Dr. John Shufeldt has over three decades of experience leading high-performing teams as an agent of change in the delivery of healthcare, entrepreneurism, and leadership.
Dr. Shufeldt is a lifelong student and is constantly looking for additional educational opportunities. Some of his educational highlights include:
- He received his BA from Drake University in 1982.
- He received a MD from the University of Health Sciences/ The Chicago Medical School in 1986.
- He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in 1989 where he spent his final year as Chief Resident.
- Dr. Shufeldt received his MBA in 1995, and his Juris Doctor in 2005, both from Arizona State University.
- He is admitted to the State Bar of Arizona, the Federal District Court and Supreme Court of the United States.
- He holds certifications with the American Board of Emergency Medicine, College of Legal Medicine and American College of Emergency Physicians.
- In 2015, he completed a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University.
Dr. Shufeldt founded NextCare Urgent Care in 1993. He served as NextCare’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board until 2010. Under his leadership, NextCare grew from a single clinic to 60 clinics in six states with revenue of nearly $100 million.
He is the business manager and a founding partner of Empower Emergency Physicians in Arizona. He continues to practice emergency medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Westgate Hospital and Green Valley Hospital.
In 2010, John left NextCare and founded MeMD, a web-based virtual healthcare platform.
At present, MeMD is used by more than 300 providers in 50 states to virtually treat patients on-demand and in the comfort of their home or place of work. MeMD currently has 3.5 million subscribers enrolled.
John is currently the Interim Chief Medical Officer at San Carlos Apache Healthcare Center and the CEO of US Careways, the first clinic of its kind in the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
Dr. John Shufeldt is a Prolific Author.
Dr. Shufeldt has authored and co-authored books on leadership and healthcare. In 1993, he wrote Children’s Emergencies and Contract Issues for Emergency Medicine Physicians. He and Dr. Lee Resnick co-edited a book titled, Textbook of Urgent Care Medicine. Additionally, John edited and published a book titled, Textbook of Urgent Care Management.
In addition, he has authored and published the following leadership books:
- Ingredients of Outliers: A Recipe for Personal Achievement
- Ingredients of Young Outliers: Achieving Your Most Amazing Future
- Ingredients of Outliers: Women Game Changers
- Outliers in Medicine
- Outliers in Law
- Outliers in Education
- Outliers in Writing
- LeadershipYOU: Your Future Starts with You
- Navigating the YouEconomy: Creating Your Financial Future
Filming for an online course in his office
With Sandra Day O'Connor at the ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Commencement
On The Morning Scramble - AZTV7
Competing in a triathalon
Speaking to employees at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix
Flying with son Michael who is now a US Air Force Pilot
With Steve Young, Football Legend and Attorney, at the ASU Law School Commencement
Playing "Team Doc" for the day at a Cardinals vs. Chiefs game
Dr. Shufeldt lectures on a variety of subjects to graduate medical, business and law students and spoke at the inaugural TEDxASU.
He was the health law editor and on the advisory board for the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine. He has also served as the Editor in Chief of Urgent Care Alert and ED Legal Bulletin.
John was an adjunct professor at the Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business where he taught Health Law and Ethics to MBA and Health Sector Management students. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where he teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution and a seminar on Health Law Entrepreneurism, as well as a course for Mayo Clinic medical students.
He is the past-president of the Men’s Anti-violence Network board, a founding member of Urgent Care Association Foundation Board and served on the Drake University Board of Trustees, the Board of Colleen’s Dream and the Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law Alumni Board.
Dr. Shufeldt serves as the Medical Director for the Phoenix Police “SWAT” Special Assignment Unit.
He holds an Airline Transport Pilot Rating and is type rated in a variety of multi-engine fixed and rotary wing aircraft.