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Dr Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Rod Moser, PA, PhDRod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert

Primary Care

4,980 Answers401 Followers193 Best Answers29,492 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. No. Shingles is caused by the Herpes virus -- the same virus that causes chicken pox. These are HUMAN viruses, not related to rats or bats.
A. No. Sometimes, a person with tinnitus has super-hearing. FYI - I have tinnitus, too.
A. It is not possible to make a blind diagnosis over the Internet. In other words, if I can't see it first-hand during and exam, and actually feel...
A. No.....
A. If you had a Tdap in 2013, the "T" in the Tdap is a tetanus vaccine that is good for ten years. I don't think you will need another...
A. Most bronchitis is due to viruses, so antibiotics are not usually indicated. Respiratory viruses are contagious a day before you know you are sick...
A. You will need to have this hard, fixed lump properly examined. An axillary lymph node is certainly a possibility, and hard, fixed nodes are...
A. Not really. The number of calories in a normal dosage of Metacucil would be negligible and should have no effect on weight gain. As a matter of fact...
A. Always consider environmental allergies as a possible cause, but six year olds are very prone to back-to-back viral infections (from school and/or...
A. This article should answer your question....http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/news/20110301/smoking-may-increase-breast-cancer-risk
A. Migraines are vascular headaches, and not all headaches are "migraines". Migraine does not mean a severe headache, it is just one type of...
A. A steam vaporizer with plain water is fine as long as you keep quite a distance away from the baby, and if your baby is crawling.....make...
A. Not really, but would strongly advise that you do not take a drug test trying to use someone else's "clean" urine. There are many...
A. There would be absolutely no benefits from switching in my opinion.
A. Seeing your doctor in two days is probably fine. I know you are worried, but I am pleased that you have made an appointment since an examination and...