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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 / April 2009

“Hey doc, how much omega-3 should I take?” Is it just me, or do the rest of you know everything about vitamins and alternative remedies? Everyone, including some physicians, seems to jump on the bandwagon and encourage... Read More

Editorials / March 2009

I recently attended a conference in Toronto that got me thinking about medical conferences in general. Like, why do we attend? Education? To enhance travel plans? To mix with colleagues? Or just to get away from the... Read More

Editorials / December 2008

I read an article in the newspaper recently stating that the new president of the Canadian Medical Association, Dr Robert Ouellet, during his inaugural address, had called for an increased private sector role in... Read More

Editorials / November 2008

As a full-service family practitioner, I often feel like the guy from Star Trek. No, not Kirk, nor Spock, Bones, or Scotty. Not even Sulu. No, the other guy. You know the one—the guy who is assigned to be part... Read More

Editorials / September 2008

I read the history of the BCMJ recently and noted in 88 years of publication, first as the Vancouver Medical Association Bulletin, then as the BCMJ, there have only been six editors. JAW or Dr Jim Wilson (aka Cuddles)... Read More

Book cover for Principles of Internal Medicine
News / July/August 2008

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th edition. Edited by  A.S. Fauci, MD, E. Braunwald, MD, D.L. Kasper, MD, et al. Toronto: McGraw Hill, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-146633-2. Hardcover, 2754 pages plus... Read More