FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Free Market Physician is a Direct Primary Care Clinic with branches in Neosho and Joplin. We provide affordable, high-quality primary care for a low monthly membership fee.
Direct Primary Care is a model of healthcare delivery. They key is that it is direct. Physicians have a direct relationship with their patients. Patients can contact their physician as needed by phone, text and email. There is also a direct payment relationship. Instead of using a third party like an insurance company, patients pay the physician directly. You work for whoever pays you. We don’t want to work for insurance companies. We work for you, our patients.
Free Market Physician is a family practice clinic where patients are able to get all of their primary medical care for a low monthly fee. This includes sick visits, well visits, and care for chronic conditions. Patients are able to get after-hours consultations for urgent issues by phone, text, and email. Some procedures are also available. Members are also able to get labs and medications at cost.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
Dr. Sheppard is one of the most friendly, and compassionate people I have ever met and I've only met him one time. His values and beliefs are reflected through his staff as well.Justin Martin
Dr Sheppard and staff are extremely friendly and helpful. It is nice to have a doctor that takes the time to visit with you and then follow up personally. A great alternative if you don't have insurance.David Cheek
We've been members since January 2022. Our whole family has benefited from this practice. The convenience of having a physician we can text at any time is invaluable. Whenever I have a health question, I can ask freely and receive an honest, understandable answer. The staff are all knowledgeable and personable.Alek Miller
I cannot say enough good about Free Market Physician in Neosho, Missouri. We are self-employed and so we do not have traditional insurance. The direct-care model is the right way for sure and Dr. Sheppard is the BEST doctor ever.Tanya Murray
I have been a patient for almost 5 years and it was the best decision I ever made for my healthcare. If you would like to know what it is like to have a Dr who KNOWS you and is accessible 24/7 then check out this Direct Primary Care model!Karin Tucker