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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

4,305 Answers308 Followers178 Best Answers20,616 Helpful Answer Votes


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.

Blog: Family Webicine



My Answers

A. The heart and soul may desperately want a baby, but the body may not comply. At the mature age of 57 and the fact that you have one kidney (I...
A. Not at all. Bell's palsy is usually caused by a virus, even the herpes virus. A ceiling fan will not cause illness.
A. I don't know....a medical professional would need to see this scan and correlate it with clinical findings (a breast exam). Show the scan to your...
A. Best Answer
That would not be very likely. If this person had lethal or serious doses of radiation, he would not be sitting next to you....he would be very ill.
A. I really don't have enough information....What TYPE of 12-hour cough suppressant? Name?Dosage you took?How old are you and how much do you...
A. I am very sorry, but it would not be appropriate or tasteful for WebMD to post a "how to masturbate" video.
A. Unfortunately, your description of "white tags" is very vague....not sufficient to make a definitive diagnosis. You will need to see a...
A. Studies have not shown any negative effects on fertility from using oral contraceptives.
A. Neither. Canker sores (aphthous ulcers), assuming you made the correct diagnosis are self-limiting. They can hurt, yet, but there is little that...
A. Growth is more or less genetically-determined, so properly done, weight-lifting should not have any adverse effect on linear growth after a young man...
A. Not likely. Bactrim...a sulfa not used to treat Strep.
A. I don't really have enough information to be specific, but if you are talking about one side of your chest, for instance, a burning sensation can...
A. It would be illegal....even for our do a pregnancy test on you. Pregnancy hormones will not show up on a drug screening test.
A. Genital herpes is spread by genital contact. Oral herpes (cold sores, fever blisters,) is spread by oral contact. Genital-oral contact can cause...
A. A dermatologist would be your best bet.....