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David R. Richardson, MD

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Dr David Richardson joined the BCMJ Editorial Board in 2006, and became editor of the Journal in August 2008. 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.

Editorials / September 2012

The ringing in my left ear gradually diminished as the Harley faded into the distance. On a beautiful summer day (which was rare at the writing of this editorial) I was out cycling along a peaceful country road when... Read More

Letters / July/August 2012

On behalf of the Editorial Board, I would like to thank Dr Sehmer for his letter. He obviously cares deeply about the BCMJ, as we do, and we take his concerns seriously. In fact, we agree with everything he says,... Read More

Editorials / July/August 2012

I beat the vulture. By “beat” I mean that I slapped its wing at the top of Doomsday Hill while running the annual Bloomsday run in Spokane, Washington.  I had come to Spokane with a physician friend to attend a... Read More

Editorials / June 2012

I was recently asked to give a talk on physician health with a focus on exercise, which got me thinking about obesity and inactivity. General perception is that obesity is the bigger evil but this assumption has been... Read More

Editorials / May 2012

In the summer of 2010 my relative almost died from pseudomembranous colitis when treated with antibiotics for a postoperative pneumonia at a Fraser Health facility. I rationalized that the spread of Clostridium... Read More

Editorials / March 2012

An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase used to represent the whole for con­venience or to improve comprehen­sion. Example: LMFAO (if you don’t know who or what this stands for, ask your kids or check... Read More

Editorials / January/February 2012

"Your password will expire in 10 days; do you want to change it?” This message flash­ed on the computer screen at the hospital when I tried to log on.  It is a little like asking “You are going to expire in 10... Read More

Editorials / December 2011

“Understand that this is not a dress rehearsal, this is it, your life. Face your fears and live your dreams.” —Jonathan Blais I wrote about Jonathan Blais, aka Blazeman, in a previous editorial [BCMJ 2009;51:421].... Read More