Dr. Jason Kur

Dr. Jason Kur

Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Jason Kur Bio

Dr. Jason Kur is a prominent rheumatologist based in Canada, known for his patient-centered approach and dedication to evidence-based therapy for complex inflammatory conditions. He obtained his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Alberta and completed his training in internal medicine and rheumatology at the University of British Columbia.

As a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Kur has achieved recognition for his expertise in the field of rheumatology. He currently serves as a member of the clinical staff at Vancouver General Hospital and holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches and mentors junior doctors and medical students.

Dr. Kur specializes in several areas within rheumatology, including psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis/spondyloarthropathies, osteoporosis, and gout. He is dedicated to staying updated with the latest medical advancements and actively incorporates them into his treatment approaches.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Kur has been actively involved in representing doctors in Canada. He has served as the President of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Medical Association. Through these roles, he has contributed to national committees and advocated for advancements in rheumatology care at both local and national levels.

Currently, Dr. Kur holds the position of President of the British Columbia Society of Rheumatologists, where he focuses on addressing physician resource issues. This role allows him to continue playing an influential role in shaping rheumatology care in the region.

Outside of his medical profession, Dr. Kur embraces an active lifestyle on the West Coast. He enjoys swimming, running, and cycling, and actively participates in triathlons, running events, and skate skiing competitions. These activities not only

( Dr. Jason Kur, Rheumatologist, Vancouver, BC) is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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  • Bachelor of Science University of Alberta
  • Doctor of Medicine from the University of Alberta
  • Internal medicine and Rheumatology at the University of British Columbia

Recent Health Talks Authored by Dr. Jason Kur

  • Diagnosing and Managing Raynaud's Disease " Shelley is a 21-year-old woman "

    Shelley is a 21-year-old woman who has started noticing colour changes in her hands. She notes that her hands become white, then purple when exposed to the cold. When she warms them up, they go bright red and tingly. Her symptoms were much worse over the winter months, and were better during the summer. She is otherwise active and healthy. Unfortunately, she did start smoking recently.

    Shelley is wondering what these colour changes mean, if this condition is serious and if any other tests need to be performed. In addition, she would like to know how to better control or prevent these flares.

    Shelley would benefit from seeing her family physician who will review her symptoms and assess her for possible Raynaud's disease, and can refer her to a rheumatologist if appropriate. Shelley can also consider consulting with a Naturopathic Doctor to see if she can get some relief from her symptoms. Physiotherapy and yoga can also be beneficial to Shelley's condition.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis in a Patient with Knee and Wrist Swelling " Larry a 58-year-old gentleman"

    Larry is a 58-year-old gentleman who has noticed that his right knee has become moderately swollen. It has been like this for about 3 months. He thought it was initially because he was working more hours as a mechanic. He tried taking some ibuprofen which helped partially to reduce the pain and the morning stiffness he was experiencing. About 1 month ago, he started getting pain and swelling in his wrists as well. Now his joint symptoms are starting to interfere with his very physically demanding occupation.

    His family physician confirmed swelling of his right knee and his wrists and ordered some initial investigations. These showed an elevated blood marker for inflammation but negative tests for rheumatoid arthritis.

    Larry is wondering if he actually does have rheumatoid arthritis because he tested negative for the rheumatoid factor. He wants to be able to get back to work as soon as possible.

    Larry could benefit from further discussion with his family physician, and referrals to allied healthcare providers that could help his symptoms such as a rheumatologist, physiotherapist, bracing specialist and/or massage therapist.

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Ratings for Dr. Jason Kur

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    Was referred to Dr. Jason Kur a Rheumatologist in Vancouver for a Diagnoses of how to and Managing Raynaud's Disease. DR Kur was great at getting me on tract with my Raynaud's disease and how best to manage. I would recommend Dr Kur to anyone suffering from Raynaud's disease in Vancouver.
    Submitted: March 13, 2016
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    I really like the way Dr. Kur gives you information to help you work with your disease independently at home. I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and find Dr. Kur very helpful and supportive. I really like the video library he has on this website. What a great idea for patients that are just being diagnosed with this condition. Sarah in Vancouver
    Submitted: January 18, 2016

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