About Dr. J.D. Sheffield
Dr. J.D. Sheffield is Medical Director at Coryell Medical Clinic and currently serving his first term as State Representative for District 59, including the counties of Comanche, Coryell, Erath, Hamilton, McCulloch, Mills, San Saba, and Somervell. A lifelong Republican, Dr. Sheffield is proud to be a strong conservative voice in the legislature for his community.
Dr. Sheffield grew up as one of three children on a family cotton farm in Loraine, Texas, a small town about 60 miles west of Abilene, where his parents still live today. There, on the farm, Dr. Sheffield learned the rural Texas values of hard work, personal responsibility, honesty, putting family first, and caring for your neighbor. These values still motivate Dr. Sheffield’s work today as a small town doctor and public servant.
After finishing high school in Loraine, Dr. Sheffield attended Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas, and Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. Wanting a career where he could make a positive impact in people’s lives, Dr. Sheffield enrolled in medical school at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, now the University of North Texas Health Science Center. In 1993, Dr. Sheffield became Senior Staff Physician at Scott and White Clinic in Gatesville.
Dr. Sheffield soon became a household name in Coryell County as the family doctor for thousands in and around Gatesville. For four years, he served as Chief of Staff at Coryell Memorial Hospital and, for eight years, he served on the hospital’s Board of Directors, where he again sits today.
During his nearly two decades in family medicine, Dr. Sheffield has shared with area families in both joys and tragedies. He has welcomed new life into the world and grieved over the loss of loved ones. He has seen the hardship that rising medical costs and insurance premiums have caused for many families in rural Texas and knows that the infamous federal “Obamacare” legislation will only make matters worse.
In 2012, Dr. Sheffield again answered the call to public service out of a deep love for his patients and community and the conviction that insider politicians have grown out of touch with what really matters to our families. Now, as State Representative, Dr. Sheffield is fighting to defend our conservative values and protect our way of life as a member of the Texas legislature.
Dr. Sheffield and his wife, Gina, have been married for 16 years. Together, they are active members in their community. They are avid supporters of the Boys and Girls Club, for which Dr. Sheffield has served on the Board of Directors. Gina has also chaired the Gatesville Relay for Life committee several years and served on its Board of Directors. She is currently the treasurer of the Gatesville Care Center. The Sheffields attend Coryell Community Church and reside west of Gatesville in the small town of Levita, where Dr. Sheffield serves on the board for the volunteer fire department.