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David B. Chapman, MBChB

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Dr Chapman joined the BCMJ Editorial Board in 2008. He is a full-service family physician in Langley, and a clinical instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Dr Chapman has privileges in general practice and obstetrics at Langley Memorial Hospital, and sits on the board of directors of the Langley Division of Family Practice. Dr Chapman is interested in “cradle to grave” family medicine, obstetrics, and physicians' health. His extracurricular pursuits include reading, exercising, investing, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.

A father and son walk together on a rocky shore.
Editorials / March 2024

After a few years in practice, I witnessed some of my older colleagues give up their hospital privileges. I recall listening to their stories at the time. They did not express any joy in their work. They were... Read More

A stethoscope sits on top of a distinguished-looking notebook
Editorials / September 2022


Dr Richardson, never afraid to get his hands dirty. Let me start by saying that he will cringe when he reads this. He has a hard time hearing nice things said about him, but as hard... Read More

A senior sits down, holding a cane
Editorials / June 2022

Morale of the average family physician of the longitudinal full-service variety is at a very low level in our province. In fact, fatigue from the pandemic, demands from stressed patients, increased paperwork, and rising... Read More

A doctor wearing a mask
Editorials, COVID-19 / May 2020

31 March 2020 By the time this editorial, written at the end of March, makes it to print, it will be hopelessly out of date. I hope that my fears today do not become our reality when this is read in the May issue of... Read More

A doctor looks outside reflectively
Editorials / September 2019

It’s interesting to me to think about the patients who have left an imprint on my life. What did they have in common that causes me to remember them? What part of our relationship is so memorable for me, and why?... Read More