Dr. Bates Moses

Palliative Care
Riverside, CA
24 years experience male

Locations

Office

Riverside, CA

Address

10800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA
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Office

Riverside, CA

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Palliative Care

Hospital-based practice

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
25 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Very poor: Unfortunately very poor however depends on what is meant my "total" failure. If complete kidney failure means not making any urine, then prognosis is... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Talk more with docs: If i understand currently he has been on dialysis for 1 year and now just starting hospice (another diagnosis?). "no longer helpful" is very subjecti... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Spend time with her: Sorry about your mom. It's very hard to know sometimes what to do. Spend as much time with her as possible. Offer to help her with any day to day task... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Ask his/her doctor: Depends on many factors, including current overall health, functional status, ongoing palliative treatments including palliative chemotherapy, and so ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Variable: You can get average survival or mortality data from tools used initially for determine surgical candidates for cirrhosis pts. Search online for child... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Varies: Time will tell, some people have very hormone sensitive prostate cancers and others have various degrees of responsiveness. Potentially many more yea... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Talk to liver doc: Meld of 19 for most is mild-moderate on the spectrum of 'end-stage' cirrhosis with regards to prognosis. Since your were told untreatable it might be... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Unknown: Yellow skin/jaundice can be from liver obstruction, liver damage, or other causes. If the cancer has spread and liver damage is confirmed this may in... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Unclear: Urgent might be defined differently by different providers/specialties. For me urgent findings might include things needing surgery soon, things that... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Will likely occur: Some diseases are termed "silent killers" like hypertension (or diabetes or high cholesterol) when undiagnosed and before serious symptoms have develo... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Unlikely: If the lung doctor stated that the COPD is truly "end-stage" and if the ventilator was initiated due to progressive decline in lung function (evidence... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Unlikely: High iron is not in any common prognostic database for terminal cancer patients and even these are difficult to apply to an individual patient. High i... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
They sometimes to be: It depends on the patient's goals of care. Some want to remain as alert as possible and are willing to suffer to remain alert. Others do not but can ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Don't know: If your doctor stated that you may want to ask for more information. I would need to know more effective than what and for what (pain, mood, less side... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Possibly many: Difficult to say just based on the disease itself as for most it depends on the stage of the disease or how advanced it is by the time it is diagnosed... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Four (4): Cirrhosis is typically staged from 1 to 4. End-stage typically means the liver is no longer compensating even with various medical interventions and ... Read More
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A 91-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Probably yes to both: As one nears the end of life, everything slowly slows down. Exercise and a healthy diet are good and would let her guide you with how much is needed. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Check hospice sites: Some hospice sites give guidance on the dying process which is seen in late stage (or end stage) cancer or any other disease process. Quick search fo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Ask social worker: Sorry about your mom. There are both federal and state laws that may apply. Ask your employer or your mom's social worker (if on hospice or palliat... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Talk to more docs: It always helps if uncertain on what to do to talk to a variety of people, including even getting a 2nd opinion if chemotherapy felt to really help (o... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Any kind: The best spiritual therapy is one that fits your values and beliefs and needs. What has helped you in the past (nature, music, art, prayer, meditatio... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Unknown: Agree with previous answer. There are several medications that can replace or supplement the pancreas' function. I am not sure the coma (if the unde... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Limited studies: The best studies for effectiveness for methylnatrexone is for patients with opioid-induced constipation (it works on the same receptors as opioids lik... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Likely true: The recommendation is based on the ability to tolerate surgery, radiation, chemotherapy (which all or some may or may not be considered for this type ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Get re-evaluated: This is unusual if truly not terminal. Rapid weight loss could be from fluid loss (dehydration). I would suggest notifying your oncologist (is the ca... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Limited: If she is having symptoms despite optimized treatment interventions it sounds that her prognosis might be very poor (for example might qualify for hos... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Congenital & cancer: Terminal conditions in children are typically based on age range and best considered as 'causes of death' infants (less than 1 year old): congenital ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
MELD and Childs-Pugh: You can get average survival or mortality data from tools used initially for determine surgical candidates for cirrhosis pts. Search online for child... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Unknown: It sounds like you a reporting lung failure after a double-lung transplant? Lung failure (or respiratory failure as commonly known in the field) can... Read More
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Scared?: If your mom is healthy & active, then it is unclear why this recommendation is being repeated to her. If she is frail or has a terminal illness then ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Talk to oncologist: High platelets could be a sign of inflammation and low hemoglobin a sign of being chronically ill, but your oncologist can do further testing to see i... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Ask his docs: Sorry about your dad. There is improving methods of identifying how much time someone may have (on average) and if your dad wants to know that he shou... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Ask friends, others: In addition to the prior excellent links provided, ask around for your area. Different agencies service different locations. Ask neighbors, friends, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Average: The doctor is basing this on averages and yes, unfortunately the average is measured in months. Get all the help you can. If his focus is on minimizin... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Yes: From uremia or electrolyte/mineral abnormalities or fluctuating drug levels (due to reduced renal clearance) among several possible causes.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Variable: There is a variety of factors to consider and prognosis depends on several factors such as level of white blood cell counts, red cell counts, platelet... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Yes: Terminal cancer might be diagnosed early and depending on type of cancer, functional status, palliative interventions (to maximize quality of life) so... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Some cancers: Most commonly terminal cancer patients might have pain. However with intensive pain control (such as that can be provided by a palliative medicine tea... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
MELD and Childs-Pugh: You can get average survival or mortality data from tools used initially for determine surgical candidates. Search online for childs-pugh calculator ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Rarely: Behçet’s disease is likely a vasculitis problem that results in ulcers, typically in or around mucous membranes (like the mouth). Prognosis has great... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Evidence-based: Guidelines are based on many factors, there are no official "guidelines" since individual patients are different and adapting average prognostic infor... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
One step at a time: The person smoking or alcoholic is first going to have to be motivated themselves to quit. If that person is you that is great news as realizing the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Possibly: It really depends on the type of cancer, aggressiveness of the cancer, and response rates to various treatments. Without knowing the type of cancer i... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Most can be: Common diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure) all can be terminal without proper care, management, and close fo... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Talk to social wrkr: Hospice is about quality of life and you need to feel comfortable that you are receiving the best care for your diagnosis (whatever the 'service' migh... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
WWW.PPARX.ORG: I am not sure, but i found this statement from norvir's website (http://www.Norvir.Com/) "if you cannot afford your medication, contact: www.Pparx.... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Possibly many years: Life expectancy depends on the rate of progression (many factors including medical and lifestyle interventions that might slow down the progression) a... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Depends on liver #'s: You can get average survival or mortality data from tools used initially for determining surgical candidates or risk. Search online for childs-pugh ca... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
Check hospice sites: It's about maximizing quality of life when someone is approaching the end-of-life (curative or maintenance treatments are no longer working). So any c... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 24 years experience
For temporary help: If truly end-stage, including no longer a candidate for interventions to treat the heart disease, then as her heart has failed it has led to the lungs... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Moses is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Moses is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

KETTERING MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Palliative Care Specialist, First Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Palliative Care Specialist, Third Place, National - Summer
2013
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