Dr. John Wade

Dr. John Wade

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. John Wade Bio

Dr. John Wade , Rheumatologist, Vancouver is a highly respected rheumatologist based in Canada who has made significant contributions to the field of rheumatology and the treatment of arthritis. He completed his medical studies at the University of British Columbia and Harvard Medical School, which provided him with a solid foundation in medical education. Upon returning to Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia,

Dr. John Wade , Rheumatologist, Vancouver dedicated his efforts to optimizing care for patients with arthritis and other inflammatory disorders. He believes that outstanding clinical and diagnostic assessment, coupled with advancements in therapeutics over the past decade, have significantly improved the lives of arthritis patients. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Wade has played a crucial role in training future generations of doctors.

Dr. John Wade , Rheumatologist, Vancouver has served as the Head of the Division of Rheumatology at Vancouver General Hospital and as the Post Graduate Medical Director in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. These positions allowed him to shape the education and training of medical students and residents, ensuring they receive the necessary knowledge and skills to provide excellent care to arthritis patients. Dr. Wade's commitment to education extends beyond his work with medical students and residents. Dr. John Wade , Rheumatologist, Vancouver has been actively involved in continuing medical education for over 20 years and believes that learning is a lifelong experience. He has chaired numerous local, national, and international medical meetings, focusing on both internal medicine and rheumatology. Through these efforts, Dr. Wade strives to enhance doctors' knowledge and skills to improve patient outcomes. At ARTUS Health Centre, Dr. John Wade , Rheumatologist, Vancouver and his colleagues work together to provide outstanding care for patients with arthritis. Their collective expertise and dedication ensure that patients receive the most up-to-date and effective treatments available. Dr. John Wade , Rheumatologist, Vancouver Is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada,  Canadian Rheumatology Association and the Canadian Medical Association

Dr. John Wade is a renowned rheumatologist and a leader in the field. His contributions to medical education, his commitment to advancing patient care, and his expertise in rheumatology have made a significant impact on the lives of arthritis. His ongoing research is in the areas of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis and the appropriate use of diagnostic tests in the management of connective tissue diseases.

 

A selection of Dr John Wades Videos : 

How do you Treat Pseudogout

Understanding and Diagnosing Pseudogout

Leflunomide and Pregnancy

Stopping Prednisone - How to Titrate Safely

Prednisone and Side Effects

Diagnosing Giant Cell Arteritis

What is Acetaminophen and When Is It Used?

What is The Importance of Vitamin D

The Symptoms of Giant Cell Arteritis

Treating Giant Cell Arteritis

Leflunomide and Side Effects

What is Vitamin D?

What is Calcium?

When Does A Patient Require Both Calcium and Vitamin D?

 

Key Words: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Psoriatic arthritis (PsA), Raynaud's phenomenon and  Hip replacement,  Atopic Dermatitis, Psoriatic Arthritis,Shoulder Arthritis, Cortisone Injections

 



If you are looking for local services or  treatment from your local rheumatologist   in the office or hospital from a Local Rheumatologist, contact a provider such as ( Dr. John Wade ) to inquire if they are accepting patients or you need a referral.   Phone number to book an appointment 604 875 1570  ( Dr. John Wade ) Is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Canadian Rheumatology Association of Canada 

The speaker in the video may have no association with ( Dr. John Wade, Local Rheumatologist Vancouver, BC ). 
( Dr. John Wade, Local Rheumatologist Vancouver, BC ), may talk about some of the conditions and some of the treatment options shown on the videos. Always talk with your Local Rheumatologist about the information you learnt from the videos in regards to Osteoarthritis Thumb Joint treatments and procedures the Local Rheumatologist could  perform and if they would be appropriate for you. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include joint pain, swelling and stiffness. At first, rheumatoid arthritis usually only attacks a few joints, but over time it affects more. Many people experience worse RA pain in the morning or after they’ve been sitting or lying down for awhile. It can also cause fatigue.

