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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

4,931 Answers393 Followers193 Best Answers28,476 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. Rocephin is very appropriate for cellulitis, but may need more than just one injection. We often give one injection a day for three days, depending...
A. Usually...a general surgeon.
A. It can mask bad breath, but finding the underlying cause would be very desirable. Start with seeing the dentist....
A. Absolutely...start with the family doctor. This could be a simple, easily-identified problem like an anal fissure or hemorrhoid (causes bright red...
A. If you have isolated the underarm rash to the deodorant, then you may have your culprit. Hydrocortisone 1% used three times per day would be the...
A. Leave it alone. There are natural adhesions attaching the head of the penis to the foreskin at this age. Forcibly retracting the foreskin can be very...
A. If your brother was specifically prescribed a diuretic by one of his physicians who are treating his lung cancer, then yes....he should take it. Each...
A. Yes.
A. Nutrition plays a key role in menstrual regulation. And, yes, even stress can be contributory.  My heart really goes out to you regarding your...
A. Yes, if you are cutting it accurately.....
A. That is an odd thing to tell any patient. I know a few 69 year old women that can run marathons, so that generalization is really not fair to you. As...
A. The causes of vertigo are numerous, whether you are a diabetic or not -- hundreds, in fact. It would not be possible to narrow down these various...
A. Not really, but lemon juice is high in Vitamin C, so you can certainly drink it like lemonade. Putting it directly on your acne is not an effective...
A. Please don't post pictures. Besides, it would not be possible to definitively make a diagnosis based solely on your story (did you have poison...
A. Which liver enzyme? There are several and each one means something different when it comes to elevated levels. Search WebMD site for "liver...