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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.

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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

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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

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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

Editorials / March 2018

I was an active child, or should I confess that perhaps “clumsy” would be a better description? I always seemed to be falling and would often lead with my least valuable body part—my head. I cut my chin jumping into a... Read More

News / December 2017

We would like to thank Dr Anne Clarke for her significant contribution to the BCMJ Editorial Board over the last 6 years. Dr Clarke has decided to broaden her career as an emergency physician by moving to... Read More