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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 / January/February 2016

“Mr Smith, I realize that with your advancing age you’ve been having some trouble with your memory, so is it okay if I ask you a few questions?” “Sure doc.” “Mr Smith, are the Canucks going to win the Stanley Cup... Read More

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Editorials / November 2016

“Take the coast road. It’s in way better condition and much nicer to drive.” This was the e-mail advice I received from the nice woman at the hotel in Amalfi, Italy, in response to my query as to the best method of... Read More

Disabled stalls in a parking lot
Editorials / October 2016

“Excuse me, are you wearing one of those new Fitbits?” I asked a healthy looking woman in her 40s while shopping. “Oh, yes, I am. Not only is it stylish but it tracks my activity. I do between 5000 and 10 000 steps... Read More

Two doctors debate an issue
Editorials / September 2016

Recently our profession has faced a number of controversial issues—physician-assisted dying, narcotic prescribing for nonmalignant pain, and the use of medicinal marijuana to name a few. I’m not an expert on any of... Read More

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Editorials / July/August 2016

Fifty came and went and I smiled to myself as presbyopia was nowhere to be seen; then came 51. I distinctly remember the day those tiny sutures were in focus from afar but so indistinct close up. The Modern Man three... Read More

Editorials / December 2015

“How did your appointment with the specialist go, Mrs Smith?” “He told me that he is the best physician west of the Rockies, which makes me wonder if he really is.” The best definition I’ve found for humility is “... Read More