Doctor and Patient

Cutting Edge Medical Innovation for Your Practice

  • Obtain Better Outcomes

  • Mitigate Risk

  • Increase Practice Revenue

Meet Dr. C. Richard Shephard

Founder, President, & Senior Clinical Advisor

A former immunologist and research scientist, Dr. Shephard saw a need to bring cutting-edge medicine to the public, by educating physicians and providing an avenue for them to obtain this technology and use it to diagnose and treat their patients.

Innovative technology should do three things:  First, generate better patient outcomes, second, mitigate physician risk, and finally, bring new sources of  revenue to medical practices.

Shephard Group Healthcare Partners has been accomplishing this since 2004.

Learn more by browsing our site.  We are sure you will be amazed at the variety of life-saving technology we have to offer your patients.



This is where it all started...

Currently based outside Nashville, Tennessee, and affiliated with Vanderbilt Medical Center, our company was founded in 1994, as Guru Marketing Group, a medical marketing firm focused on driving new business to healthcare providers through our custom-designed strategic marketing programs.


In 2000, we landed a long-term contract with AmeriPath Corporation, the nation's largest provider of anatomic pathology services.  With our contract completed successfully in 2004, we discovered a missing piece in the ability to get new medical technology into individual practices.  This led to the founding of Shephard Group Healthcare Partners, LLC.


SGHP is a medical contract sales organization that works with manufacturers, research institutes, and other healthcare service and product producers, to get their cutting-edge, medical products to practicing physicians and hospitals, where it can benefit patients.


We are quickly growing, with a team of Clinical Practice Consultants serving 10 states.  Our plan is to be in all 50-states by the end of 2022.


Watch us grow while we save lives, ease suffering, and bring strength to healthcare practices across the U.S.


Physical Location:  1211 Medical Center Dr., Nashville, TN 37201

Mailing Address:  100 Arlington Pl., Franklin, TN 37065