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We're sad to announce that Dr. Julie Wilson is leaving and will no longer be part of the medical team here at Hillside Family Medicine. She plans to take a short break from the family medicine clinic setting but will continue teaching and working with medical students at the Alaska Family Medicine Residency as an on-call faculty member. Then starting around July of 2022 she will be joining the medical team as a provider at Arete Family Care.
We're going to miss Dr. Wilson and wish her the best as she continues to provide excellent education and patient care in this next chapter of her career.
We understand you may have questions regarding Dr. Nolte’s involvement in the Alaska Early Treatment Summit. Firstly, Dr. Nolte’s support of the conference and its message is not universally shared by all the providers at Hillside Family Medicine. Secondly, Hillside has never been and is not anti-vaccine. Dr. Nolte’s involvement in the conference was in hopes to help educate people regarding the importance of early treatment of COVID-19 and keep people out of the hospital. Many people seek care too late when treatments such as monoclonal antibodies are only effective within the 1-10 day timeline for BOTH onset of symptoms AND positive test result. Many of our patients have not received the public health message that self care, support of the immune system, and treatment of vitamin D deficiency significantly decreases risk of severe complications of COVID-19. The conference did bring to light that there may be safety concerns regarding the currently available COVID-19 vaccines in certain circumstances. As always the providers at Hillside strive to discuss risks and benefits of every vaccine and support each patient’s individual informed decision. This is new territory for every single healthcare provider and our goal is not to create division, but discussion, and give our patients the best care possible. We hope to continue caring for you and your family and thank you for choosing Hillside Family Medicine as part of your healtcare team.
Here is a copy of the early outpatient treatment protocol. COVID-19 Suggested Outpatient Treatment
We're sad to announce that Dr. Juliana Shields will no longer be part of the medical team here at Hillside Family Medicine. She will be transferring over to work with Dr. Erin Royal and Dr. Hannah Hawkins at Dr. Erin Royal Family Medicine.
If you received a letter from Premera BCBS stating that Dr. Julie Stewart or any other provider here at Hillside Family Medicine is no longer in network for your Premera Blue Cross Plan, please disregard.
There was a processing error and we are working to get this corrected with Premera and the Provider Information Department. There will be no break in coverage for this provider but we were notified that it may take up to a week for the corrections to populate throughout their system. We apologize for any confusion and want to thank the patients that called in after receiving a letter to notify us of the issue.