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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

4,901 Answers391 Followers193 Best Answers28,157 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. Your scalp is really not connected to your brain, but your scalp is rich in sensory nerves so forceful hair-pulling may result in some residual...
A. Yes, you can eat popcorn when you are taking Cipro.
A. Some grandmothers and old midwives think so, but the presence of morning sickness or not does not really predict gender. Gender is still about...
A. There is really no conclusive evidence that hot baths for either sex will change the coin-flip in favor of gender selection. As a matter of fact, a...
A. I don't know anything about your son, his medical history, or have any way of sorting out the numerous reasons for his fainting, but I can tell...
A. She needs to see her gynecologist for a careful exam. I don't know your wife's age, but vaginal dryness/atrophy is common as natural hormones...
A. I agree with the nurse practitioner....using tiny amounts of estrogen cream, just on the areas that are adherent is SAFE and highly-effective. There...
A. Time to see an ENT and take the evaluation and treatment to a higher level.....
A. Not everyone who are exposed to lice with get it, otherwise elementary schools would close down. Lice and their nits live on humans and only a...
A. No, this would not be likely. Pregnancy tests check for HCG, a hormone that is chemically different than the Valium.
A. Best Answer
Probably not, but no one has really tested this in a clinical study.
A. Not all UTIs are sensitive to amoxicillin. This is way medical providers order a urine test to confirm the UTI and a culture/sensitivity report to...
A. Yes....absolutely. A flu shot can be given.
A. Worrying doesn't cure anything, especially anxiety. It would be impossible to determine the nature of these black spots based on a vague...
A. Sure.....there is really a fertile "window" where contraception is most likely. It can be very difficult to predict the exact day. Sperm...