Health Talks:

Treatment Options for Knee Pain

Diagnosing and Managing Raynaud's Disease

Remember good information is the corner stone to understanding your condition that might reqiure  What is Prednisone or disease. Please contact ( Dr. John Wade, Local Rheumatologist Vancouver, BC ) to enquire if this health care provider is accepting new patients. Rheumatology NOW is part of the Now Health Network and its focus is on arthritis and arthritic conditions. Consult with Family Practice NOW to get a referral  to a local Rheumatologist  

In order to diagnose a patient with psoriatic arthritis, a physician will take a complete medical history and perform a physical examination. There are certain signs that a doctor or rheumatologist will look for, including dactylitis (swollen fingers and toes), painful joints and psoriasis.   Trouvez des informations ou des prouveurs locaux comme un rhumatologue local à montréal et à québec

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that causes pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. Affecting obesity about 1% of the population, it is one of the most common types of inflammatory arthritis. RA  is a systemic rheumatic disease, which means that it can affect the entire body. Osteoarthritis is most common in the joints of the knees, hips, hands, fingers, neck and spine, although it can affect any joint in the body. Osteoarthritis symptoms include pain, stiffness and swelling in joints, especially when getting up in the morning. If your OA is severe, you may feel pain for the entire day, or lose your ability to use the joint. Even five or ten pounds of weight loss significantly reduces the strain across a weight-bearing joint, and can improve pain and reduce the need for joint replacement in the future.

People with rheumatoid arthritis can improve their quality of life and quantity of life by controlling the disease.
But also there are lots of resources that can help people with rheumatoid arthritis function better. Your local arthritis organization can help show the local resources, but things like occupational therapists, physiotherapists, vocational counselors, social workers to help with work issues.There are people that can help with ergonomic issues at work, canes and crutches for weight-bearing joints that are required. So there are many resources to help people function better.
The most important thing to do to prevent rheumatoid arthritis is don't smoke, and if you do smoke, quit. If you have more questions about rheumatoid arthritis or if you think you have rheumatoid arthritis please ontact your healthcare provider.

It's important to note that gout is a manageable condition with proper treatment and lifestyle modifications, such as medication to control uric acid levels, dietary changes, weight management, and staying hydrated. If you suspect you have gout or are experiencing symptoms, it's best to consult a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management.

Lupus can affect multiple body systems, including the skin, joints, kidneys, heart, lungs, brain, and blood cells. Its symptoms can vary widely, and they can resemble those of other conditions, which can make diagnosis challenging. Common symptoms of lupus include joint pain, skin rashes (particularly a characteristic "butterfly" rash across the cheeks and nose), fatigue, fever, hair loss, chest pain, and sensitivity to sunlight.

If you suspect you may have lupus or are experiencing symptoms consistent with the disease, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional who can evaluate your symptoms, perform appropriate tests, and provide a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Why did you choose your current profession?

My father was a doctor.

Who influenced your profession choice the most?

My father influenced my choice of profession the most.

Education

  • University of British Columbia
    MD
    1976 - 1980
  • University of British Columbia
    Fellowship Royal College of Canada Internal Medicine 1985
    1981 - 1985
  • University of British Columbia
    1985 - 1986
    Fellowship training in Rheumatology one year
  • Harvard Medical School
    1986 - 1988
    Fellowship training in Rheumatology two years

Ratings for Dr. John Wade MD, FRCPC, Local Rheumatologist, Vancouver BC, Rheumatology NOW

