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 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: You should be just fine. I tell patients to leave it out 30-60 minutes to let it warm up. The drug is not that unstable that there would be a problem ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Wave: Give a quick wave and say, " hi, nice to meet (see) you. I have arthritis and my doctor wants me to avoid shaking hands." repeat, "it's nice to meet (... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Typically not: Though turf toe is very painful, it is usually not sufficient trauma to cause secondary osteoarthritis. However, almost everyone develops osteoarthrit... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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No: Lupus is a disease that affects many organ systems in some people and only one or two systems in others. When the term lupus arthritis is used it is r... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Hands: If you mean colds and other other viruses, use a hand sanitizer frequently. Many germs are spread via the hands. Change your diet to include more frui... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Rule: A good rule of thumb is to avoid live vaccinations such the nasal flu vaccine while taking a biologic response modifier (cimzia, enbrel, etc.). The fl... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Yes: A significant number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis have negative blood tests but still have the disease. The history, physical examination, x-... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Attack on self: Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. The immune system attacks the patient's own body (autoimmunity) and can inflam... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Fortunately, gout is not contagious. The individual affected by gout simply has an excess of uric acid in her body and the excess buildup is often gen... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Yes, new data: New data shows an increased risk of several malignancies especially non-hodgkins lymphoma in patients with lupus. However, the skin lesions of lupus d... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Some forms of vasculitis follow an infection but vasculitis itself is characterized by inflammation rather than active infection. None of the vasculit... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Excessive amounts of alcohol, meat, seafood, and high fructose corn syrup can predispose to gout. Overeating and obesity are also risk factors.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Orally: It is a pill that comes in different strengths. The doctor orders tests to make sure that the Allopurinol is lowering the uric acid in the blood.
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A member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes but: Yes, but certain ones are safer than others. Ask your ob. Ibuprofen is the safest of the nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Gout mainly affects joints but can affect the skin and the kidneys as well. Modern treatments exist to control gout in all areas of the body. Prompt d... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Various: As there are different forms of scleroderma, the treatment is not universal. There is no cure but various techniques and medicines can provide some re... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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None: Failure to treat giant cell arteritis promptly with high dose steroids can lead to irreversible blindness, stroke, or other catastrophic complications... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Possible negative: Rheumatoid factor (rf) and cyclic citrinullated peptide (ccp) are the two tests that help confirm a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Other tests are... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
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Usually not: No, joint swelling does not usually occur. Joint pain is also uncommon. Muscle pain and inflammation occur commonly with influenza b.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Neither: Neither Enbrel (etanercept) nor Humira are narcotics. They are not addictive. They are drugs made by biologic systems and thus are called biologic res... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: There is no proven association of antihistamine medications and gout.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Uric acid: Gout is over accumulation of uric acid in the body. A gouty arthritis attack is one of the most severe joint pains possible. Other symptoms of gout ca... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Depends: There are many factors that influence survival such as age, sex, presence of heart failure, etc. Thus, it is best not to make a general statement befo... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Red wolf: Lupus means wolf. Erythema refers to redness, meaning the redness of the skin rash. W.P. Kinsella, a canadian author, wrote a fiction book, "red wolf,... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes.: The best tests are a thorough history and physical examination (h&p) by a rheumatologist. Blood tests such as the rheumatoid factor and cyclic citrinu... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder that can affect internal organs including the pleura ( lining around the lungs). It it occ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Lose weight: Lose weight if you are overweight. Each additional pound adds 4-6 lb of stress pressure on the knee. Gentle exercise will strengthen support muscles w... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Treatment: If it is definitely gout and you have multiple severe painful recurrences, you need to see a physician who routinely treats gout. There are several dr... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Osteoarthritis (OA)?: Assuming it is advanced oa, routine physical therapy will not help but an ambulation/gait specialist might help determine if you are using the knee, a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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See a Psychologist: A true phobia such as this usually requires professional help. Realize that you are not "crazy." you are just looking for help to overcome an annoyin... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Osteoarthritis is a structural disease of worn joints, cartilage loss, and bone spur formation. Fibromyalgia is a chronic painful condition in which p... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Do not smoke: There are many potential triggers for the development of RA in patients who are genetically susceptible. Though are many suggestions given, the single... Read More
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Unusual: Gout can occur like this but it is unusual for so many joints to hurt at once. Never the less, buy over-the-counter ibuprofen and he can take 800mg th... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
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Almost zero: As you were not bitten nor scratched by a rabid animal, the risk is almost zero. Also you did not get raccoon saliva into an open wound or on one of y... Read More
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A female asked:
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Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, you may take them together. One is a steroid given to treat inflammation or an overactive immune system. The other, Bactrim, is an antibiotic giv... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
You clearly have an inflammatory disorder. Assuming antiTG is antiThyroglobulin, you may have an overlap with Hashimoto thyroiditis. ANA is positive i... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Osteoarthritis would be a slow process of wear-and-tear and bony enlargement of the sternoclavicular joint. Sudden enlargement would be due to disloca... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
CBD will not interfere with gadolinium.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
There are over 200 causes of joint pain so the treatment depends on whether the joint pain is caused by trauma, infection, mechanical wear & tear,... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Psoriasis does not cause numbness nor fatigue.
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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While CBD has some health benefits, CBD does not kill or inhibit viruses.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Go immediately to an emergency room, not an urgent care center. A black finger could be a sign of gangrene or at least a severe injury. The people in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Most likely answer is that he became distracted and didn't send them. Or he sent them to the wrong pharmacy. Or he hasn't finished his workload for th... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Maybe: Myalgia just means muscle pain which may not be worrisome. However, if you have myositis which would be verified by blood tests such as an elevated cr... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not the prednisone: Prednisone is relatively safe to use for short duration. The danger of Prednisone is too much, too often, too long a time. It doesn't sound like you a... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Painless ulcers: Mouth ulcers are sometimes the first signs of lupus and occur in 10-45 % of lupus patients. The are usually painless sores. Some lupus patients have g... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Osteoarthritis: It sounds like you are reading the x-ray report of someone with knee osteoarthritis. Joint space narrowing = cartilage loss. Spurring = bone spurs. Su... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Rheumatologist: A rheumatologist is the specialist with the most in depth knowledge of connective tissue disorders. Caution: blood tests such as the rnp antibody do n... Read More
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Treat symptoms: Scleroderma itself has no treatment. However, there are treatments for some of the manifestations of the disease. For example, problems with circulati... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: No, there is no correlation.
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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! 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

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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