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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

5,538 Answers451 Followers216 Best Answers35,820 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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My Answers

A. Get it fixed. An umbilical hernia the size of a lemon has the potential of becoming incarceration (trapping a loop of intestine - a medical...
A. You may have both, but unfortunately, the information in your posting is not sufficient for me, or any medical professional, to be able to make a...
A. Get pregnant and have your baby when you want it. You cannot rely on the judgment and family planning recommendations of a three-year old. You...
A. Bactrim may not work after the first pill. Your doctor could have given you some pyridium to help the urinary pain, but since he/she did not, keep...
A. Without the ability to examine you or do my own diagnostic tests, there is really little that I can offer. Herpes tends to be more painful than itchy...
A. The two medications are compatible.
A. A blood pressure of 50/80 is not possible. I suggest that you try and find the correct numbers.
A. Best Answer
There is absolutely no way to make a blind determination whether you have a sprain, strain, or fracture based solely on the information in your...
A. Don't read too much into dreams, since they tend to not be related to reality, premonitions, or anything meaningful. As a medical provider...
A. A tonsillectomy is often helpful in people who are Strep carriers or get frequent bouts of lab-diagnosed Strep. You would need to see an ENT...
A. Maybe, but you would need to see an ophthalmologist.
A. She needs to be seen by her pediatrician and/or a pediatric endocrinologist. These may be signs of precocious (early) puberty, so it is VERY...
A. No, Bactrim is not a treatment for any STD, other than a simple urinary tract infection. Find out WHAT KIND of STD your girlfriend has and be treated...
A. The only definitive treatment for a persistent bone spur would be surgery, or at least a custom-made orthotic from a podiatrist. I am not sure what...
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