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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 / 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

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