Richard Snyder, MD
Lance Snyder, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee and shoulder injuries. Dr. Snyder is a life-long lover of sports and a former college football letterman who has devoted his 23-year medical career to helping athletes of all ages return to the playing field. His areas of expertise include:
Rotator cuff repair
Shoulder instability surgery
UCL “Tommy John” reconstruction
Complex knee reconstruction: ACL, PCL, LCL
Knee alignment surgery: high tibial osteotomy
An Orthopaedic Surgeon is educated in the preservation, investigation and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine and associated structures by medical, surgical and physical means. This specialist is involved with the care of patients whose musculoskeletal problems include congenital deformities, trauma, infections, tumors, metabolic disturbances of the musculoskeletal system, deformities, injuries and degenerative diseases of the spine, hands, feet, knee, hip, shoulder and elbow in children and adults. An orthopaedic surgeon is also concerned with primary and secondary muscular problems and the effects of central or peripheral nervous system lesions of the musculoskeletal system.
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Education & Training:
Doctor of Medicine
University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
1992 - 1996
University of Kansas School of Medicine/Wichita, Wichita, KS
1996 - 2001
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2001 - 2002
University of Colorado,
2004 - 2005
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Legal Practice Name:
Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute
From the Doctor:
Prior to attending medical school, I played four years of college football at the University of Kansas, where I was named to the Big 8 Conference All-Academic team. I spent four years as an assistant team physician for the Kansas City Royals and currently serve as a team physician for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. I am married with four boys and love working out, golfing, and fishing.
It gives me tremendous satisfaction to see my patients return to their active lifestyles after I have cared for them. I believe in trying several modalities before attempting surgery.
I try to donate my time educating the community. I have given several seminars on the prevention of injuries. I also coach youth teams on the proper techniques to avoid injury and serve as a team physician for two area high schools.