Welcome to Health and Life.

Australia’s leading healthcare consulting, accounting and taxation firm.

Our dedicated team provides comprehensive accounting and practice management advice and services exclusively to the medical, dental, allied healthcare professions and elite sports people.

The founder, David Dahm, comes from a medical family, many of whom are doctors in private practice. This exposed him to the common difficulties doctors experienced while running their practices. Acknowledging these problems, in 1991 Australia’s first comprehensive accounting and practice management advisory firm was established. Based on its significant practice management expertise, we have developed a unique practice management program called Practice Management Beyond 2000TM. This program has now evolved into The World’s Best Practice 2010 series.

We also provide financial planning services. Our staff include Certified Practising Accountants, members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Association of Practice Managers. They include a former AGPAL surveyor and ex-Medicare staff.

Terms of Engagement

As part of our ongoing commitment to Accounting and Ethical Professional Standards it is mandatory for us under APES 305 to communicate the terms of engagement with you.  Therefore, this document confirms our on going understanding of the terms of engagement and the nature and limitations of the services that we provide.


Terms and Conditions

More about David Dahm 

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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 (www.ihseb.org)

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.