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Dr. Pierre Moeser

Rheumatology
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Missouri, Montana, New York, North Dakota
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Saturday: Closed
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I am a physician, pilot, medical consultant, and speaker with a relentless drive to educate and inspire people to lead better lives. On the ground and in the sky.

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Rheumatology

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
It can be : There are many possible causes of pericarditis. Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus are known to cause i... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Probably: However, do not worry. These symptoms may be a transient flare of osteoarthritis and fade without treatment. It could also be tendinitis. If symptoms ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Don't worry: Taking a naproxen and ibuprofen concomitantly is not recommended but taking a couple doses together will not harm you. You are correct in thinking tha... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Fine: You will be fine. It is more than the recommended amount but it is not an overdose. No need to try to vomit.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No problem: There is no conflict with this supplement and this medication.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Plantar fasciitis is relatively common and may be unrelated to the palmar fasciitis. If a woman has palmar fasciitis, she needs to see her gynecologis... Read More
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Severity: Lupus has varying severity and manifestations. It can be active or inactive. We don't usually use the term "stages." What comes into question is the d... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
First decide if need: X-rays are not always helpful. X-rays need to be ordered by a doctor. They are not completely risk free (small amount of radiation) and they need to b... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Ingesting large amounts of high-fructose corn syrup as well as the natural sugar fructose can increase the risk of gout.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Caution with ANA: The ANA and chromatin antibodies are not to be used as screening tests due to the chance of false positives. If your "many symptoms" suggest the possi... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes, see a rheumatologist as many forms of arthritis are treatable, especially if early diagnosis and intervention are undertaken. There is no point i... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Cortizone relieve inflammation and I am glad that you feel better. However, the success of the injection does not reveal the pathology. In other words... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Few things: Possibilities include pleurisy, underlying pneumonia, muscle injury from coughing, broken rib. A chest X-ray may give you the answer. Tell your family... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: No, it's not from hitting your head. Pain localized to the muscle that hurts with certain activities is truly arising from the muscle itself. It could... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No evidence: Good for you for being cautious and keeping up with preventative gynecological care. There is no evidence that Stelara (ustekinumab) produces cervical... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not: Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not work well in gout. Drugs used in the short term are colchicine, indomethacin, or prednisone. If there are frequent re... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Rheumatology
Evaluation: Simply having "water on the knee" is not always painful. He may have torn or worn cartilage, an infection, a condition called gout, rheumatoid arthrit... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
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Not ER: Go to your primary care doctor (PCP). If he or she is not available, you could go to urgent care but this is not really "urgent," just painful and not... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not related: Sciatica is due to mechanical compression of the sciatic nerve and fever is from an infection or immune system process. Fever and back pain (not sciat... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Recheck: Pain radiating down the leg, especially past the knee, may signal that it is not arthritis but rather sciatica, a pinched nerve in the back. Also, if ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Land or sea: A tornado over the ocean is called a waterspout.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Gout is not a typical disease found in children as uric acid levels rarely rise before puberty. It takes years for uric acid overload to manifest itse... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Chronic pancreatitis: Other than alcohol, ductal obstruction, and high serum triglycerides (not total cholesterol), look into hereditary pancreatitis by asking family. Also... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Ignore: Some medicines can prevent most gout attacks which means a huge difference in quality of life.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not really: Unless there is an obvious reversible cause such as excess alcohol consumption, gout is caused by excess uric acid build up in the body due to overpro... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Scleroderma is condition in which the skin hardens. Psoriasis is am autoimmune condition that produces a flaking red rash and changes in the nails.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Urgent care: Pain, swelling, and warmth point to an inflammatory cause rather than a mechanical cause such as osteoarthrosis or ill-fitting shoes. Gout is high on ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: However, if you are also on methotrexate or some other medication, alcohol needs to be severely limited. Ask your doctor about all your meds and alcoh... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Highly unlikely: There is almost zero risk. These procedures are not penetrating bloody procedures like body piercing. The instruments would have to be contaminated wi... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Maybe: High uric acid causes intermittent episodes of joint pain called gout. Simply having high uric acid does not cause chronic bone pain. First, see a the... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
