessee to perform the Visian ICL procedure, which is another type of refractive surgery to correct vision for those who are not candidates for LASIK. Dr. Bregman is also the first cataract surgeon in Middle TN to perform micro-incision cataract surgery with a 1.8 mm incision, and also pioneered the use of LensTec Softec HD lens implants, which offers increased accuracy in lens implant cataract surgery patients. For his cataract patients wanting premium lens upgrades, Dr. Bregman uses state-of-the-art implantable lenses such as ReStor and Toric, allowing his patients to see exactly what they want to see post-surgery.
Frequently described as a "great doctor" with "wonderful chair-side manner," Dr. Kostamaa is skilled and knowledgeable in all disorders and diseases of the retina, including macular degeneration, macular holes, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, and epiretinal membranes. Always at the forefront of new retinal management advancements, he has participated in multiple clinical trials, all so that he can provide the best care possible to his patients.
Dr. Kostamaa received his medical degree and specialized ophthalmic training at the University of California in Irvine, where he served as Chief Resident. He also completed an additional two-year Fellowship in vitreorentinal disease. His commitment to his practice includes staying on the leading edge of advancements in medical and surgical treatments in retinal diseases and injuries, while also developing long-term relationships with his patients. He believes that teamwork is the key to delivering optimal eye care and that Eye Health Partners of Middle Tennessee, Inc. is ideally suited to provide this type of care.
Sachie Hase, O.D.
Assistant Center Director
Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Dr. Sachie Hase (pronounced HA-SAY) grew up in Snellville, Georgia. After graduating cum laude with honors from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, she worked as an assistant in cardiovascular and renal research at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hase received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, again graduating cum laude. While in optometry school, she was a recipient of the school's Merit Scholarship and she was recognized as a "Top 5 Student" by her professors following optometric training in the clinical evaluation of the visual system. Dr. Hase was actively involved in various organizations, taking on leadership positions in the National Optometric Student Association, Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, and the American Optometric Student Association. She also volunteered with the Remote Area Medical program and traveled to Honduras to provide eye care to underserved patients.
After completing externships in Chicago, Athens, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Dr. Hase extended her clinical experience by completing a highly regarded residency with Woolfson Eye Institute in Atlanta. During her time at Woolfson, she was presented with a travel grant by the American Academy of Optometry's Cornea, Contact Lenses, and Refractive Technologies section.
Dr. Hase currently resides in Nashville, TN, and is an active member of the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, the American Optometric Association, and the Middle Tennessee Optometric Physicians Society. Her hobbies include traveling, photography, playing sports, and spending time with family and friends. She is fluent in both English and Japanese.
Dr. Tom Tritschler graduated from Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in Memphis, TN with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Physiological Optics, and his Doctor of Optometry degree. Thereafter, he completed a year-long residency in ocular disease at the Omega Eye Care Center at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM, where he practiced with eight eye surgeons and two optometrists providing cataract, glaucoma, corneal, retinal, oculoplastics, pediatric, strabismus, neuro-ophthalmological and low vision care. Dr. Tritschler joined Eye Health Partners of Middle TN, Inc., in 2012 as a consultative optometrist for the Murfreesboro, TN, clinic location. His duties include medical and minor surgical management of eye diseases, injuries and disorders, in addition to pre- and post-operative eye care for numerous surgical conditions.
During Dr. Tritschler's time at SCO, he served as first-year class president, second-year American Optometric Student Association National Trustee, and third-year class vice president. Additionally, he was a member of the Student Volunteers for Optometric Service to Humanity (SVOSH), Beta Kappa Sigma Honor Society and the Christian Fellowship Association. Dr. Tritschler was also awarded the Outstanding Junior and Senior Clinician Award as well as the Alcon Outstanding Contact Lens Clinician Award.
Dr. Tritschler is very active in his community, including Boy Scouts, Chamber of Commerce and The Rutherford County Sportsman’s Club. He and his wife Carmel Swanson-Tritschler (both Murfreesboro natives) have a son, Harrison, and a daughter, Hannah, plus bird dogs and various farm animals. He and his family are charter members of Fellowship United Methodist Church.
Dr. Daniel Bustos provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide range of eye disorders including glaucoma, cataracts, and neuro-ophthalmic disease. His bedrock principal, inherited from his father who was a cardiothoracic surgeon, is to treat each patient with dignity, compassion, respect, and a personal attention to detail, which he believes every human being deserves. “…I strive to make sure my patients understand, on at least a basic level, what is wrong with their eyes, what we can do together to fix it, and what they can expect in the future, so they leave my exam room feeling better about the future of their eyes.”
Following his medical education and internship from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Bustos completed his Ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Most recently, Dr. Bustos practiced with PeaceHealth Medical Group in Eugene, Oregon, where he enjoyed a cooperative relationship with Optometry. He and his wife, Lori, have four children, and have been fortunate to have their children spend their formative years close to their grandparents.
Dr. Bustos will rotate his schedule between the Murfreesboro and Nashville clinic locations of Eye Health Partners of Middle Tennessee, Inc., beginning July 2013.