NEOSHO: 317 South Wood Street

JOPLIN: 4830 E. 32nd St., Suite 7

(Come see us in the FYZICAL entrance)

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Free Market Physician membership provides access to a family practice physician and a caring, highly-trained staff who can care for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.

Preventative care such as pediatric well checks and adult wellness visits are included.

Acute care visits for sickness or injury are included as well. We can care for most medical complaints and work with you to develop a plan to stay healthy.


Employers can purchase Free Market Physician membership for their employees. Membership gives access to physician visits (covered by the membership), labs and meds at wholesale cost, and access to the physician on nights and weekends by phone, text, and email.

Same-day visits are available by appointment and we guarantee on-time visits, with a credit to your employee if we are more than 10 minutes late.

All of this is to get your employee the medical care they need, when they need it. We make them happy with our service and you happy by decreasing time lost from work..


Bienvenidos a Free Market Physicians (Los Medicos del Mercado Libre), somos una clinica privada, donde usted puede hacerse miembro y en la que atendemos a toda su familia.

No aceptamos ninguna forma de Seguro de salud o aseguranzas, solo cobramos una mensualidad. Tenemos medicos que hablamos Espanol capaces de attender y cuidar a nuestros pacientes Hispanos de Neosho. Llamenos al 417-283-4953 para una cita.


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Please fill out this form to submit any questions about the clinic. We will do our best to respond quickly to any inquiries. You are always welcome to call our offices with any questions as well.

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Why choose Free Market Physician?

Free Market Physician membership gives you direct access to a family physician who will provide you with expert medical care. As a member you are now just a phone call, text, or email away from a physician who knows you and cares for you. We are physicians who work for you- not for a hospital or insurance company.

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Dr. Joseph Sheppard, D.O. grew up in Southeast Idaho where he worked on farms. After high school he served a two-year mission for his church in Uruguay. He then earned a Bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism from Utah State University. While covering health care reform in the state of Utah he realized that primary health care is much more affordable if paid for directly- not through health insurance. He determined to attend medical school and open an insurance-free clinic. He attended the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 2011. During medical school he wrote a medical economics blog, titled Free Market Physician, where explored and developed many of the ideas that he would later implement in practice. He completed a Family Practice residency at the Cox Family Practice Residency in Springfield, MO. He became acquainted with the Atlas Clinic in Wichita, Kansas, and determined to implement their  membership model into his clinic. He opened the Free Market Physician Clinic in Neosho Missouri in 2014. He is married and has five children. He can be seriously distracted during patient visits by any mention of basketball or the NBA.


Dr. Ernesto Matos Perez, M.D. grew up in Cuba and graduated from the Havana Institute of Health Science & Medicine in 1989.  He completed his Family Practice residency in Havana in 1995 and worked in the mountains of Cuba with rural populations prior to a brief practice in Havana. He then moved to Belize where he operated clinics and did hospital practice in Belmopan and Punta Gorda. These were jungle settings where family members and friends would carry patients out of the jungle to see him in his clinic and hospital. While there, he was appointed as faculty at the American-owned Grace School of Medicine in Belmopan. Upon moving to the United States, he completed two years of Family Practice residency at the Rio Bravo Family Medicine Residency Program in Bakersfield, California. His experiences with socialized medicine in Cuba and his passion for free enterprise in business drove him to seek alternatives to traditional practice. He learned about Direct Primary Care and felt this would be a good way to practice medicine. He discovered the Free Market Physician clinic online and contacted Dr. Sheppard. He joined the practice in January 2019 as an Assistant Physician. Dr. Matos lives in Neosho with his wife. He likes spending time with his family as well as camping, hiking, and rock climbing, and he is an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan.



Dr. Saurav Kayastha, M.D. was born and raised in the Himalayan country of Nepal, “Dr. K” graduated from Lugansk State Medical University, Ukraine with an M.D. degree in 2014. During his childhood he was always engaged in community work one way or another and helping the underprivileged. Soon after his graduation he moved to Temple, Texas where he continued to volunteer at free medical clinics such as the Temple Community Free Clinic and Santa Fe Free clinic. He passed Step 3 of his boards and obtained his Missouri Assistant Physician license. He moved to Missouri and volunteered at The Medina Clinic for two years while working full time at the Gladstone Urgent Care clinic. He has always cared for the local community and rural areas and wished there would be a system where uninsured and low-income patients can have equal access to healthcare as an insured patient. He is excited to work with Dr. Sheppard to provide Direct Primary Care to Joplin.


He is married, has a 3 month old baby boy, and wants to grow old here. He likes to keep himself busy by cooking, traveling, and spend quality time with his family.
Neosho: (417) 283-4953 Joplin
: (417)-208-2293