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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

5,604 Answers459 Followers218 Best Answers37,071 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. I don't know anything about you (age, state of health) and I can't really blindly diagnose your painful toe over the Internet, but think...
A. Babies do not like those masks on their faces. It can frighten them, so be gentle....sing to them or play some soft music....read to them. Nebulizer...
A. No....men gain weight typically from over-eating and lack of exercise. Genetics can also play a role, but the fact that you are no longer producing...
A. I don't know your age or even if you are male or female, but for males, having a "refractory period" (a period of time after sex before...
A. Well, those are two good reasons. A doctor's office is not the cleanest place in the world (actually, one of the most potentially-contaminated...
A. You are correct. The ONLY definite treatment for a Bartholin Cyst is to have it completely removed (call a marsupilization). I am sorry, but I...
A. I don't know the age or health status of your daughter, but shower-fainting is not that uncommon.  It either is orthostatic hypotension...
A. Yes, but always check with your medical provider first.
A. Unless the nail matrix was damaged from the injury, your nail should eventually regrow over the next few months. Since I have no way of examining you...
A. These are mostly liver function tests, and there can be many reasons/causes. Since I do not know your medical history, you will need to have your...
A. Yes, you can have it removed. See a proctologist (rectal specialist) and have a consultation. There are many surgical methods to remove annoying...
A. It is often a mystery once your urine leaves the office and heads to the lab. Over the years, I have had sample contaminated BY the lab, spilled...
A. No. Scabies will not change your blood  or lower oxygen in any way, unless you developed a serious (unlikely) secondary skin infection.
A. That cannot be exactly determined, since the intensity of the activity may vary from person to person, and an individual person's rate of...