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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

5,072 Answers413 Followers197 Best Answers30,934 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. Ringworm (tinea corporis) is a fungus. Fungus likes warm, dark, moist areas and, unfortunately, the groin meets those environmental requirements...
A. You will need to insist on having a neuropsychological evaluation -- several hours of diagnostic testing by a trained psychologist. You may also...
A. UTIs are not transmittable. Make sure that both of you are tested for Chlamydia.Additionally, not all burning on urination is due to a UTI. There are...
A. Within minutes.....
A. Not as long as you are drinking plenty of water/fluids to go along with them.
A. I am very sorry to hear about your grandmother. Not all medical diagnoses are easy; some can be very elusive and challenging. Her team of medical...
A. Dermatitis is just "inflammation of the skin", and there are thousands and thousands of types of dermatitis. Your first step....and most...
A. It may not have ever been a spider bite....One consideration would be a herpetic whitlow -- a fever blister/cold sore of sorts that occur on the...
A. Yes. Exercise is not contraindicated when you are under antibiotic treatment for a sinus infection. Assuming that you feel well and exercise is not...
A. Having a UTI -- especially one that is under appropriate treatment -- would not prevent you from using a hot tub. However, since you are having back...
A. No. Any pathogens that may be present in the phlegm would be destroyed by the potent stomach acid environment.
A. It is likely too late, but your son would need to be carefully examined by a pediatric endocrinologist. If he has completed his growth (based on bone...
A. No truth whatsoever.....there are much better facial creams on the market than semen.
A. That would be up to the discretion of your treating medical provider, but basically antibiotics are not needed -- even, contraindicated -- if you...
A. If one partner has active herpes, the transmission to another person is possible via direct genital contact, or contact by hands.