John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP

August 2, 2021 / Share:

John Shufeldt leads a large emergency medicine staffing and management company, Tribal EM. While also practicing emergency medicine and health law, he has become a successful business leader, and highly sought after consultant. John has helped clients from hospital groups to national urgent care chains and budding entrepreneurial hopefuls, providing guidance at every stage of business, from starting a venture to managing a practice to exiting and selling.

While an emergency physician by avocation, John has always been an entrepreneur at heart. He is an author, serial student, professional pilot, and multidisciplinary entrepreneur who has founded and operated several multi-million-dollar businesses.

Throughout his endeavors, John has maintained a relentless drive to help people rescript their future and reach their full potential. In 1993, when John noticed the ER was overcrowded, he launched his first urgent care practice, NextCare. The business experienced explosive growth, expanding from one to 58 locations during his tenure.

As a young physician entrepreneur, John returned to school to earn his MBA to reinforce the business acumen necessary to run the largest privately held urgent care company in the country. Ten years after earning his MBA, John attended law school as a way to help physicians with legal challenges, board complaints, and contractual issues. He earned his Juris Doctorate and is admitted to the State Bar in Arizona, the Federal District Court, and the US Supreme Court.

Throughout his full-time schooling, John continues to practice emergency medicine at a large tertiary care center and lead his urgent care business through a large capital raise and a national expansion. In 2010, John sold his urgent care business and started MeMD. He continued to practice emergency medicine and returned once again to the classroom to obtain his Six Sigma Black Belt to consult on emergency process improvement initiatives in emergency departments around the country.


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