Dr John D’Arcy

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Dr John D’Arcy is Australia’s original television doctor, leading the way in health care information and broadcasting.

Dr John D’Arcy is Australia’s original television doctor, leading the way in health care information and broadcasting. His position as the ‘most trusted and well-loved oracle of family medicine’ on Australian television has been earned over more than 30 years on our screens. A mind so full of knowledge combined with a genuine passion for a good old yarn means Dr John is never one to sit still.

He studied medicine at The University of Sydney and has practiced far afield. In 1975 he worked as a doctor at The Holy Family Hospital at Qui Nhon in Vietnam where he and his wife, Wendy were evacuated just before the fall of Saigon. He gained the Diploma of Obstetrics in the UK from the Royal College of Obstetricians and practiced on the Isle of Wight. John’s interest in medicine in developing countries saw him spend three years in general practice at Goroka in the highlands of PNG where he established its first private medical practice, providing quality medicine for all the region, both indigenous and expat. He finally settled, as a family physician, in Sydney where he could see the community benefit of combining evidenced based medicine with a media presence.

Dr John began as a producer and presenter for Seven News and was the first medical practitioner appointed to an Australian newsroom. Dr John become a household face and name in his role as a presenter on the iconic, top-rating science series Beyond 2000 in the 80’s and 90’s. Dr John D’Arcy is a sought-after keynote speaker and he regularly presents at Australian and International forums which seek to promote good health awareness and sound public health policy. He has an excellent relationship with The Pharmacy Guild and in spreading the value of ‘Shared Care’ between doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals.

He continues to advise us as medical editor for the Seven Network’s ‘Sunrise’, ‘Sunday Night’ and regular medical expert on ‘Today Tonight’ and ‘Daily Edition’. On radio, his program ‘Health Check’, is heard every weekday throughout Australia on the Macquarie Southern Cross radio network. Dr John assists in the production and presentation of Drive Time Medical, a bi-monthly family medicine training program for doctors throughout Australia. John works closely with his partners Australian Hearing, The Sony Foundation and The Colo-Rectal Foundations. He is a Board Member for The Institute of Immunology and Allergy Research.

There is no slowing down for this medical media veteran. Dr John and his wife Wendy have four children, he loves sailing, good books and great Aussie tucker and, when handed a rake, loves gardening.


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