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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.

A doctor prepares a vaccine
Editorials / November 2018

This year, as another flu season begins, I’m going to try a different approach with my patients to conserve all the energy I expend trying to educate them (see my editorial in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue, “Of rhinos and flu... Read More

A hand is shown checking off a box on a survey
Editorials / September 2018

“Hey DRR, we did a study and the conclusion is that you are incompetent.” “While this may be true, can I enquire as to your study design?” “We did a survey study and 67% of respondents agree that you aren’t fit to... Read More

Dr David Esler and Dr Robert Vroom
News / June 2018

As the saying goes, “time waits for no one,” or something like that. I wish it had waited a little longer as, not without a little sadness, the BCMJ Editorial Board is saying goodbye to Dr Robert Vroom. Dr Vroom has... Read More

Gel electrophoresis for DNA analysis
Editorials / June 2018

“Hey Doc, what are you going to do to help me? I’m at risk for obesity, gout, diabetes, gallstones, heart disease, and kidney disease.” “Bob, despite the fact that obesity is already more of a fact than a risk for... Read More

Editorials / May 2018

I’m overdue for a good rant. Synonyms for the word rant include shout, wild, impassioned, fulminate, vociferate, diatribe, sound off, spout, pontificate, bluster, tirade, yell, and bellow. Who wouldn’t feel better after... Read More

A window covered in raindrops; the shape of a sun has been made within the water
Editorials / April 2018

By the time this editorial is published I will have survived another winter. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love living in British Columbia and particularly the Lower Mainland. I have called it home since preschool, and... Read More