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    Having a rheumatologist who is not only brilliant but also deeply dedicated to the well-being of his patients is invaluable. Dr. Wade's commitment to improving your quality of life and his genuine care for his patients as a humanitarian speaks volumes about his character and professionalism. Building such long-term relationships with healthcare providers can greatly contribute to continuity of care and overall patient satisfaction. It sounds like you're in excellent hands under Dr. Wade's care.
    Submitted: February 20, 2024
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    Happy with all the service and love Dr. John Wade MD, FRCPC Rheumatologists receptionist in Vancouver, BC
    Submitted: November 02, 2023
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    Cannot say enough good things about Dr John Wade Rheumatologist Vancouver
    Submitted: April 14, 2023
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    happy to Rate Dr. John Wade MD, FRCPC, Local Rheumatologist, Vancouver BC, Orthopedics NOW
    Submitted: March 08, 2023
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    Happy to rate Dr. John Wade MD, FRCPC, Local Rheumatologist as very good.
    Submitted: December 08, 2022
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    Very happy with all the service received from Dr. John Wade MD, FRCPC, Local Rheumatologist
    Submitted: November 09, 2022
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    Please pass this onto Dr. Stefanie Wade: Want to thank her for a cortisone shot last month that has taken away 100 per cent of pain from De Quervin's. I am sooo very grateful to her. She's my favourite person now in the whole world! Cheers, Barbara Yaffe May 16/22
    Submitted: May 17, 2022
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    Have been a patient of DR Wades for three years for RA and I find him to be informative, educated and caring. Would recommend Dr Wade to anyone in Vancouver looking for a good Rheumatologist. Janice.
    Submitted: April 04, 2018
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    Was refereed to Dr Wade by my family physician for RA and he has been good with education and understanding of my pain and discomfort. I would recommend Dr wade to anyone with the luck to get in to see him.
    Submitted: February 05, 2018
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    Have been seeing Dr John Wade for close to 5 years and in that time he has shown understanding and a level of expertise that has always impressed me. I would recommend both Dr Wade and his clinic to anyone looking for a higher level of care.
    Submitted: January 09, 2018
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    Have always been impressed with Dr. John Wade, Rheumatologist, Vancouver, BC level of education an materials he has presented to me to better understand my condition.
    Submitted: February 20, 2017
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    Happy to Rate Dr. John Wade as an excellent Rheumatologist in Broadway Vancouver area. has been helping me with RA for two years and cannot say enough good things.
    Submitted: May 03, 2016
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    Happy to rate Dr. John Wade my Rheumatologist con Broadway in Vancouver as excellent for helping me with my RA for 5 years.
    Submitted: April 19, 2016
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    Dr. John Wade has been my Rheumatologist in Vancouver on west Broadway street for five years. Spend s a good amount of time on education and has been very consistent with me understanding my disease of RA>
    Submitted: March 06, 2016
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    Dr. John Wade has been my Rheumatologist on Broadway fro three years and I cannot say enough great things about Dr Wade. Takes time to listen to me and is big on education and home work. Would recommend Dr Wade to anyone looking for a good rheumatologist in the Broadway area of Vancouver.
    Submitted: March 04, 2016
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    Was asked to comment upon Dr. John Wade latest video on Biosimilars for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and how they are deferent than biologics. Thought the video was very informative and clear on the the advantages.
    Submitted: February 25, 2016
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    Have been seeing Dr. John Wade on the importance of medication adherence and alternative medications to my RA for a few years and find him to be very reputable and ethical. He has helped me signifactly with understanding my medication options. I would recommend Dr. John Wade to anyone looking for a good Rheumatologist in Broadway Vancouver area.
    Submitted: February 23, 2016
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    Have been a patient of Dr Wade's for 10 years for my battle with RA. In my time with Dr Wade I have found him to give good information and to make me feel that my RA is manageable. Thank you Dr Wade for all your help.
    Submitted: February 18, 2016
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    Recently visited Dr John Wade to discuss my diagnosis and treatment of calcium supplementation .to help me with my diagnosis of osteoporosis and the risks associated with low levels of calcium. Dr Wade was extremely informative and helpful.
    Submitted: February 17, 2016
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    Dr John Wade has been helping me with psoriatic arthritis treatment for over three years and I cannot be more happy with his treatment. Sometimes a little quick but over all very educated and concerned for my welfare.
    Submitted: February 13, 2016

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