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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

5,899 Answers486 Followers228 Best Answers45,045 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. I don't know what country that you are currently living, but you may want to try and get a second opinion from another orthopedic surgeon. Since...
A. I am not sure of the specialty or expertise of the doctor that offered this explanation or the accuracy of this diagnosis, so I would srrongly advise...
A. Maybe, but there are so many other factors to consider. Don't just blame an enlarged prostate.....see your medical provider so you can be...
A. Blood in the urine a excruciating flank pain are definitely signs of a renal stone, but that does not mean you are "passing it". Stones...
A. Stress can definitely be a contributing to your symptoms, but there may be other medical issues going on. It would be wise not to...
A. Yes....
A. No, that would not be a wise thing to do. No one would put an appendix back in....
A. Yes.
A. Of course not. Folic acid is not sperm. Only sperm can cause a pregnancy.
A. The chance of an unintentional pregnancy is certainly less, but not ZERO. While you may not be ovulating at that time, sperm can remain viable inside...
A. It concerns me, too, Max. I have had two rotator cuff repairs, so I discounted mine early in the process, thinking it was just a strain. See an...
A. Bright red blood during defecation is most likely a hemorrhoid or anal fissure, like you suspect. You will not run out of blood, but it would be wise...
A. This does not sound a bit like herpes (painful, clear blisters that come in clusters). This is most likely folliculitis - an infection from a hair...
A. The list of possibilities could be extensive. He should first be carefully evaluated by a neurologist and a urologist to rule out physical (and...
A. They are very simple, office exams that can be done by the pediatrician or a pediatric ophthalmologist. There are no painful procedures.