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Evidence-based medical & allied health accounting, tax & practice advisory

We believe in looking

after your future life health practice by helping you

create a sustainable and

socially responsible practice.

We are improving the healthcare system together.

"Soar with Confidence: Just as the Royal Flying Doctors, like many of you, Trust Us - Come aboard and Enjoy a Safe Journey!"


Here's what we can offer you


Health and Life in the National Media - ABC 7:30 Report

HOW DO people feel about us
Practice Setup
You (David) really have been terrific and we couldn’t have come this far without your unfailing advice, availability and support. We look forward to our ongoing association with you and Health and Life as our successful new practice continues to evolve and take shape!
— Dr A Thompson
Practice Assessment
The appraisal was honest and confronting. But most importantly, their recommendations gave us strategies by which to resolve current conflicts and alternative ways of doing things which at present were seen to be ineffective or inefficient.
— Dr S Harichandran
Pirie Medical Clinic (SA)
Doctor’s Pay Calculator™
I said to my boss I would resign if we did not get it.
— Tammy Martin
Practice Manager Clifton Beach Medical Centre (QLD)
This information would be extremely relevant to all GP registrars and in fact all doctors
—Dr C Ahern
Doctor’s Pay Calculator™
I love it
— Val Hosking
Practice Manager Millbank Medical Practice (QLD)
I could listen to you talk for hours
— Ms C Herman
Station Street Clinic (VIC)

"Integrity defines success"

— David Dahm CEO and Founder

We are not your traditional accountants or consultants

We are qualified and experienced industry experts. We are a high profile national healthcare accounting, tax, and advisory firm. We are a value for your time and money – more efficient and cost effective.

Recognised international and national healthcare industry experts

David Dahm co-authored Australia’s first and only national GP GST Guide in 2000.

Our Recent Results and Achievements

Rising Star National Finalist
Xero National Cloud Champion Finalist Year Awards
Xero National Community Partner of the Year WINNER
Telstra Business Women of the Year Awards National Judge
Accountants Daily National 30 Under 30 Awards
4 staff - Tech Innovator, Specialist Consultant, Business Advisory, Public Accountants
National Australian Accounting of the Year Awards Nominee
AAPM National Certified Practice Manager post nominal 'CPM'
David Dahm Chair recognised for creating and establishing a national specialist skills and expertise designation for medical & healthcare practice managers
Australian Institute of Management SA State Finalist Manager of the Year
SA Telstra Small Business of the Year and Yellow Pages Social Responsibility Award Winner
National Finalist Telstra Small Business of the Year and Social Responsibility
SA Fast Movers 2010 Fastest Growing Top 11 SA Business

Want to spend less time worrying or managing your practice?

Want to spend more time having fun and focusing on the things that you care about?

If you answered YES then

How future proof is your practice?

Will you attract and retain your best staff?

Four key areas to focus on....

How are you performing financially?

Do you know monthly how are you performing financially?

Making a profit is a result of what you do
and not why you do what you do?

Your Patients and Provider

Your customers (your patients and providers) easily work out if they like you or love what you do.

Are you doing the right thing the right way?

How are your processes? Why not automate many boring but important tasks.

Is your team learning and growing together?

Use useful tools to keep track of staff morale, new ideas and fix any costly mistakes.

In the end it is all about
succession planning

Successful succession planning is all about trust

It is a process and not event. Start from the day you open your practice doors, if you want to recruit the best for your practice. It is never to late but you should start now. 

Potential owner providers (and spouses, partners, bankers) want to see excellent clinical/business systems and accountability.

If you can show it, you can sell it. This is why people will place more trust and value in you.

Navigaton tool to search for accounting matters


Effortlessly increase your free time,
your peace of mind, and your practice value

Automated cloud System

Integrated forecasting, accounting, common tax and management compliance system.

Goal setting

We help set realistic targets and how to achieve them.

Corrective action

We help in taking corrective action for your practice and keep on track.

Automated cloud System

Integrated forecasting, accounting, common tax and management compliance system.

Goal setting

We help set realistic targets and how to achieve them.

Corrective action

We help in taking corrective action for your practice and keep on track.

How we do it?​ Using our unique tools

We provide real competitive edge

We use live comparable national practice benchmarks

Cost effective

Over 1,200 Practices

Based on over 25+ years of data and experience

Useful and meaningful Advice

Can your traditional or specialist medical and healthcare accountants and advisers do these?

Cost effective

Timely useful and meaningful advice

Based on over 25+ years of data and experience

Over 1,200 Practices

We set up you up in the cloud

We use banking security protocols to provide you information at your fingertips 24/7.

No more Emails

Instantly find out who is fixing your problem. No more cluttered email in box.

Know where things at

No more repeating yourself or having to remember the detail or writing reporting.

Accounting System

You start with a global accounting system that is cost effective and integrates with Xero and Doctors Pay Calculator. Know you are viable from day one.

Need a quick quote or more information?

Not yet sure what Health and Life can do to improve and maximise your practice?

Feel free to contact us

For more insights visit our blog.

About me: David Dahm BA (Acc.), CA., FCPA, CTA, FFin, CPM, FAAPM, FAIM, FGLF.

Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser, Registered Tax Agent, Former AGPAL Surveyor 10 years of service

David Dahm is CEO and founder of the national medical and healthcare chartered accounting firm Health and Life and global Founder and CEO of the not for profit project the International Healthcare Standards and Ethics Board (

After a serious work related car accident in 1989, and nine operations later I continue to be a patient and provider advocate. I enter my third decade as a national Chartered Accountant for Medical and Healthcare practices in Australia. I am a former 10-year Australian General Practice Accreditation surveyor. I come from a medico family. I have served on the AAPM national Board and was the inaugural national Chair of the Certified Practice Manager CPM post nominal. I continue to provide accounting tax and practice management advice to many practices all over Australia.

You know who you are and I thank you for this real honour and privilege to serve you and your community through you. Note, I am not a lawyer please seek appropriate legal and accounting advice. This information is for general information and discussion only.

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