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Dr. Pierre Moeser

Rheumatology
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Missouri, Montana, New York, North Dakota
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Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not regulated: These are not regulated by the FDA or other agency. There is no one to compare the quality of one product over another. Don't be fooled by pure advert... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
First ...: Before starting medications or doing any kind of nerve procedure, make sure that you have done all you can to lessen the attacks of Raynaud's. Keep th... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Gout foods: Melon has been shown to be good for patients with gout as it may help lower uric acid. If you find yourself craving sweet things such as sodas or high... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Some calcification deposits are too small to excise. However, the calcium may not cause symptoms.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No!: Routine blood tests should not include the rheumatoid factor nor the ANA (test for lupus) as positive results do not make a diagnosis of rheumatoid ar... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
PT: It is especially important to strengthen your right leg as you are putting extra pressure on your left knee due to the right leg weakness. A physical ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: There Is no miracle cure. Many patients have their gout well controlled with medications. However, you should first ask your doctor if your gout attac... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
One week: I would start Humira one week after your last Enbrel (etanercept) injection. There is no hard and fast rule. I have seen Humira work as quickly as wit... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, it is possible. Let the doctor know if the bursitis does not improve with treatment. If there is increased redness, warmth, pain in the area or i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Doesn't: Hyaluronic acid in your diet has never been shown to prevent cancer in any scientific study.
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: A gout attack is not typically only one day's duration but it is possible. Injury/trauma pain can last one day if the injury is minor.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Both good: Common muscular low back can be treated equally well with either p.T. Or chiropractic. Joint pain depends entirely on which joint.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Second opinion: What needs to be determined is whether the alignment causes pain and spasm or does spasm cause bad alignment? Get a second opinion before starting Phy... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Japanese poetry: Traditional Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Rare: Congenital insensitivity to pain is not a good thing to have. Fortunately, it is quite rare. People born with this condition constantly injure parts o... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
AS: Do exercise daily. Do not delay treatment if you have AS. Do not assume all doctors are equally skilled at making the diagnosis of AS. I have seen man... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Dr. Raynaud : Auguste Gabriel Maurice Raynaud was a physician in Paris who published the first paper on what would later be known as Raynaud's disease or Raynaud's ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Rare disease: The reason that there is not much information on this disease is that it is rare. In the United States, only 240 people per million have scleroderma. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Precise testing: First recognize that the immune system is complex and is not just one pathway. There are various types of cells and blood constituents that make up th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Dangerous path: To try to treat external stressors such as job burnout, job stress, or other external life problems with medication is dangerous. The real problem nee... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Changes: Once thought to be incurable and progressive, the disease can now sometimes be slowed down and in some cases, stopped. Symptom free existence is not t... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Cannot be: HLA- B27 is always positive or negative. It does not change. One of the tests was wrong. Also, HLA-B27 is useless as a screening test. The symptoms ne... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Iron does not cause swollen ankles. The cause could be diet, joint disease, heart disease, or any number of conditions. I would not ignore this. See y... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not low uric acid: Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid, not low uric acid. Arthritis is a broad term for many types of joint abnormalities such as rheumatoid arthri... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Start by looking up peanut allergy. Peanuts are legumes and cause everything from mild itching to fatal closure of the upper airway.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Mostly no: Most reliable sources say no. Cracking of knuckles causes the nitrogen gas in the joints to explode under pressure. It does not cause arthritis as the... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Hip: It's interesting that not all knee pain originates in the knee. Some knee pain is hip pain referred to the knee.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not autoimmune: It is an inflammatory disease of bones with no identified source of infection but modern researchers do not classify it as an autoimmune condition. Gi... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
The Ws: Describe your knee pain as when your knee pain occurs, what part of the knee hurts, one knee or both, when the pain started, what makes it better, wha... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No such thing: There are over 120 different forms of arthritis. We do not use the term "gay arthritis" to describe any of them.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Different: You will encounter other living with lupus erythematosus but no one has exactly the same set of symptoms.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No single answer: With over a hundred forms of arthritis, the answer as to best treatment ranges from antibiotics to immunosuppressive medications to yoga and everythin... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Based the physician: The treatment of lupus is based not on the hospital but on the physician - a rheumatologist. I would start by going to the clinic at the medical schoo... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Many issues: Pain in the thigh should not be tested by ANA unless lupus is specifically suspected by multiple other signs, symptoms (s/sx). Hla-b27 also not a "scr... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Measure: First, get a professional bra fitting and show the woman your old bras. However, it would not be possible to lose 22 pounds and go from a 32 to a 36 r... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Groin pain: The pain is typical felt in the groin with walking and certain types of rotation. Pulling up the foot and twisting the leg to look at the outside of t... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: The diagnosis is difficult thing to treat. With high dose steroids, look for increased hunger, weight gain, mood changes, trouble sleeping. There are ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Hand/foot cramps often have no clear cause. Though certain neurologic diseases can present that way, it is not typical. More common causes that you co... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Partly: These are excellent tools. Spondyloarthropathy is diagnosed primarily by history and physical exam. X-rays and MRI can help but may not detect early ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No, no, no, and no : Autoimmune diseases are diseases in which the immune system attacks the body itself causing inflammatory pain. Functional pain such as fibromyalgia is... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Healthy food: Almonds have very good nutritional value. They do not cause gout.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Unclear: Furosemide does not relieve arthritis pain unless your problem was swollen legs. In that case, water (weight) loss from the legs would put less stress... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Over 100: Some conditions are joint pain only (osteoarthritis), others have joint pain as part of a systemic process (lupus). Some are curable (certain types of... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not related, related: Unless a medication is causing the low blood pressure, it is most likely not related to the rheumatoid arthritis. However, fatigue is often a symptom ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Scleroderma is not preventable but many other conditions are preventable by following a healthy lifestyle. Eat a varied and healthy diet, exercise reg... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Pains 4: Pain is usually mechanical, inflammatory, neurological, or functional. At 34 y.o., some possibilities are rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral neuropathy,... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
In a way: Lupus and Hashimoto's thyroiditis are both autoimmune diseases. Often the presence of one autoimmune disease makes a second one more likely to occur. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: No oil has been consistently proven to be effective in relieving joint pain. However, olive oil is very beneficial in other ways. Do your heart a favo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
See primary care: Headache and face pain arise from sets of nerves that are different from the nerves that give body pain and numbness of hands. Before seeing a neurolo... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
See below: Rheumatic arthritis is no longer used as a term for rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune disease. Acute rheumatic fever, an infectious disease,... Read More

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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! 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
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr.Moeser for you professional advice and kind words I have been diagnosed with a cancer tumor on spine not spread and will have operation to remove it and phy...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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