Dr. John Shufeldt founded NextCare Inc. in 1993 as well as numerous other health and non-health care businesses. 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 58 clinics in six states with annualized revenue of nearly $100 Million Dollars. He is the business manager and one of the founding partners of Empower Emergency Physicians and continues to practice emergency medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. An avid rotor and fixed wing pilot, he holds a multi-engine Airline Transport Pilot Rating and is type-rated in a North American T-28 and Citation 510. He has been actively involved in law enforcement as a “SWAT Doc” since 1998 and is currently a member of the Phoenix Police SWAT team. He is president of the board of the Men’s Anti-violence Network, and serves on the Drake University Board of Trustees and the Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law Alumni Board.
Dr. Shufeldt has authored and co-authored books on Children’s Emergencies and Contract Issues for Emergency Medicine Physicians. He writes and lectures on a variety of subject matters to graduate medical, business and law students. He is the Health Law Editor and on the Advisory Board for the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine and was the Editor in Chief of Urgent Care Alert and ED Legal Bulletin. He is an adjunct professor at the Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business where he teaches Health Law and Ethics to MBA and Health Sector Management students and is an adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of law where he teaches a seminar on Health Law Entrepreneurism.
John Shufeldt is admitted to the Bar in Arizona, the Federal District Court and Supreme Court of the United States. His certifications include fellow, American Board of Emergency Medicine, fellow, College of Legal Medicine, and American College of Emergency Physicians.