HHS welcomes Gerald Snyder, MD

Hamilton Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Gerald Snyder, M.D. to its outstanding team of family practice physicians.

Helping people is Dr. Snyder’s passion. He grew up in Arkansas, but actually graduated high school in Iran, where his step father was stationed in the Air Force. It was his time out of the U.S. that opened his eyes to the great need for good health care.

Upon his return he attended the University of Arkansas and completed his residency at the same program that Luke Killian, M.D. completed his residency. Dr. Snyder spent three years in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Grand Fork, North Dakota. From there he practiced and taught in a Family Practice Residency in Illinois where his wife, Susan, was Assistant State’s Attorney for the Cook County Prosecutor. With the county seat in Chicago, Cook County is the second most populous county in the U.S.

Dr. Snyder and his family left the big city life eventually settling in a more quite, rural atmosphere in New Braunfels where he practiced as a family practice physician for 18 years.

He enjoys all aspects of family medicine from pediatric to geriatric care and everything in between. As New Braunfels has grown and health care has changed, the Snyder family decided to get back to the country and found Hamilton.

"I enjoy being a family doctor, treating the whole patient,” said Dr. Snyder, who felt a shift from family practice to more specialization in his former practice. “Here they do medicine the way I think it should be done.”

Dr. Snyder is already making his rounds in the Emergency Department at Hamilton General Hospital. He plans to begin clinic practice at the Family Practice Rural Health Clinic in Hamilton this summer.

“We are happy to welcome Dr. Snyder and look forward to him joining us full-time this summer in the clinic,” said Chief of Staff James R. Lee, MD. “He brings invaluable experience and knowledge to our system and patients.”

The Snyder family is looking forward to settling into life in Hamilton. Dr. Snyder and Susan have three children. Courtney, the oldest, is attending Texas State University. Bailey-Grace will be a senior at Hamilton High School in the fall. The newly crowned Texas High School Rodeo Association Queen enjoys competing in high school rodeo. Their youngest son, Jack, is a high school freshman active in theater. In June, he played Willy Wonka in Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with the San Antonio based Christian Youth Theater.