If there were an award for “Best Bedside Manner”, Doc Dave would win it every year. An award-winning syndicated newspaper columnist and author of “The Doctor is In(sane)” (2009), Doc Dave's gift for communication with patients and readers alike is unparalleled. In addition to his work as a physician and author, he also is co-host of the popular syndicated radio program “Wisequacks.”
Doc Dave has a passion for adventure and throughout his career he finds ways to incorporate it into his working life. In 1995 he lived in the jungles of Vanuatu where for eight months he was the sole doctor and bush surgeon to 30,000 people on a remote South Pacific island called Tanna. He is also a former Canadian Air Force doctor, serving in the 1991 Persian Gulf War aboard the HMCS Huron. He is an avid outdoorsman and whitewater enthusiast, flew Sea King helicopters and has survived being a leader in the Canadain Boy Scouts for 14 years.
He is also a true Canuck with a dedication to the sport of hockey, coaching at the highest level for 12 years as well as landing in the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the highest scoring defenceman in the longest hockey game in history. He plays twice a week to maintain his girlish figure.
Doc Dave was an Olympic Games track team doctor in Atlanta in 1996 and was also Medical Director for gymnastics in the Commonwealth Games in 1994. He has served as team doctor for the Canadian Junior National Rugby Team and the Victoria Salsa Hockey Team.
Dr. Dave lives, practices and plays hockey in Victoria, B.C., Canada.