Doctor: 'I gave up on healthcare in America'
It was time to quit. On August 19, 2011, Snyder sold his practice to a local hospital 30 miles away. "I gave up on health care in America," he said. Later that year, he moved to Australia and took up rural medicine there. The choice was heart-wrenching for Snyder. He didn't want to feel like he was abandoning his nearly 5,000 patients, and he'd been the only family physician in the area for 16 years. "I wasn't just a doctor there, I was part of this community," he said. "I coached youth basketball here. My kids went to school here."
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