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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

5,179 Answers422 Followers198 Best Answers32,088 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. Most cough suppressants are compatible with amoxicillin. Unfortunately, you did not mention what TYPE of cough suppressant she would be using.
A. You cannot see your Eustachian tubes from looking in your mouth. Besides, the inside diameter these little tubes that run from your middle ear to the...
A. Unfortunately, WebMD can not provide you with medicine for your height concerns, but I can encourage you to see a medical provider (a pediatric...
A. It is not technically, jaundice. The yellowing of the skin (never the white part of the eyes as seen in true jaundice) from eating sweet...
A. What is "normal"? Since each person on this planet is uniquely different, their response to medication is just as unique. Some people...
A. A pregnant woman can have a menstrual cycle for a month or so; even longer. This is why some women do not know they are pregnant. Nausea and breast...
A. Cold/ice compresses, elevating the hand, and direct compression will help.
A. Tell your parents. Act like a mature man, not a boy! If you found a lump in your testicle that is concerning you (as it should), have it checked out...
A. Best Answer
Using two condoms are probably a bit more than most people need, but if you want to use (or have your partner use two), go for it. Condoms still...
A. See a medical provider so you can be properly examined, and perhaps, tested for Strep. There are numerous, non-Strep reasons for a sore throat, like...
A. That would be at the discretion of your surgeon and anesthesiologist, since I do not know your medical history or know what kind of surgery you are...
A. Please realize that the Internet poses some significant barriers when it comes to making patient-specific comments. As you know, we can't see...
A. Some people tend to have cases of appendicitis that "runs in their families", but the only preventive measures would be dietary...
A. Yes.
A. I don't believe there are any environmental risks to living above the dentist office, assuming their x-ray is properly shielded (you would need...