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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

6,395 Answers516 Followers237 Best Answers58,833 Helpful Answer Votes
 

Bio

I have been a primary care Physician Assistant for over 42 years; one of the first licensed PAs in the United States. I have practiced in a variety of health care settings, including Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency/Urgent Care Medicine, Occupational Health, and Pediatric/Adolescent Medicine – 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, Central Michigan University, A.T. Stills University, and Samuel Merritt University. I continue to lecture for state and national PA conferences. I am the founding President of the California Academy of Physician Assistants, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

I have published four medical textbooks, including two editions of Primary Care for Physician Assistants (McGraw-Hill), two editions of a consumer-oriented book called Ears: An Owner’s Manual, and over six hundred articles in professional and lay journals. I ran the Ear, Nose, and Throat Community board for WebMD for well over a decade, and contributed over five hundred blogs to WebMD’s Family Webicine Blog. I am currently taking a crack at writing a novel.

My wife (also a PA) and I have recently retired from clinical practice, and are devoting this next phase of our lives to volunteering in our community and spending more time with our six grandchildren. As a long-time collector of medical antiques and bizarre quackery devices, I am the curator of the Gold Country Medical History Museum in Northern California which now houses my collections. We also enjoy traveling, photography, gardening, and playing with our three energetic Shelties.


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