More tests: Joint swelling and an elevated ESR indicate that you have joint inflammation, not just joint pain. This makes it suspicious for seronegative RA (rheu... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: That dose is quite safe. One could have side-effects such as diarrhea but one would not become "toxic."
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Unusual: Scoliosis by itself should not cause either problem. The left arm and the right leg are not served by the same set of nerves making this quite unusual... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
From the Cleveland Clinic: "For a male who is born with bell clapper deformity, his testes are hanging in the scrotum and can swing freely, like a cl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
OK: Ibuprofen is not a sulfa drug. If you are allergic to sulfa drugs but you are not allergic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), you shou... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Do not fix: I have seen this often. It is called partial syndactyly. The complications of trying to "fix" the partially connected toes can be greater than having ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Find a special PT: Hypermobility does not respond to medications. Chronic use of pain medications leads to addiction or side-effects. I prefer PT to develop a strengthen... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Difficult question: There are typically only four areas where the problem may be: the brain which includes the psyche, the spinal cord, the peripheral nerves, and the mus... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Joint capsule: Though it hasn't been proven, it is believed that atmospheric changes can cause the joint capsule (covering around the joint) to swell and thus feel p... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Many: Osteoarthritis for one is age and trauma related wear and tear of the cartilage in joints. There are many others including macular degeneration of the... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Time: Plaquenil is an excellent drug for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of lupus but it takes time to have an effect. Drugs like ibuprofen and Tyle... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not related: Diabetes and gout differ in that diabetes is a state of high blood sugar and gout results from high uric acid. However, both conditions can affect the... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Routine blood work should not include testing for Lyme disease. The test is only to be run if there is suspicion that the individual has been infected... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No, osteoarthritis is not reversible. Sometimes the speed of cartilage degradation can be slowed down. For example, weight loss slows the progression ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Neurologist: Atrophy in an extremity definitely needs to be investigated. The best person to see is a neurologist. I wouldn't think that ALS is the top diagnosis. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
See below: Drugs used in the short term are colchicine and indomethacin and sometimes prednisone. If there are frequent recurrent disabling attacks of gout, eros... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Depends: There is no single answer as it depends on whether the joint pain is mechanical, inflammatory, neuropathic, or functional. Depending on the cause, the... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not related: These symptoms are unrelated. Low back pain has a plethora of causes, the most common of which is muscular low back pain which resolves by itself. Wit... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Check first : This may not be fibromyalgia. Morning stiffness in small joints brings up the possibility of rheumatoid arthritis. The pain of fibromyalgia is felt mo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Stopping an anti-inflammatory medication will make the symptoms worsen but the arthritic condition will not change. In rheumatoid arthritis, drugs tha... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dec 16, 2013
Dr. Moeser provides sensible, timely answers about complex topics, and is clearly a knowledgeable and caring physician.
Jan 20, 2013
Dr Moeser is a knowledgeable and dedicated physician.
Jan 14, 2014
excellent doctor who I enjoy learning from.
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Dear Dr. Moeser, The original question only allows a small amount of characters, therefore I could not fit everything in the small section. I do have physical signs of autoimmune as well as family hi...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! The symptoms of fibromyalgia match me almost to a T! I'm glad that my pcp figured it out, and your info verified her diagnosis. It's not my imagination ! I had to sto...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I've lived with SLE since 1984 and now with the prednisone daily I have degenerated discs , cervical and lumbar SPINE. I have had surgery on both, a cervical fusion and...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

CONEY ISLAND HOSPITAL
Completed 1986

Awards

America's Most Compassionate Doctor 2015
America's Compassionate Doctor Award 2016
Most Influential, Third Place, Missouri - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Rheumatology
American College of Physicians
American College of Physician Executives
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