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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.

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Editorials / July/August 2018

In a recent proclamation of Family Doctor Day, the BC government states that family physicians lead the delivery of accessible health care, strengthen the capacity and overall quality of the health care system, and... Read More

Editorials / November 2017

As I put my thoughts down in writing, the seasons are changing and there is a chill in the air. Many of the physicians in our hospitals are also feeling a chill in the air with respect to our hospitals and health... Read More

Editorials / March 2017

I need to preface this editorial with a huge disclaimer: I am wholly unqualified to opine on the subject of mothers in medicine. Let’s see if I can write this without putting the proverbial foot in the mouth. I teach... Read More

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Editorials / June 2016

I lied. I lied to my wife. It’s out in the open now, so I can talk about it. She celebrated a special birthday this year and, because she is the Queen of Surprise Parties, I felt the need to throw her a surprise... Read More

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