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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 / 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

Editorials / July/August 2014

“Hey Bob, what can I do for you?" “Doc, I’m afraid I’m gibbled.” This response got me thinking nostalgically about words and phrases from my youth and about how everything changes, including language. Those of us... Read More