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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 / 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

Editorials / May 2015

Huddled in a pathetic little ball I was wracked by another coughing spasm as I looked out over the cold, wet Paris night. Feeling like the urchin from Les Misérables, I fought the chills and rigors, hoping for... Read More

Editorials / April 2015

I sprang into action when the loud voice reverberated through the hospital corridors. Grabbing my white coat I sprinted down the hall, stethoscope trailing in my jet stream, startled visitors and knowing staff scattered... Read More

Editorials / March 2015

A few months ago I began to receive e-mails from Fraser Health concerning discharge summaries. Previously, entering a patient’s details about his or her hospital stay by hand on the form provided had been acceptable.... Read More

Editorials / December 2014

What can I do for you, Bob?” “Doc, I need a note saying I can’t work due to the pain from my accident. I sit at a desk and my neck starts to tighten after a while. Hey, Doc, why are you wearing that neck brace?”... Read More