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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 / 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

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