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The Jimboomba Junction Family Practice (QLD) – Fast Growth

Hi David,

It is a pleasure to offer a testimonial of your services. In late 2005 I was privileged to be in the audience of a presentation by Mr David Dahm – a name I had not heard before.

David was an enthusiastic and motivating gentleman with a passion for business management relating to the Medical Profession. I never forgot his name.

In 2006, my wife and I were offered purchase of a General Practice in which we had both worked for some years. We sought the advice of David Dahm.


David and his team were instrumental in the purchase, and more recently, the total upgrade and relocation of our now successful General Practice. We moved from a small dwelling with three doctors, into a space of over 300m2, currently housing nine doctors and several allied health professionals.

David and his loyal team have allowed us to structure our business and practice management in a way that enables it to now run as a well oiled and, most importantly, legally safe medical practice.

The advice we receive from David and his team is both instructive and educational – allowing us ultimately to run with a high degree of autonomy and confidence.

Emma and I now enjoy a work environment that is safe, successful and most importantly runs with a fantastic admin, nursing and medical team.

I remember with some trepidation building a ‘big practice’, wondering where the Doctors would come from to fill our consulting rooms. David’s reassuring words now ring true: “Don’t worry Rod, they will come to you (once you have a well structured practice)”. I thought he was mad. We now find ourselves turning Doctors away!

It is without hesitation I recommend the services of Health and Life under the wings of David Dahm.

Kindest Regards

Dr Rod Willet principal of Jimboomba Junction Family Practice

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  • 2011 Telstra SA MYOB Small Business and Social Responsibility National Award Finalist
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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 (

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.