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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.

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

Editorials / July/August 2015

“How’s my favorite patient doing today?” “Oh, I’m fine, doctor, thanks for asking.” “This is awkward, but I wasn’t talking about you, Mrs Smith. I was just wondering if you’d seen her.” I love to tease my... Read More

Editorials / June 2015

"Genetically modified wheat is so harmful that it causes insects to explode.” I remember a wise older physician defining the word “factoid” in medical school. He explained that factoids in every way resemble a fact... Read More

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