Our Team

John W. Snyder, Jr., MD
Dr. Snyder earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1979. After an internship at Riverside Hospital, he completed his family medicine residency at First Colonial Family Practice Center in Virginia Beach in 1982. Dr. Snyder is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

While growing up on the Eastern Shore, Dr. Snyder’s admiration for his own family physician inspired him to pursue the same profession. He has since maintained a long-term commitment to caring for the people of his hometown community, with more than 37 years in practice in Nassawadox. Dr. Snyder’s areas of focus include geriatric care, wellness and preventive medicine.

Tammy Hedspeth, FNP
Tammy earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing in Richmond. She is board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

With 15 years of primary care experience as a Nurse Practitioner, Tammy finds joy in coming to work each day and establishing lasting relationships with her patients — often caring for multiple family members across generations. She believes health care should be patient-centered and based on teamwork to develop a treatment plan that best benefits the individual patient.

Jeanette M. Sessoms, DNP
After 14 years as a Registered Nurse, Dr. Sessoms earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Old Dominion University in 2008 and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 2010. She earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Virginia in 2015. Dr. Sessoms is board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

A Nurse Practitioner with 25 total years of experience in nursing, Dr. Sessoms has attained the highest level of practice as a DNP. She is able to provide expert care across the age spectrum, from the young adult to the elderly, with special interests in hypertension treatment, and knee and shoulder injections.

A therapeutic provider-patient relationship is key to Dr. Sessoms’ medical philosophy. She believes her job is to know her patients’ medical history and conditions and to devise an individualized, holistic plan of care through shared decision-making with each patient. She is committed to providing quality, up-to-date care through that partnership.

Jody Chance, NP
Jody earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia. She is board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

After more than two decades of medical service as a paramedic, ICU nurse and flight nurse, Jody was motivated to help patients improve their health through family-focused practice. By establishing long-term relationships with her patients, Jody's goal is to incorporate their goals into the "textbook" plan of care, ultimately personalizing the healthcare experience.