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