Dr. John Wade, Rheumatologist, Vancouver, BC

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

 


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Keywords: Arthritis, Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis: Psoriatic Arthritis, Arthritis: Osteoarthritis, Raynaud's Disease, Pseudogout, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Arthritis: Arthritis Nutrition, Arthritis Home Exercise

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Health Talks:

Osteoporosis Treatment

Causes of Knee Pain

A local rheumatologist can work with your other health providers such as your local registered dietitian, orthopedic surgeon, cardiologist, family physician, kinesiologist and local physiotherapist.

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Biosimilars are biological products used in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. They are biological products produced from pre-existing Biologics. 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. Early treatment is important as it can make the disease more likely to go into remission. Unlike some other types of arthritis, the chronic swelling from RA can cause permanent damage to the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis treatments include disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), analgesics (painkillers) and biologics (medications produced from living organisms or components of living organisms).

Uric acid is a natural waste product that forms when the body breaks down purines, which are found in certain foods and are also produced by the body. Normally, the kidneys filter out the uric acid, and it is excreted in urine. However, in people with gout, either the body produces excessive uric acid or the kidneys are unable to remove it efficiently, resulting in high levels of uric acid in the blood.

The physicians are in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada,  Canadian Rheumatology Association and the Canadian Medical Association

Key Words: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Psoriatic arthritis (PsA), Raynaud's phenomenon and  Hip replacement, 

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

Recent Health Talks Authored by Dr. John Wade

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Gout " George is a 46-year-old plumber with pain and swelling in his big toe"

    George is a 46-year-old plumber who recently has developed episodes of pain and swelling in his big toe. George is on medication for high blood pressure. The most recent episode came after a birthday celebration where he probably had more alcohol than he should have. He is pretty sure he has gout and wants to get it under control as soon as possible as he cannot afford to miss work.

    George could benefit from seeing his family doctor and asking what is gout and how can it be prevented. A nutritionist may help by suggesting ways to change his diet in order to prevent his gout, and a personal trainer can help George maintain a consistent exercise program to promote heart health and good circulation. He may also benefit from seeing a cardiologist to check that his blood pressure is controlled and that his heart is healthy.

  • Arthritis and Back Pain - Ankylosing Spondylitis " Randy a 26-year-old college graduate "

    Randy is a 26-year-old college graduate who has recently been hired at a financial company. Since his late teens he has had low back pain which is getting worse since he is working full time and sitting at a desk job. Last month he had pain and redness in his left eye and an eye doctor told him he had uveitis (inflammation of the middle layer of the eye) which might be associated with back arthritis. His doctor has sent him to an arthritis specialist who has put him on medications for arthritis and referred him to a physiotherapist.

    Randy’s pharmacist is worried about the use of these medications as they can cause stomach ulcers. On follow up with the arthritis specialist, Randy has been given information on biologics but he wants to see how he does with physiotherapy and the anti-inflammatory medications first.

    Randy’s condition could benefit from seeing a rheumatologist and an ophthalmologist. To strengthen Randy's back, he could benefit from seeing a physiotherapist and a personal trainer. Randy could also ask his doctor as to the benefits of massage therapy and yoga.

  • Causes of Knee Pain " Eileen a 58-year-old female "

    Eileen, a 58-year-old female, complains of increased pain in the right knee over the last eight months. She has a history of pain in the right knee, which started last summer when she started walking in the evening with her husband to lose weight. She has given up walking regularly and now finds she is limping and having trouble going up and down stairs. Last week she saw her doctor to determine the cause of her knee pain. Her doctor ordered X-rays of the knee and told her she has advanced arthritis and will eventually need a knee replacement. The only advice she was given by the doctor was to lose weight. Eileen wants to avoid knee surgery, and she is thinking of paying privately for an MRI as her doctor says there is 'no indication' to have an MRI.

    The rheumatologist advises her to confirm the correct diagnosis with standing X-rays. If standing X-rays show she has complete loss of the cartilage, also known as 'bone on bone', her doctor may be right about having advanced arthritis. It is important however, to rule out other causes of knee pain. More likely, she has either early to moderate osteoarthritis of one of the standing compartments of the knee, usually the medial or inner distal thigh. However, it is very common to have pain in the front of the knee, known as patellofemoral pain. It tends to come on when doing stairs (particularly down) or getting in and out of a chair. It also usually improves with quad strengthening exercises. A doctor might suggest a local physiotherapist that can help.

    Eileen's concerns include what medications should she take, and whether it is really that important to lose weight. The rheumatologist advises her that acetaminophen is usually the first line of medication. Her doctor might suggest this if there are no contraindications. Losing weight has many health advantages, but the doctor is right about the importance of weight reduction if she has arthritis of the knee. Even an extra 10-20 pounds can cause a force several times that weight across the joint because of the "lever effect". The lever effect explains why a small child can lift an adult on a teeter-totter. A combination of weight reduction and quad exercises may put off knee surgery for years.

