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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 / 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

Editorials / June 2014

This time of year many patients bring me the disability tax credit form to fill out. Advised by their helpful accountant, they are sure they qualify for preferential treatment due to their chronic hangnail or halitosis... Read More

Editorials / March 2014

"Dr Richardson speaking, how may I direct your call?” “Um, this is Bob Smith and my mom is in room 408, bed 2, and I was wondering how she is doing?” “I will page the nurse, Mr Smith, and ask her to speak with you... Read More

Editorials / December 2013

“Doc, can I get a sick note for work? I need one if I’m off for more than 3 days.” “But Bob, you don’t look sick.” “You should have seen me last week. I could hardly get out of bed.” “Well, why didn’t you come... Read More

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