Dr. Wade Faerber, MD

Dr. Wade Faerber, MD

Sports Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Wade Faerber, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Riverside, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology in 1986 and specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

4234 Riverwalk Pkwy Ste 200

Riverside, CA 92505

Contact Information

(951) 977-2500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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Dr. Faerber's Experience

Dr. Faerber's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • Board actions found

Dr. Faerber's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Faerber "Wade Faerber DO FSOSO is a fellowship trained sports medicine board certified orthopedic surgeon based in Riverside, California. He has been in practice since 1992. Dr. Faerber graduated from S.U.N.Y at Oneonta in 1982 with a BS majoring in Biology. He graduated Medical School from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT in June 1986, completed an Orthopedic Residency in June 1991 at Cuyahoga Falls Hospital/Ohio University and completed a one year Orthopedic/Sports Medicine fellowship at Saint Joseph's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois in July 1992. Dr. Faerber has been in practice in Southern California since August 1992. Dr. Faerber's Service and Accomplishments Include:Serving as a Team Physician and Orthopedic Consultant for Cypress College 1992-2003. Dr. Faerber also worked as the Team Physician for Temescal Canyon High School and Western High in Anaheim CA. Clinical associate Professor of Orthopedics at Western University. Co-Developed an Orthopedic Residency Program in conjunction with OPTI-West in 1998. He serves as the Program Director since 2000 and currently oversees 15 Orthopedic residents which help care for the underserved population of the Inland Empire. Clinical Instructor for Riverside CC/PA program. Developed and maintained an Orthopedic PA Fellowship program since 2005. Dr. Faerber serves as the Orthopedics Department Chairman at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. He is the past Chief of Staff of Riverside County Regional Medical Center. In addition to his teaching/mentoring activities, he has and is on the forefront of Orthopedic Sports Medicine/Shoulder/Knee cases in Riverside, CA. He is familiar with and performs various state-of-the-art (Carticel, Osteochondral Autograph and Allograph) procedures. In addition, he is one of the few Southern California Orthopaedists who regularly considers and uses minimally invasive resurfacing arthroplasty procedures (arthrosurface) for those individuals whose age and pathology would make them candidates to preserve as much of their joints as possible. As a top Sports Medicine Orthopedist, Dr. Faerber actually walks the walk. He is a former competitive wrestler. He has been a recreational triathlete since 1986 and continues to compete to this date. He's an avid skier and snowboarder and routinely maintains a golfing index below 10. From a national orthopedic standpoint, Dr. Faerber serves as a board member on the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. He also serves as co-chair of the Orthopedic Educators Program.His private practice currently is with the Arrowhead Orthopaedics based in Riverside, CA which is one of the largest and most respected orthopedic groups in Southern California. In addition to his work in Southern California and on a national level, Dr. Faerber routinely participates in mission trips to underserved countries, The Dominican Republic and Haiti. He has been active in this service work for the past 5 years on a yearly basis. Being a progressive thinker he is open to newer technologies by relying on evidence based medicine such as; PRP (both peripheral and bone marrow), which is considered a promising treatment option for those suffering from soft tissue inflammatory/degenerative joint and soft tissue conditions. Dr. Wade Faerber also serves as a physician advisor for Alignmed which is the only evidence based apparel company that is FDA approved for improving an individual's biomechanic alignment performance related to shoulder and back dysfunction. drwadefaerber (dot) com"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Faerber "For over 21 years, Dr. Faerber has helped thousands of individuals, families and top performing athletes live healthier and productive lives. His patients show an unparalleled success rate in recovery and performance. Dr. Faerber is a fellowship trained sports medicine, board certified Orthopedic Surgeon. He also serves as a board member on the Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Dr. Faerber is renowned for his practices in Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Knee Disorders."

2  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

70  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture
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34  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Falsifying application for licensure (8/14/2014)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Faerber, Wade MD: License # 8166: : NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician failed to disclose required information on license application. ACTION TAKEN: The Alaska State Medical Board has imposed a FINE in the amount of $1,000.00.
    State: Alaska


  • S.U.N.Y at Oneonta
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Southeastern Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Southeaster Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine - St. Joseph's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Faerber's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Faerber to family and friends
33 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

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Dr. Faerber's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Wade is supposed to be a surgeon but acts like a third rate primary care physician. I did all of my required tests a month of PT, MRI, and EMG TEST for this obvious labral tear. at each one of these tests they all told me “why are you here? You need to have it surgically repaired” and I’ve been a...more
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Dr. Faerber did shoulder surgery on my left shoulder 10 years ago. When my right one needed surgery I would only consider Dr. Faerber to do it. I found his office and made an appt. It's been 6 months sense surgery and I am well pleased. Many of my colleagues (firefighters) have used Dr Faerber...more
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I was originaly diagnosed with a unspecified medial meniscus tear and originaly precribe physical therapy . Dr. Faerber after a thorough examination concluded that the tear was much worse than the originaly thought and that surgery was my best option. Due to my pain level I was then speedily...more
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Dr. Ferber and his staff took great care of me I had a shoulder injury at work and he didn't jump right into the open which I was grateful for I did 8 months of physical therapy after my shoulder was not healing properly we did do surgery and I'm back to about 80- 90%.
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Thank you for a most awesome experience! It's unbelievable that I've gotten so far in 2 months. My left knee is amazingly wonderful. Thank you Dr. Faerber for your compassion, skills and loving care! Love You - Faith M. Davis
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