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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

5,019 Answers406 Followers194 Best Answers29,971 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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My Answers

A. You will need to physically see a medical provider for this answer....a photo is not going to make the diagnosis.
A. I can't tell you if it is safe or not, since I do not know your medical history, BP readings, etc. Any dosage adjustment should be specifically...
A. This article should address your question:http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/trenchfoot.asp
A. Diffucan is not a "100% guaranteed" cure, so there can be treatment failure. Also, each person (and each yeast infection) will respond...
A. The dentist will either put you on oral antibiotics (before, preferably) or after the procedure (or both). In a worse-case scenario, the dentist...
A. The medications are compatible. Assuming you do not have an medical reasons why you can't take Benadryl, there would not be a problem.
A. I have never heard that dogs get influenza, nor need flu vaccines.  Dogs do need several different immunizations, but as far as I know...
A. That punch may have ruptured your eardrum. This is just a guess, however, since I can't examine you. Most traumatic ruptures (assuming this is...
A. Kegels are the best, so keep at it. Your husband needs to be a bit more sympathetic and patient to a woman that just passed a baby through that...
A. You would need to have a consultation with a urologist. A specialist will need to see your scarring first-hand before discussing any cosmetic...
A. Ebola is transmitted by body fluids, such as blood, mucous, and perhaps, even sweat by a person who actually has Ebola. A zillion medical and non...
A. No....a pap smear is for the detection of cervical cancer. It will not show benign fibroids in the uterus.
A. Beer will not hurt a cut tongue. The tongue will quickly heal.
A. This early, a pregnant woman may not have sufficient HCG to be detected on those tests, so repeat them the blood test in a few weeks. So, yes, you...
A. I make it a personal rule not to look at these photos, since a picture is never the same as a direct, medical examination. Common perianal lumps...