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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 2012

A highway of paper crosses the desks of all physicians on a daily basis, but I recently re­ceived a document from my health authority (HA) that stood out. Perhaps you’ve received something similar—if so, I would... Read More

Editorials / October 2012

"I’m like a horse that smells the barn,” was the response I got to the quizzical stare I directed at my new running partner. He had just done a reasonable Usain Bolt impression after struggling for most of our lunch-... Read More

Editorials / September 2012

The ringing in my left ear gradually diminished as the Harley faded into the distance. On a beautiful summer day (which was rare at the writing of this editorial) I was out cycling along a peaceful country road when... Read More

Letters / July/August 2012

On behalf of the Editorial Board, I would like to thank Dr Sehmer for his letter. He obviously cares deeply about the BCMJ, as we do, and we take his concerns seriously. In fact, we agree with everything he says,... Read More

Editorials / July/August 2012

I beat the vulture. By “beat” I mean that I slapped its wing at the top of Doomsday Hill while running the annual Bloomsday run in Spokane, Washington.  I had come to Spokane with a physician friend to attend a... Read More

Editorials / June 2012

I was recently asked to give a talk on physician health with a focus on exercise, which got me thinking about obesity and inactivity. General perception is that obesity is the bigger evil but this assumption has been... Read More

Editorials / May 2012

In the summer of 2010 my relative almost died from pseudomembranous colitis when treated with antibiotics for a postoperative pneumonia at a Fraser Health facility. I rationalized that the spread of Clostridium... Read More

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