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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

4,735 Answers365 Followers184 Best Answers25,310 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. The only way to get a definitive answer is to have an x-ray of your injured ankle. Symptoms alone do not determine if an ankle is broken.
A. There is no anatomical communication from the ear canal to the corner of the eyes. I don't know what you are seeing, but what is coming out of...
A. They may be tonsilliths....tiny accumulations of food and other debris that get trapped in the crypts/holes in your tonsils and the surrounding...
A. No...these two conditions/symptoms are independent/not related. The only possibility would be that cellulitis of the leg can cause you to have stress...
A. Your doctor is being thorough...trying to give you a more definite answer based on the results of BOTH tests. There is always a cause to be concerned...
A. No...that is just your sexual preference. As long as your partner is willing and cooperative, I don't think you will need to join a 12-Step...
A. I have no way of making a comment on your husband's fidelity, but I can tell you that molluscum lesions can be contracted in other ways by direct...
A. Many shallow corneal abrasions will quickly heal, but they are susceptible to getting infections. Most clinicians will use antibiotic eye drops for...
A. Only if the oil of the plant is still on the skin. The drainage and weeping associated with poison ivy is NOT contagious and will not cause a spread...
A. In some people....most definitely. Cabbage is one of the major foods that result in intestinal flatulence.
A. Herpes is herpes, regardless of the location (mouth or genitals).  Cold sores are herpes. Period. Impetigo is not (it is caused by a bacteria)...
A. Usually at six weeks, the surgeon may give the okay for vaginal sex. Assuming that your partner is well and pain-free, you may can probably get the...
A. Swimmer's ear (otitis externa) can be very painful, and it is possible that an infection in the ear canal can spread to deeper tissues and become...
A. There are zillions of crystals in the inner ear that help with our balance, and numerous reasons these crystals may be free-floating and causing...
A. Yes. Snoring and mouth-breathing can dry out the pharyngeal (throat) mucous membranes and this can cause the throat to be sore.