David Black started his career in health care as a pharmacist. He graduated at the age of 21 after completing a 4 year course at the College of Pharmacy in Melbourne.
Just before his 22nd birthday he married Ruth and some time later was the proud father of three daughters and one son. He managed several pharmacies and then went into private practice with Ruth as his sales assistant. Over the years, he opened 4 pharmacies, the last one being in North Balwyn. David was in pharmacy practice for 23 years when he decided to make a sea change of his life and went back to studies.
It was not easy to re-learn mathematics, physics and chemistry and sometimes he wondered if he had made the right choice. However, he had always been deeply interested in the concept of natural medicine and he had a strong belief that the body could heal itself, given the right conditions.
He had always been deeply interested in the concept of natural medicine and he had a strong belief that the body could heal itself.
This belief fitted exactly with the philosophy of chiropractic and he was determined to continue.
He graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic 32 years ago and has been busy in both clinics since. Michael Black commenced the chiropractic course some two years before David and for several years, the father and son were students together at Phillip Institute of Technology.
David has always felt some amusement when some of his patients would say to him “How nice it is that your son has followed in your footsteps to become a chiropractor.” He has proudly told them that Michael graduated two years before him and could be regarded as the senior partner!
Keeping up to Date
David Black continues with his studies and regularly attends seminars and chiropractic conferences to keep up to date with the latest of information.
By the way, he still maintains his current pharmacy registration and says that he is proud to be associated with his former profession.