We provide accounting, tax, practice management and health care consulting solutions for Medical, Dental, Allied Health and Elite Sports People

Very informative – hopefully I can retain all the valuable knowledge

Marathon effort for one presentation – and remaining fresh and enthusiastic was impressive!

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, 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


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Accreditation Standards Vs Legal Standards

Lots to think about

Excellent knowledge and very relevant

I have heard David on other topics and that is why I and other staff attended

Excellent knowledge and very relevant

Best Practice Benchmarking and Budgeting

Very informative & Enjoyable

Very informative – hopefully I can retain all the valuable knowledge

Efficient Practices

Very knowledgeable – there is so much I don’t know that I didn’t know I need to know!

Excellent presentation

Presentation was very informative

GST for Medical Receptionist

The examples David used made it easier to understand

Straight to the point, easy to follow and very well presented

Well presented, well covered, wouldn’t change anything

Human Resources Issues

So much that I can do!

I could listen to you talk for hours

Practice Assessments

a great organisation to deal with, extremely professional and very knowledgeable..

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.

Practice Management Beyond 2000

Thanks. An excellent seminar

Marathon effort for one presentation – and remaining fresh and enthusiastic was impressive!

Excellent, valuable information. Liked the discussion’ (Strategic Planning)

Excellent talk. Thoroughly recommended’ (Future Models of Private Practice) ‘Another excellent talk’ (Recruitment of Doctors) ‘Well structured and relevant talk’ (Financial Benchmarking)

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!

I now understand how our business operates the way it does, why we do things in a particular way and not in another way, e.g. trust structures.

The session has made me think about how we are utilizing our nursing staff. I wished one of our GP principals was there as I know they would have benefited from the session.

I have already been onto our practice solicitors this morning about relevant information received at the seminar.

Good food, good company, good presenters – A fantastic day

Can you find me a doctor! ‘I now understand how our business operates the way it does, why we do things in a particular way and not in another way, e.g. trust structures.

Privacy Laws

Very informative – made it a lot easier to understand

Very talented and well spoken presenter. Very informative

One of the best I’ve attended. Mr Dahm is an excellent presenter and made what could be a tedious topic, interesting


I love it

I said to my boss I would resign if we did not get it.

Successful Recruitment Retention of Doctors

this information would be extremely relevant to all GP registrars and in fact all doctors

great to listen to & deals with peoples questions with time & great knowledge

David was a great speaker, very knowledgeable

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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.