Dr. John Watterson, Rheumatologist, Victoria, BC

Dr. John Watterson

Dr. John Watterson

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Victoria, BC
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Dr. John Watterson Bio

Dr. John Watterson , Rheumatologist, Vancouver, BC  is a dedicated rheumatologist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He completed his medical school and Internal Medicine training at the University of British Columbia (UBC). After that, in 1999, Dr. Watterson obtained his Royal College Fellowship in Rheumatology and was recruited to the UBC Division of Rheumatology. Currently, Dr. Watterson holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine.

Dr. John Watterson , Rheumatologist, Vancouver, BC  takes pride in being a member of the Division of Rheumatology Postgraduate Committee, where he is involved in the recruitment, selection, and postgraduate training of young rheumatologists.

Dr. John Watterson , Rheumatologist, Vancouver, BC  also provides consultative services to the Vancouver General Hospital and actively participates in the medical training of students, core residents, and postgraduate trainees. Dr. Watterson is a Director at the ARTUS Health Centre, where his practice model emphasizes coordinated, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive care for individuals with rheumatic diseases. His professional interests primarily revolve around inflammatory arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, and osteoporosis. Outside of his medical practice, Dr. Watterson embraces the active lifestyle that British Columbia offers. Dr. John Watterson , Rheumatologist, Vancouver, BC  is an avid triathlete, kite sailor, and ocean kayaker. During the winter season, he enjoys snowshoeing and skiing in the North Shore and Whistler areas, often accompanied by his wife and two daughters. 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.

Dr. John Watterson ,  Rheumatologist, Victoria Is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada,.Dr. John Watterson is in good standing with the Canadian Rheumatology Association and the Canadian Medical Association

Keywords: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Giant Cell Arthritis, Osteoarthritis (OA)?, Raynaud's Disease, Raynaud's Disease, Hip Replacement and the Nutritional Value of Beets

Featured Video : Dr. John Watterson , Rheumatologist, Vancouver, BC 

 

Diagnosing Lupus Erythematosus

Symptoms of Polymyalgia Rheumatica

What is the Diagnosis and Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
What is Lupus?

Your treatment team for rheumatoid arthritis.

Treatment of Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Symptoms of Lupus Disease

Symptoms and Treatment of Osteoarthritis


( Dr. John Watterson, Rheumatologist, Victoria, BC) is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

If you are looking for local services or  treatment from your local rheumatologist   in the office or hospital from a Rheumatologist, contact a provider such as ( Dr. John Watterson ) to inquire if they are accepting patients or you need a referral.   Phone number to book an appointment phone: 250-940-1666 fax: 250-940-1667 ( Dr. John Watterson ) is good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada,( Dr. John Watterson ) is in good standing with the  Canadian Rheumatology Association ( Dr. John Watterson ) is good standing with the  Canadian Medical Association

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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( Dr. John Watterson, Rheumatologist Victoria, 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 treatments and procedures the Local Rheumatologist could  perform and if they would be appropriate for you. Remember good information is the corner stone to understanding your condition or disease.

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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, 

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Ratings for Dr. John Watterson

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    Very happy with the resources that Dr. John Watterson put in touch with me. Since I don't live in Victoria he has been consistent in keeping in touch with me. My rheumatoid arthritis is under control.
    Submitted: November 20, 2023
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    Love the videos by Dr. John Watterson MD, FRCPC Rheumatologist Victoria, BC
    Submitted: September 09, 2023
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    Nothing but positive things to say about Dr. John Watterson MD, FRCPC Rheumatologist Victoria, BC
    Submitted: April 15, 2023
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    Happy to rate and review Dr. John Watterson MD, FRCPC Rheumatologist Victoria, BC
    Submitted: April 15, 2023
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    Dr. John Watterson MD, FRCPC is a excellent Rheumatologist in Victoria, BC
    Submitted: April 15, 2023
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    Very happy with all the treatments from Dr. John Watterson MD, FRCPC, Local Rheumatologist, Victoria BC, Rheumatology Now
    Submitted: July 28, 2022
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    Have seen Dr. John Watterson for my RA a couple of times and find him to be competent Rheumatologist who cares about his patients. Dr. Watterson also gives great educational material.
    Submitted: January 22, 2016
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    I recently saw Dr. Watterson for Rheumatoid Arthritis and have been very happy with his service. He has given me a lot of information and resources to help me manage my disease better independently. I really like the format of this video library that Dr. Watterson is involved in on this website. It's a great resource. Beverly in Vancouver
    Submitted: January 18, 2016

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