Local doctors find monoclonal antibodies effective against COVID

 

May 4, 2022

Scott Swanson

Doctors Tim Hindmarsh, left, and Sam Milstein stand in a storeroom where they keep monoclonal antibody treatments that they've found effective with COVID patients.

When Ridgeway Health opened a walk-in medical clinic late last September, founder Dr. Sam Milstein and his staff soon found themselves facing a challenge: a rush of COVID patients looking for treatment.

They went from "six patients a day for the first three weeks" to "30 to 50 a day," coming from "the entire Pacific Northwest.

"We had one-and-a-half providers. We had to surge up with staff to 22. In the first six months we saw 2,200 patients."

A little over half of those were people with COVID symptoms, they said.

Part of the reason for that is Milstein and colleague Dr. Tim Hindmarsh d...



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