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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

5,373 Answers441 Followers207 Best Answers34,147 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. I think that would be absolutely foolish.....
A. Without the ability to both see and feel this lump, it would be a blind guess to make a determination on what it might be. My guess.....and it is a...
A. You can use the Neti Pot only when the ENT that performed your procedure gives you the specific "okay". Since we do not know the details of...
A. Since your gallbladder is located on the right upper quadrant of your abdomen, just under your ribs in most cases.....and since your right kidney is...
A. Since the cause of most hives may be unknown, the cause of your hives may still be in your environment. Keep taking the medications prescribed by...
A. In my opinion....No.
A. Yes, if you have fluid trapped in the middle ear space, your ENT is telling you the truth. It could take months before this fluid resolves, or the...
A. The penis is covered with SKIN, and skin can itch for a variety of reasons. Without an examination, it would only be a blind guess to know the...
A. It depends on the type and severity of the ear infection and how you are being treated. If you have a middle ear infection, you can certainly use...
A. Maybe it is time for you to consult a dermatologist. There are many stronger "creams" used to treat eczema, but they require a prescription...
A. It would be impossible to determine a specific cause of monthly bouts of vomiting/stomach pain, and lack of menstruation for three years, blindly...
A. You get Chlamydia from having sex with someone that has Chlamydia....either in their genital tract, mouth, or anus. Either one of those tests are...
A. You are more likely to have a secondary wound infection such as celllulitis, based on what you have shared. This is not a sign of tetanus, but a sign...
A. These may be TONSILLITHS -- tiny tonsil stones from an accumulation of food debris. This is just a guess, however, since I can't see them over...
A. Bullous myringitis may be VIRAL, in which case, no antibiotic will help. It will just self-resolve in about a week. This is assuming, of course, that...