Dr. Freddie Wade has practiced at Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint for the last 22 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Auburn University in 1985, graduating Magna Cum Laude. In 1989, he received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Wade did his internship at the Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina from 1989-1990. He later completed his residency in orthopedic surgery from the same institution in 1994 and was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Resident Award. Dr. Wade specializes in hip and knee replacements and surgical treatment of herniated discs in the neck and back.
Professionally, Dr. Wade is most proud of how the Joint Replacement program has improved and become more competitive over the last several years. Due to advances in technology, joint replacements are lasting longer than ever before. MTBJ is able to offer joint replacement surgeries to patients in their late 80s, which is 10 years longer than what was previously offered. Consequently, the mobility and lifestyle of older patients have improved.
In the last several years, Dr. Wade also noted much positive advancement in orthopedics. Joint replacements are now available in gender specific sizes that provide a better fit for women, he has seen shorter post-surgical rehabilitation times, and some patients are also seeing fewer restrictions after surgery.
Personally, Dr. Wade is most proud of his family and his children Jake, Sam, and Helen. He has been involved in the Junior Church Youth Group with First Presbyterian in Columbia and also served as deacon. He has also participated in the Habitat for Humanity in Middle Tennessee and in his free time enjoys biking and playing golf.