Gary Richardson, M.D. was born and raised in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He completed early medical training in Johannesburg, graduating in 1989. Immigrating to Canada in 1992, Dr. Richardson spent 5 years in Saskatoon in full-time emergency medicine at Royal University Hospital. Dr. Richardson moved to Nanaimo in 1998 and practiced family medicine until joining the EDGEWOOD team as Director of Medical Services in 2002. Dr. Richardson obtained his ASAM certification in 2004 and is actively involved in professional addiction education and training at EDGEWOOD.