    Eileen may also wish to consult with a registered dietitian and/or exercise professional who can assist her with developing an appropriate exercise program and healthy eating plan to support her weight loss efforts, and avoid injuring her knee.

Recent Health Talk Comments by Dr. John Wade

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    , posted in: Osteoporosis Treatment
    14 March 2024
    It's crucial to address patients' concerns and barriers to adherence when managing osteoporosis. Here are some strategies to improve medication adherence and address patient concerns: Education: Provide thorough education about osteoporosis, the importance of treatment, and the benefits of medication in preventing fractures. Address any misconceptions or fears about the medications. Simplify Regimen: Work with patients to simplify their medication regimen as much as possible. This might involve reducing the number of medications or simplifying dosing schedules. Address Side Effects: Take patient concerns about medication side effects seriously. Explore alternative medications or adjunct therapies to manage side effects effectively. Regular Follow-Up: Schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor progress, discuss any challenges, and adjust treatment plans as needed. This helps patients feel supported and motivated to adhere to their medication regimen. Medication Reviews: Periodically review all medications with the patient to ensure they understand their purpose and are not taking unnecessary medications that could contribute to polypharmacy. Engage Family/Caregivers: Involve family members or caregivers in the treatment plan, especially if the patient has difficulty managing medications independently. Utilize Reminder Systems: Encourage the use of medication reminder tools such as pill organizers, smartphone apps, or alarms to help patients remember to take their medications. Address Financial Barriers: Work with patients to address any financial barriers to medication adherence, such as high co-pays or lack of insurance coverage. Explore options for financial assistance programs or alternative, more affordable medications. Behavioral Interventions: Consider referring patients to behavioral interventions or counseling to address any psychological barriers to adherence, such as anxiety or depression. Collaborative Decision-Making: Involve patients in shared decision-making regarding their treatment plan. When patients feel empowered and involved in the decision-making process, they are more likely to adhere to the recommended treatment. By addressing these factors and tailoring the treatment approach to the individual needs and concerns of each patient, healthcare providers can improve medication adherence and optimize outcomes in the management of osteoporosis.
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    Dr. John Wade

    , posted in: Why Am I So Tired? : Hypothyroidism
    12 March 2024
    hypothyroidism can present with a wide range of symptoms, many of which can significantly impact an individual's quality of life. The most common symptoms, as you mentioned, include fatigue, sensitivity to cold, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, and constipation. Additionally, changes in menstrual cycles for women and difficulties with erectile function for men can occur. One of the challenging aspects of hypothyroidism is its potential to mimic depression. The psychological and psychiatric changes associated with hypothyroidism can include a lack of motivation, depressive mood, and overall feeling of low energy. Distinguishing between mild depression and hypothyroidism can be difficult for both patients and physicians, as the symptoms can overlap. Therefore, thorough evaluation and testing are essential for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
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    Dr. John Wade

    , posted in: Why Am I So Tired? : Hypothyroidism
    12 March 2024
    hypothyroidism can present with a wide range of symptoms, many of which can significantly impact an individual's quality of life. The most common symptoms, as you mentioned, include fatigue, sensitivity to cold, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, and constipation. Additionally, changes in menstrual cycles for women and difficulties with erectile function for men can occur. One of the challenging aspects of hypothyroidism is its potential to mimic depression. The psychological and psychiatric changes associated with hypothyroidism can include a lack of motivation, depressive mood, and overall feeling of low energy. Distinguishing between mild depression and hypothyroidism can be difficult for both patients and physicians, as the symptoms can overlap. Therefore, thorough evaluation and testing are essential for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
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    Dr. John Wade

    , posted in: Why Am I So Tired? : Hypothyroidism
    12 March 2024
    hypothyroidism can present with a wide range of symptoms, many of which can significantly impact an individual's quality of life. The most common symptoms, as you mentioned, include fatigue, sensitivity to cold, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, and constipation. Additionally, changes in menstrual cycles for women and difficulties with erectile function for men can occur. One of the challenging aspects of hypothyroidism is its potential to mimic depression. The psychological and psychiatric changes associated with hypothyroidism can include a lack of motivation, depressive mood, and overall feeling of low energy. Distinguishing between mild depression and hypothyroidism can be difficult for both patients and physicians, as the symptoms can overlap. Therefore, thorough evaluation and testing are essential for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
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    Dr. John Wade

    , posted in: Osteoporosis Treatment
    11 March 2024
    Osteoporosis is indeed a condition characterized by low bone density and deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to weak and brittle bones, increasing the risk of fractures. As you mentioned, it's often asymptomatic until a fracture occurs, earning it the nickname "silent disease." The hips and spine are indeed among the most commonly affected areas, but other bones like wrists and ribs can also be impacted. This condition is particularly common in older adults, especially postmenopausal women, but it can affect anyone at any age.

Ratings for Dr. John Wade

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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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