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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 / October 2017

When I enter my office examination rooms, patients are often interacting with their smart phones. My demographic (let’s call them the old-timers) are usually playing solitaire or some other game. I often ask the younger... Read More

Editorials / September 2017

“Hey neighbor, just going to spread some carcinogens around. Hope that’s okay, but it’s not like you can stop me anyway.” Like many of us, I love summer evenings spent lounging on my deck, but I live in a condominium... Read More

Editorials / July/August 2017

“This hundred-year-old female was admitted feeling poorly. We didn’t do much, but she felt a bit better after a few days and went home.” It is possible that I once produced a discharge summary similar to the one... Read More

Editorials / January/February 2017

“So, Bob, did you receive your flu shot yet?” “Doc, I don’t want one because last year that shot gave me the flu.” “What do you mean?” “Well, 2 days after my visit I came down with a runny nose and a cough.” “You... Read More

Editorials / December 2017

“Hey Doc, I hope you don’t mind that I looked you up?”“Bob, are you stalking me again?”“No, I checked you out online at that Rate-Your-MD thingy.”In case you have been living without Internet access in a cave somewhere... Read More

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