Dr. Linder graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He completed a Family Medicine Residency in Jackson, Tennessee and was in private practice for 37 years, frequently serving as preceptor for medical students and residents. He has been actively involved in the American Academy of Family Physicians and has served in numerous leadership roles including President of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians. He was named the Family Physician of the year in 2004 and received the Distinguished Service Award in 2014, both from the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians. He relishes teaching residents and students with special interests in Behavioral Medicine, Wellness, coding and contracts. His personal hobbies include reading, golfing, fishing and loving life!