David Morris, MD
Chief Medical Officer, AAHIVS
Whether patients come to DAP Health specifically for HIV Care, or are HIV-negative and looking for high-quality primary health care, David and his skilled staff of doctors, nurses, and assistants are here to serve the residents of Coachella Valley. David maintains an ongoing, nationwide search for his Dream Team to help ensure DAP Health continues offering quality health care at every stage of adult life.
David takes pride in his service to the LGBTQ+ and straight communities. His calm personality, deepened by a natural sensitivity to providing stigma-free care, is a great fit for DAP Health. These traits translate into a comforting manner of assurance to his patients who feel confident that their care is in good hands. David's patients bond with him over his excellent current, progressive, and integrated approach to their medical care and his ability to build trust with them through honest, clear communication.
Before joining DAP Health in 2016, David was Medical Director and Attending Physician at Pride Medical, an LGBTQ+-oriented clinic in Atlanta, from 1999 to 2015. He is a certified HIV Specialist and Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician with a proven commitment to the medical excellence of hospital and outpatient clinical experience.
David attended medical school at the Emory University, School of Medicine in Atlanta and did his residency at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. His certification and licensure includes the American Board of Family Medicine; American Academy of HIV-Medicine; California (Physician’s) Medical License, (Medical Board of California); and Georgia Physician’s Medical License.
David has been a part of missions to El Salvador, where he did research on the effect of chiropractic adjustments in lowering blood pressure, as well as volunteering with Doctors/Surgeons Without Borders in Colombia. He also volunteered with Dr. Robert Grant of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation on “Ending the Epidemic with PEP and PrEP.” Among his research projects at DAP Health are HRA/Anal Dysplasia and Treating Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea.
“At the end of the day, my professional commitment is pretty simple: I want DAP to provide a safe place for our patients to be well, healthy, and happy.”
DAP Health clinicians, including Dr. Morris, provide the latest HIV/AIDS treatments in a safe, judgement free environment. They are skilled in working with LGBTQ+ individuals to craft treatments that work and enhance their patients' quality of life. Services includes HIV testing; STI screening; linkage to care; HIV medications, including antiretrovirals, PEP and PrEP; patient education; mental health services; dental services; and more.