Dr. Robert Chapman’s Farewell

After more than three years of service at Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, Dr. Chapman announced that he will be retiring from his role as Medical Director. Dr. Chapman’s efforts to recruit volunteer medical providers throughout the community and expand services available for LVIM patients has been integral to fulfilling LVIM’s mission of providing high quality medical care to the working uninsured of Polk County. The recent additions of much needed screening services, such as colonoscopies, low dose CT scans, and sleep studies to screen for sleep apnea, would not have been possible without Dr. Chapman’s efforts.

“It has been a pleasure and honor to serve as Medical director at Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine. The position has been wonderful and has afforded me the ability to work for a most noble cause,” stated Dr. Chapman. “I couldn’t have asked for a better place to work.”

Regarding plans for retirement, Dr. Chapman looks forward to traveling and spending time with family members and friends across the country. He pledged his continued support of LVIM and intends to continue seeing patients as a volunteer medical provider.

The position of Medical Director will be filled by Dr. Fred Schreiber, MD beginning January 1st, 2020. Dr. Schreiber received his doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and his background includes over 35 years at Watson Clinic as a Hematologist and Oncologist.  In addition, Dr. Schreiber has been volunteering at LVIM for over three years in this specialty.  Dr. Chapman expressed his confidence that his successor will be an excellent addition to the LVIM team. With the addition of Dr. Schreiber, Dr. Chapman said, “LVIM is getting an upgrade.”