Ratings for Dr. John Wade
As has been stated already 'He is superficially very charming and engaging but while he seems to remember details of my career and family, he often seems to confuse or mix up details of my medical history'. Having a 'Harvard' background does not make him any more competent than some other Rheumatologists ... be assertive as YOU have the right to be an active participant in your care, and also the legal right to any documentation about your condition - as that info is not always correct!
I have been very happy with my care from Dr. Wade. He listens and understands, and while he doesn't waste time, he is willing to go over things to make sure you understand. He is thorough in his testing and examinations and his recommended treatment has worked well for me.
I've been with Dr Wade for over ten years. He's a wonderful Rheumatologist , has helped me a lot and I really like his easy going personality and sense of humour. I feel very comfortable and at ease with him and letting him know when I'm in real pain.
Dr. Wade was recommended to me by family doctor as one of the best experts to see if you have had your body hit hard be years of hard work. I am an ex-athlete with a number of old injuries but also was in industrial construction. I did not think anybody could help all the nagging things I have going....then i saw Dr. Wade. and that is a number of times, but I am able to do many more things...and grateful he has been able to help me with everything so far.
Quit Dr. Wade for second time in ten years recently. He is rude, arrogant and dismissive, does not listen and interrupts (even when resident doctors are present; and I've noted the looks on some of the residents' faces when Dr.Wade is rude/arrogant/dismissive). For the past year I've had to wait +30 to 60 mi.n to see him (always running late, even morning appointments). Continues to ask inappropriate personal questions about my income and financial lifestyle, and continues to make verbal and written comments of a long-time skin condition on my face that has nothing to do with my arthritis. Dismisses complaints about drugs' side effects and will not answer questions about other meds. Abruptly ends "appointment" with taking out his dictating machine and dictating his report as you sit there; and ignores/dismisses any comment you may make about an error in his dictation (so I must ensure I see his letters sent to my GP and point out his errors). Took months, but finally found a very pleasant and thorough rheumatologist via a "second opinion" referral from my GP.
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