About James


Dr James Best

James Best lives and works on the beautiful south coast of NSW with his wife and youngest son Sam.
Sam was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, aged three, in 2004.

James has been a general practitioner for over twenty five years, and his medical practice has a special focus on child development, child behaviour, parenting and children with disabilities.

He has been widely published in medical and mainstream publications on these and other child health topics. In 2015 Sam and James travelled for 6 months through Africa to help Sam develop life skills, an adventure that was featured on Australian Story in 2017, and also documented in James’ book Sam’s Best Shot, published by Allen & Unwin.