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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 / October 2010

I recently attended a patient self-management seminar. The idea is to involve patients in their own care, thereby increasing the chance that they will actually make appropriate lifestyle changes. After completing the... Read More

Editorials / September 2010

I’m not a fan of cancer (or the Canucks either if I think about it). However, both of these have a way of affecting my life. The Canucks I can’t do anything about (can anyone?) but I chose the Ride to Conquer Cancer as... Read More

Editorials / July/August 2010

How did I become so jaded and untrusting? I was recently sitting in a meeting discussing the possibility of our local GPs forming a division of family practice when I found myself wondering what the government’s real... Read More

Editorials / June 2010

I think I am a nuisance. Now, before you all jump up and shout in agreement, I’m not talking about that irritating, pain-in-the-ass, thinks-he’s-funny kind of nuisance. I’m talking about being a nuisance to my health... Read More

Editorials / May 2010

“Hey Bob, get dressed, the jig is up.” “Tell me it isn’t true, Doc, what happened?” “They’ve put up the signs.” “OMG, not the signs!” “Afraid so, Bob. I know things haven’t been very good at home with the... Read More

Editorials / March 2010

It’s not really that impressive—painted concrete walls, nondescript rooms, lighted hallways. Simple enough, but when put together in the right proportions it makes up my hospital. It is a very generic building, but I... Read More

Editorials / January/February 2010

Do those skin suits come in extra large?”“Why do you ask?” “Duh, because I drink too much beer.” “No, I mean why do you want one?” “Well, I want to rent one.” “You can’t rent a bobsled.” “Why not, my taxes helped... Read More

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