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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.

Editorials / May 2016

I recently filled out a number of forms for one of my palliative patients. For those uninitiated in this process, there are quite a few boxes to complete, and in my case I forgot to enter the diagnosis in one of them.... Read More

Editorials / December 2016

It was a dark and stormy night—at least it was while I was writing this editorial in late October. Hopefully by the time these words are published our neighbors to the south will have made history by electing their... Read More

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