David M. Player, MD
Founder, Chairman and Principal
Health by Design was founded in 1982 by Dr. David M. Player, a San Antonio nephrologist. Dr. Player’s vision was to teach patients a lifestyle of wellness and provide an opportunity to obtain preventive care through trusted physician/patient relationships. Dr. Player received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine with a sub-specialty in Nephrology. He received his specialty training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. During his career as a nephrologist, he cared for thousands of patients with diabetes and kidney disease and was involved in the care of nearly 2000 patients with kidney and heart transplants. Dr. Player serves as a medical advisor and personal physician to many high-level corporate executives throughout Texas. He also provides medical consultative services to leading regional and national health insurance companies.