Dr. Joseph Sheppard, DO
Over the course of my medical education I have been interested in how to make primary care more affordable. In medical school I began writing a blog about medical economics, titled Free Market Physician, where I explored and began developing many of these ideas that led me to establish an insurance-free practice. I am particularly indebted to the physicians of the Atlas MD Clinic in Wichita, Kansas. They coached me in the membership model that I have implemented. It has been exciting to offer Free Market Physician in Neosho as an alternative to the traditional delivery of healthcare.
My residency training is in Springfield from 2011-2014 as part of the Cox Family Practice Residency. This program trains its residents to practice full-scope medicine. I see my own clinic patients, take care of hospital patients (even in the ICU), and provide prenatal care and delivery. While in Springfield I was chosen as a 2014 Runner-up for Top Family Practice Doctor in Springfield by 417 Magazine. (I mention this not to brag, but to reassure patients who are curious about the new doctor in town.)
My family and I enjoy fishing, camping, and being outdoors in the beautiful Ozark scenery.