Personal Profile


Full Name J.D. Sheffield
Age 57
Hometown Gatesville
Race White
Occupation Medical Director of Coryell Medical Clinic
Education B.A., Howard Payne University. D.O., Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Spouse: Gina
Religion Christian
Church Coryell Community Church

Dr. Sheffield has served the medical needs of families in and around Gatesville since 1981 and continues to practice today. He was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012 to represent the citizens of Texas House District 59, which includes Comanche, Coryell, Erath, Hamilton, McCulloch, Mills, San Saba, and Somervell Counties. He was elected to a second term in 2014.

As the only family practice and rural physician in the Texas Legislature, Dr. Sheffield was honored to serve on the Public Health and Appropriations Article II House Committees, where he has worked to improve rural healthcare and healthcare for all Texans. He has also previously served on the Corrections and Rules and Resolutions Committees, and was named to the Select Committee on Child Protection and most recently the Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Aging.

Dr. Sheffield is a graduate of Loraine High School and Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. After college, Dr. Sheffield earned his medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (previously the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine) and completed an internship in family medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

Information in this bio was provided by Sheffield's office.
Last updated: Aug. 13, 2017