Dan was a doctor at the rehabilitation facility where Matt Fielding went to be treated after getting hooked on drugs. Although he and Matt didn't hit it off at first, mostly due to Matt's addiction, feelings slowly began to develop between the two of them.
When Dan became abusive, however, the relationship fell apart. He hit Matt several times, to the point where Jake Hanson and Billy Campbell became worried about Matt. However, after Matt was knocked through a glass table, Peter Burns stepped in and threatened Dan's job if he didn't get help for his anger issues.