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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

5,854 Answers484 Followers226 Best Answers43,084 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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A. The stomach contents can be definitely be bright yellow when empty of most food....this is the normal stomach/gastric fluids. As far as those brown...
A. As you may know, the Internet poses an obvious barrier when trying to make a blind, diagnostic decision without the ability to examine your toe...
A. No, icing will not cause this accumulation of fluid in your elbow, but bursitis can certainly do it. A soft, spongy, tennis-ball sized lump on your...
A. Assuming you adhere to the proper doses, these two medications are compatible. Please be advised that children can have a paradoxical effect with...
A. Sexual activity does NOT change facial features, but if she becomes pregnant, the results will become quite evident.Washing after ejaculation is NOT...
A. Yes, a sexually active person can get genital warts, but many "bumps" can mimic this disorder, including normal skin papules. Because the...
A. The various OFF insect repellant products are both safe and effective. It will not harm your skin if used as directed and you can definitely use it...
A. Sometimes, nothing, or sometimes the sebaceous cyst will reform.
A. You can take Advil for mouth ulcers (aphthous stomatitis or canker sores). Since this medication is anti-inflammatory, this can help relieve some of...
A. I really can't answer that question since I did not see this "stone-like" thing, but it may simply be a stone formed of dry ear wax. I...
A. I would NOT recommend that you attempt to remove your own IUD. It is not as easy as you might think. Removing an IUD by a medical professional is...
A. The actual bites of a bed bug are not contagious to others unless those bites are secondarily infected from scratching. A secondary bacterial skin...
A. The type of wart that usually occurs on the skin or hands (verruca vulgaris) is not likely to spread to your genital area. Genital warts are usually...
A. The type of pneumonia you are referring to by the lay term "walking pneumonia" is either viral or caused by an organism called mycoplasma...
A. A cyst is an accumulation or pocket of various kinds of bodily fluid. An abscess is an accumulation or pocket of pus and is considered an...