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David R. Richardson, MD

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Dr David Richardson joined the BCMJ Editorial Board in 2006, and was editor of the journal from August 2008 to May 2022. Dr Richardson has been a general practitioner in Langley since 1992 and is on active staff at Langley Hospital. His extracurricular activities include soccer, mountain biking, and competing as a triathlete.

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Editorials / May 2022

The questions my patients ask me have changed subtly over the years. Initially it was “Do you know you look too young to be a doctor?” Then that became “Why are you always so weird?” And lately it’s been “When are you... Read More

Two glasses of eggnog sit on a table
Editorials / December 2021

[15 November 2020] By the time this editorial is in print, you may be listening to Mariah sing about shunning her millions because all she really wants is you, while you sip mulled wine or eggnog. My scientific mind... Read More

A senior doctor sits in front of a computer, looking reflective
Editorials / October 2021

I remember once asking one of my retired patients what he had done for a living. When I found out he had been a college professor, I asked him what he taught. After a pensive pause, where he reflected on his teaching... Read More

A doctor prepares a syringe with the COVID-19 vaccine
Editorials, COVID-19 / July/August 2021

I was sitting in our back clinic office with a few other doctors when a colleague entered and said, “I’m so tired of talking about the COVID-19 vaccine.” We all laughed because I had said the same thing just a few... Read More