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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.

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

Editorials / November 2011

I’m afraid I’m not a very good Canadian. I don’t eat much back bacon, seldom wear a toque and don’t really like the way our great late novelist, Robertson Davies, writes. He uses a fifty dollar word when a five cent... Read More

Editorials / October 2011

““Hey Dad, how’s the new car?”    “Not so good,” he replies.  “There’s a red light flashing on the dashboard.” “How is it running?” I ask. “Fine. I only notice the light when I get out and lock... Read More

Editorials / September 2011

“Whack!” That was the sound of the sucker punch contacting my skull. Those who know me well would likely suggest more of a hollow sound. Perhaps thunk would be better.  I wrote an editorial, “Pinch me,” in the... Read More