About Dr David Beaumont

Dr David has a fire
in his belly.

Dr David believes good health is the fast track to better living. Talking about a wholistic approach to medicine lights him up; he is energised by change and driven by the possibilities of an integrated approach. His life’s work has culminated in a vision to inspire a different point of view. His mission is to get you in the driver’s seat of your own health, and to invite like-minded doctors to come on the journey with him, to practice to a new model.

Dr David is a thinker. He makes sense of the complexities of the medical environment with logic, empathy and experience. David’s ethos is firmly grounded in medicine. General Practice and occupational medicine paved the way to a better understanding of what people actually need.

Reinventing the way forward is now his focus.

David’s philosophical approach to health aligns with Te Whare Tapa Wha, the Maori model of health. Te Whare Tapa Wha principles involve every domain of life: physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual/existential wellbeing. A wholistic approach, driven by self-empowerment, leads to meaningful results.

About Dr David Beaumont

The Back Story.

David started out in general practice. He spent 12 years practising as a GP before specialising in workplace health, as an Occupational Physician. He moved to Central Otago, in New Zealand, with his family in 2006 and after one year working as a GP in a local practice, David’s entrepreneurial drive kicked in, and he started an occupational medicine consultancy business called Fit For Work.

His work has largely involved addressing workers’ health by helping employers and insurance companies focus on the wellbeing issues affecting individuals and groups of workers. He has specialised in managing complex cases. He enables a sustainable return to work by facilitating improved communication and a cohesive way forward. In short, to make complex simple.

Fit For Work was a highly successful operation and Dr David left the business in good hands in 2019 with around 100 doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and vocational consultants at the helm.

A smarter approach to health gave Dr David a mighty itch to scratch. In late 2019 he embarked on the Positive Medicine journey.

About Dr David Beaumont

Leading the way.

Dr David has worked at the cutting edge of occupational medicine in Australasia.

He was the President of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) 2014-2016, the professional body for specialist occupational physicians in New Zealand and Australia. He held the position of Chair of the AFOEM Faculty Policy and Advocacy Committee, and was a member for 10 years. He led the Faculty project resulting in the adoption of the Consensus Statement on the Health Benefits of Work in both New Zealand and Australia.

As Chair of the reference group of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Dr David led the development of Employment, Poverty and Health – a Statement of Principles. This document identifies the steps that doctors can take to positively influence the social determinants of health for their patients.

Dr David developed and published this consensus statement in 2003, focused on the effects of poor communication between GPs and occupational health professionals.

RACP Congress Lead Follow: In Sydney, 2018 and Auckland, 2019 Dr David was responsible for the programme for the annual conference for 1,000 specialist doctors.

He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Sheffield University, awarded with Honours. Dr David has published several journal articles and his book Positive Medicine: a doctor’s journey will be released mid 2020.

The culmination of his work has resulted in a new model of medical practice, Positive Medicine, and the tool it provides to empower people to develop Whole Life Health™.

About Dr David Beaumont

On the weekend.

David lives and plays in Cromwell, Central Otago in New Zealand. At the weekend you will find David riding his bike on the stunning shores of Lake Dunstan or photographing the landscape.

David enjoys a local Pinot and spending time with his friends and family. He is the proud father of an adult son and daughter and extra dad to his partner’s 9 and 12 year old. The weekends also provide time for quiet thinking, reading and deep consideration of the plan ahead.

Although David likes to relax, global health is never far from his mind. He is always chewing on a new idea, thinking about people, and how to make their lives better.

On his journey he has met with many inspiring people, and he enjoys staying connected and looking for opportunities to help them fulfil their purpose.


Your Life, Your Health.

Are you ready to take control of your own health?