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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

4,841 Answers383 Followers189 Best Answers27,124 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. That odd advice smells strongly of stupidity, in my opinion.  Sex is important in a relationship for intimacy, but sex will not "clean the...
A. I have plenty of ideas. There are numerous causes for ear pain, but unfortunately, unless I had the ability to examine you first hand and take a...
A. I have no way of determining if your sexual play has resulting in an unintentional pregnancy in your girlfriend. Sorry. It would not be likely, based...
A. "Cut me, Mick!" (Rocky I). Yes, in some cases, a fresh hematoma (accumulation of blood) can be surgically-drained if done promptly but...
A. Leave it alone.
A. I can't examine your ear over the Internet, but I suspect your olive oil-based ear drops have softened/liquefied your ear wax to the point where...
A. The tampon will over no protection against pregnancy, but your menstrual cycle most likely will....Assuming this is a normal period, you are not...
A. Assuming you have the medical skills to examine someone's hands to rule out a herpetic lesion (herpetic whitlow), keep in mind that a person can...
A. No...it may even taste better when it is cold.
A. It is very important that you see a medical provider or ER -- someone who can carefully examine you.
A. They can, but enuresis (wetting) can occur in MANY children, in many ages, for many other reasons, including those who do not...
A. A "node" is a shortened form to mean LYMPH node. There are lymph nodes in many places of your body....like your neck, under your arms...
A. Only if the escort (prostitute) had herpes on her hands, or still had viable pathogens on her hands from the client just before you.
A. To my knowledge, there is no link that has been scientifically established between genital herpes and prostate cancer.
A. That depends on the antibiotic; an important fact that you failed to share. A quick way to get an answer would be to call a pharmacist....any...