Why Partner With John

What Makes John’s Coaching Unique

John’s multifaceted experience as a physician, attorney and entrepreneur gives him rare insight into what makes a physician-driven healthcare business succeed. 

Over the years, John has come to realize that successful businesses don’t just happen. They succeed as a result of strong leadership, learning from failures and a well-executed business plan. An efficient organization is built on lean practices, proactive teams, a positive work environment and a solid foundation for continued growth.

Whether you are a physician looking to expand your opportunities or a professional healthcare team needing to refine and scale your business, John has the experiences and tools to help take you and your organization to the next level.


John’s Highlighted Accomplishments


Started MeMD in 2010 and has grown the telemedicine company to 4.5 million users with 1,200 providers in 50 states. The web and app-based platform provides affordable and accessible healthcare to consumers and employer groups for minor illness and mental health problems.

Tribal EM

Started Tribal EM in 2016, an Emergency Ddepartment management and staffing company specializing in Indian Health Services (IHS). He and his team partner with rural and tribal hospitals to increase patient safety and profitability, and recruit quality medical providers.

Published Author

John has written 11 books on leadership, entrepreneurism and personal growth. He served as the Chief Editor of the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine and co-published the only peer reviewed textbooks in urgent care medicine and management.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Certification

Completed Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy through MIT in 2019. He uses this certification to inform consulting clients and his own ventures how to best implement machine learning for a superior patient experience.


Started a physician coaching company in 2007 called Professional Assessments Services and Solutions (PASS) for providers who were struggling with behavioral issues.John and his team partnered with hospital risk departments with the goal of helping them retain valuable doctors.

NextCare Urgent Care

Founded NextCare Urgent Care in 1993, grew to 58 urgent care centers in 7 states with $90 million in revenue. He sold the company to a private equity firm in 2010.

Shufeldt Consulting

Started Shufeldt Consulting in 2010, which provides healthcare consulting for Emergency Departments, primary care and urgent care centers focusing on startup, process improvement and Six Sigma based redesign.

Shufeldt Law Firm

Founded Shufeldt Law Firm in 2006, which focuses on helping physicians with medical board complaints, expert witness services and contract issues.

Urgent Care Textbooks

Co-edited and authored portions of Textbook of Urgent Care Medicine and Textbook of Urgent Care Management. The publication rights were sold to a healthcare consulting firm in 2016.

Doctors Express Urgent Care

With a partner, purchased Doctors Express Urgent Care Franchise in 2012, built seven company owned stores, developed an additional 20 units and sold interest to a publicly traded long-term care company partner.

Pinnacle Emergency Medicine

Founded Pinnacle Emergency Medicine in 1992, acquired 4 ED management and staffing contracts and sold to a large ED management company in 1997. 



Founded UrgentRad in 2006, a tele-radiology company, that serviced more than 75 individual sites and was sold to large tele-radiology company in 2016.

Our MISSION is to empower physicians and medical organizations to reach their true potential.

Our VISION is for every medical professional to own their future.

Our STRATEGY is to provide customized tools, guidance and support to help medical professionals set and achieve their goals.

“Dare to look at the world through a different lens. When attempting to do the impossible, pick good people, prepare as best you can, and then be willing to adapt to unforeseen changes.” 

– John Shufeldt 


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