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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 / July/August 2011

As physicians we see humanity at its greatest and, I had thought until recently, at its lowest. However, after a holiday that included numerous airplane trips I’ve changed my mind. People are at their worst, without a... Read More

Editorials / June 2011

“Every morning, I thank God I am alive and I thank God I have a job.” I was recently on a cruise floating down the beautiful Rhine River when I heard these words. The staff aboard were mostly from eastern European... Read More

Editorials / May 2011

Due to the structural integrity of our Cheez Whiz-reinforced DNA, the baby boomer generation is going to last for a while, creating a problem. As this huge demographic wave hits retirement, our med­ical system is going... Read More

Editorials / March 2011

Privilege is defined as a right or benefit enjoyed by a person beyond the advantages of most, which is often a source of pleasure to that individual. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about hospital privileges.... Read More

Editorials / October 2010

I recently attended a patient self-management seminar. The idea is to involve patients in their own care, thereby increasing the chance that they will actually make appropriate lifestyle changes. After completing the... Read More

Editorials / September 2010

I’m not a fan of cancer (or the Canucks either if I think about it). However, both of these have a way of affecting my life. The Canucks I can’t do anything about (can anyone?) but I chose the Ride to Conquer Cancer as... Read More