“I am passionate about igniting an indefatigable desire in myself and others to exceed expectations, achieve goals and realize dreams. I have the great fortune to pursue, fail, correct and achieve countless times in a myriad of entrepreneurial endeavors and professions. I continue to practice emergency medicine and law, teach, coach, write and speak. Most importantly, I haven’t worked a day in my life. Gear up! .”
Dr. John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, is an indefatigable change agent and multidisciplinary entrepreneur. His pursuits share a common thread in his unrelenting drive to push his own personal envelope.
He has three decades of experience leading high performing teams in the delivery of on-demand and hospital based medical care.
John founded NextCare Inc. in 1993, as well as many other health and non-health care businesses over the course of his career. He served as NextCare’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board until 2010. Under John’s leadership, NextCare grew from a single clinic to fifty-eight clinics in six states.
Currently, John is the CEO of MeMD, and virtual care portal connecting patients to providers. He is also the business manager and a founding partner of Empower Emergency Physicians. John continues to practice emergency medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
John is a serial student and believes in life-long learning and self-leadership. In 2013 he created the Outlier Series, a compilation of thoughts, tips and techniques that inspire individuals to pursue their dreams. The Outlier Series self-leadership and career-specific books are comprised of interviews from industry-leaders. The Outlier Series contains the following titles:
- LeadershipYOU: Your Future Starts With You
- 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 Education
John 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.
John lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife and two children.
You can follow John on social media:
Facebook, The Outlier Series