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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 / 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

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