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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 general practitioner 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 Memorial Hospital Foundation. Dr Chapman is interested in “cradle to grave” family practice and obstetrics, and his extracurricular pursuits include reading, gardening, investing, traveling to sunny destinations, and spending time with family.

Editorials / September 2013

When one arrives in a new country, the learning curve is steep. Though I came from an English-speaking country, much of the language in Canada was new to me. For example, in South Africa, drivers drive on the road (... Read More

Editorials / April 2012

Not long ago I attended the annual medical staff dinner of our local hospital. It was open to all physicians on staff at our hospital, along with their partners. In years past these gatherings used to be quite large,... Read More

Editorials / November 2010

We are approaching the end of an era at our community hospital. As you read this line, you may be expecting a lament on the death of the full-service family physician. The family doctor who has an office practice,... Read More

Editorials / March 2010

A family vacation is a time to leave the office behind, a time to relax, a time to reconnect with one’s family and, if one is away from home, it could be a time to have an adventure. It is a time to lose oneself,... Read More

Editorials / June 2009

I often wonder how mothers do it. How do they seem to have enough time in the day for everything they have to accomplish? Do they wake up really early, stay awake really late, or both? Who taught them to juggle so (... Read More

Editorials / October 2008

Fifty years ago, as we have read (ad nauseam), the British Columbia Medical Journal was born. Fifty years ago, I was not yet born; I was not even a twinkle in my father’s eye! I arrived on the scene when the Journal was... Read More