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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

5,790 Answers476 Followers223 Best Answers41,663 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

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A. This would be impossible to accurately predict, so just treat each day you have with your mother as a possible last day. Tell her the things that you...
A. Hopefully, you are using the right anti-yeast (antifungal) medication. You can mix a bit of 1% hydrocortisone cream with the anti-yeast medication...
A. No...amoxicillin will NOT cure a yeast infection. As a matter of fact, an antibiotic can cause you to get a yeast infection. If you are sure you...
A. No...antihistamines will NOT cause weight gain.
A. The head of the penis is supposed to be very sensitive. This is not a bad thing. Because the head of your penis is naturally covered with foreskin...
A. Best Answer
I am very sorry, but it would not be possible to make any determination without seeing this self-surgery result first-hand. You may have a secondary...
A. It would be very, very difficult to determine the nature of a skin lesion without seeing it first-hand. You may be describing a "halo...
A. I would not recommend it since this has not been tested, and I don't know what kind of anesthesia you will be having. I suspect your oral surgeon...
A. A common cause of vaginal area itching would be YEAST, so if this were the case, Neosporin would not really help. Since you cannot be definitively...
A. If a person cannot work for medical reasons, the person is considered disabled, temporarily or permanent. Documentation is usually provided to the...
A. Exposure to an infectious disease, like chicken pox, does not mean he is contagious. A person actually needs to have the disease in order to be...
A. Antibiotics have been shown to reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills....sometimes. It isn't worth the chance to find out if you are one...
A. Severe poison ivy is often treated with prescription ORAL steroids like prednisone, so his doctor may need to give him more than this very minor...
A. Those mumbling neurologists!This should help:http://www.webmd.com/brain/tc/guillain-barre-syndrome-topic-overview