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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

5,086 Answers416 Followers197 Best Answers31,158 Helpful Answer Votes
 

Bio

I am a primary care physician assistant (PA) for nearly 40 years; one of the first licensed PAs in the United States. I have practiced in a variety of health care setting, including internal medicine, family practice, emergency/urgent care medicine, occupational health, and pediatrics/adolescent medicine. My passion is caring for patients of all ages.

I hold a BS in medical science, a Master’s degree in family health services, and a PhD in health education. During my long career, I have held faculty positions and professorships at four different universities: University of California Davis School of Medicine, Central Michigan University, Samuel Merritt University, and the Arizona School of Health Sciences. I continue to teach as a volunteer faculty.

I have published four medical textbooks, including two editions of Primary Care for Physician Assistants (McGraw-Hill), and two editions of a consumer-oriented book called Ears: An Owner’s Manual (Amazon). I have over 600 other publications in lay and professional journals, and lecture extensively at state and national medical conferences.

My professional association with WebMD spans over a decade, with tens of thousands of posting on the Ear, Nose, and Throat Community board, and hundreds of educational and, I hope, entertaining blogs on Family Webicine.
Outside of my busy clinical practice, I enjoy gardening, landscaping, raising backyard chickens, photography, traveling, kayaking, cooking, woodworking, and collecting bizarre and unusual medical antiques. I am the Curator of the Gold Country Medical History Museum in Auburn, CA, where I have found permanent home for my lifelong collections.

My wife is also a practicing PA in adolescent and pediatric medicine. We have five grown children and five grand-grandchildren. We share our Northern California rural home with three energetic Shelties, two cats, a 35-year old African Grey parrot, and of course, a dozen egg-laying chickens.

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A. No steroids. This medication is a bronchodilator.
A. I can't really answer that important question....namely since I have no way of seeing this skin eruption first hand by examination. One (of many)...
A. This excellent site should help you....http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide-heart-failure
A. Perhaps. If the cause of your itching is an allergic reaction, those two drugs are very chemically similar (same drug class).
A. Sex workers, no matter what they charge, have a higher incidence of sexually-transmitted diseases when compared to the general population. Multiple...
A. The simple answer is yes, but not all cramps are related to menses or menarche (the first menses). Some cramps are intestinal, for instance.
A. Unfortunately, I do not know the details of your particular case to address your question. Generally, bronchitis is VIRAL and does not require any...
A. Certainly, a peanut sensitivity (allergy? food intolerance?) may exist. IL would think it wise to have an allergist test your child for a peanut...
A. Hiccups are NOT a symptom of prostate cancer.
A. Having high blood pressure should not be a contraindication for routine dental cleaning, so you would really have to ask your dentist for his/her...
A. It may have sometime to do with your fall/winter attire. Many of these boils start out as folliculitis (an infection around the hair follicles), so...
A. There can be, but keep in mind that a person can have more than one medical problem going on at the same time, so your symptoms may be unrelated. See...
A. Assuming that your sore throat is caused by acid reflux, I would advise that you consult your medical provider now. Not all cases of heartburn are...
A. See a dermatologist and have the wart (assuming it is a wart) professionally treated.
A. Ringworm (tinea corporis) is a fungus. Fungus likes warm, dark, moist areas and, unfortunately, the groin meets those environmental requirements...