Team Physician

Dr. Snyder
  • Dr. Lance Snyder

    Dr. Lance Snyder graduated from the University of Kansas, majoring in Biology. During his time at Kansas Dr. Snyder was a varsity letterman football player. After his time in Kansas, Dr. Snyder received his M.D. at the University of Oklahoma.

    Dr. Snyder completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Kansas. He further specialized his training at the University of Southern California where he studies spine surgery and also studied at the University of Colorado studying Sports Medicine and Shoulder injuries. Dr. Snyder has served as the Team Physician for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Mandarin High School and University Christian High School.  He certainly has a love for the sport of baseball and the prevention and the treatment of baseball related injuries.  Dr. Snyder is located at the JOI Baptist South location.


    • Sports Medicine
    • Advanced Arthroscopy
    • General Orthopedics
    • Elbow Surgery
      • Tommy John Surgery
  • Office Address:

       JOI Baptist South                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14534 Old St. Augustine Road                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jacksonville, FL 32258

       Phone: 904-880-1260


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    Referral to a Physician or Medical Specialist

    “If the Athletic Trainer and/or team physician has determined a particular injury requires referral to a medical specialist for further evaluation or treatment, he/she will contact the parents of the injured athlete to discuss the recommendation for that athlete to be seen by the proper medical professional. Coaches do not have the authority to make referrals to any physician without the approval of the Athletic Trainer, except in cases where emergency care is indicated and the athletic trainer is not present.

    Each individual school has a dedicated team physician who serves as a volunteer supervisor of the school’s sports medicine team. For medical referrals to a physician, the first option is to always consider the family health care provider; where a student-athlete may have an established relationship. If no family health care provider is established, the team physician may offer alternative suggestions or the athlete will be referred to a specialist on the JSMP referral tree. In any case, parents should communicate to the treating physician the name and contact information of the school based Athletic Trainer and allow the Athletic Trainer authorization to communicate directly with the treating physician regarding this sports-related injury. For the safety of the athlete, no further participation in sports can occur without appropriate documentation and clearance from the treating physician. It is the responsibility of the athlete and his/her parent/guardian to insure that the physician forwards all requested information. Please note: the team physician has final authority over ANY return to play decision. Should a conflict arise between the treating physician and the team physician, a review will be sent, upon parent’s request, to the volunteer medical directors for DCPS athletics.” – DCPS Policies & Procedures Handbook