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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

5,692 Answers468 Followers218 Best Answers38,875 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. In my opinion....absolutely. Dried blood in the hair is a perfect growth media for bacteria. While some clinicians may dispute this advice and say...
A. Completely unpredictable.....
A. No...the cause of shingles is the herpes virus (herpes zoster). A "weak liver"...whatever you are referring to in this statement....will...
A. That is probably since no one knows what is going on at this point. An elevated white blood count can be caused by hundreds, if not thousands, of...
A. Mupirocin (Bactroban) may help a draining, infected sebaceous cyst, but this antibiotic ointment will not cure one that is still intact and under the...
A. No. Allergy shots will not cause hemorrhoids.
A. As you know, I can't physically SEE these red-bumps on the back of the tongue to specifically address your concern, but I suspect these tongue...
A. Every person on this planet....babies included.... have E.coli in their colons. This is part of our normal, intestinal flora.....it is supposed to be...
A. Your MEDICAL provider should be addressing any low-iron levels experienced by your teenage daughter. The extent and type of treatment will depend on...
A. I am not sure why your OB restricted intercourse, nor even what he/she considers a "short cervix". Unless your doctor prohibited other...
A. Your doctor will provide you with any recommended post-operative pain medications. You should not self-medicate before any surgery, and only take...
A. Allegra is an antihistamine and some people do experience side effects, but not low blood sugar. If you are feeling jittery like caffeine each time...
A. What kind of effects are you expecting from the ginger? Ginger root, of course, would have much more ginger than a cookie that may only be ginger...
A. Ask your dentist, just in case, but ibuprofen should be fine to take before. You should not bleed from just getting your teeth cleaned. Whether...
A. This was an estimation, of course, since the amount a blood that an adult human can be variable. Blood counts, like a hemoglobin or hematocrit, can...