"Dr. Chapeskie began his post-secondary education with the intention of becoming a teacher. He changed paths and went into medicine, receiving his medical doctorate from the University of Toronto, Canada. He has always incorporated his desire to be an educator into his medical practice. Dr. Chapeskie believes that a patient who understands his/her health conditions is far better able to actively participate in their own healthcare. He is excited that UNISON FAMILY MEDICINE allows even more opportunity to educate and inform patients regarding their health issues. Dr. Chapeskie has specialized in Family Medicine for over 30 years, practicing first in Victoria, British Columbia and then in Tucson, AZ after relocating in 1995. He consistently strives to maintain his knowledge base and keep up with the ever-advancing field of medicine. He has received awards from the Canadian College of Family Physicians and the British Columbia Medical Association for obtaining the highest marks in the country on his Canadian Family Practice Certification exam. He has consistently scored in the top 1% on his American Board of Family Medicine Certification/ Recertification examinations. On his most recent exam in 2014, he received a perfect score of 800."
"I wanted to create a practice that truly puts the patient first. One that focuses on the needs of the patient, not those of the insurance companies. Patients need easier and faster access to care. Patients need more of my time. They need more time for management of their medical problems and more time to focus on prevention and lifestyle guidance. In order to accomplish this, I have structured Unison Family Medicine as a concierge/membership practice. Concierge Medicine is a growing trend which began in the 1990’s. It allows for more personalized healthcare and more focus on wellness by limiting practice size to several hundred patients. I chose the name Unison because it describes how I envision my doctor-patient relationships. I feel that in order to achieve optimal overall health outcomes, the patient and I need to truly work together as a team. In Unison. Dr. Alan Chapeskie, MD"