SNAPSHOT recently spoke with Dr. Andrew Hunt of Lake Bluff, Illinois, regarding his role as team physician for the U.S. National Under-17 Team that won the 2014 Five Nations Tournament in Sundsvall, Sweden on February 9. “The role of team physician is multi-dimensional,” states Hunt. “The team physician obviously looks after the players’ health and treats/manages any medical issues that arise. Should a player get seriously injured and require hospitalization, the team physician would assist and oversee any care given at the local hospitals”. Hunt further elaborated that, “team physicians also ensure that players stay within World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines and supervise any testing that may occur. If needed, team physicians also assist coaches and trainers during practice, help with administrative duties and bench assist during games”.