Monday, April 12, 2021

Family Medicine: Preventing and Treating COVID-19 with I-MASK+ Protocol

Yes, my practice, Neighborly Family Medicine in Beavercreek and the Free clinic where I'm Founding Medical Director, Open Arms Health Clinic (OAHC) both use the I-MASK+ Protocol to prevent and treat COVID-19.  Outpatient COVID Prevention and Treatment

The COVID-19 virus is a huge challenge and an important opportunity for physicians and others to help people and fix many elements of our health care system.  COVID-19 can be mild, moderate, deadly and/or confusing.  Especially the Long COVID-19 syndrome or Longhauler Syndrome as many call it.

The Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCC) worked together since March 2020 to identify re-purposed, existing medications that could prevent and treat SARS-CoV2.  They also developed an inpatient protocol called MATH+ Hospital Protocol for COVID-19

Most physicians seem to be, unfortunately, unaware of these protocols.  The FLCCC site  (FLCCC web site ) includes the protocols, Information to share with your doctor,  Information about Ivermectin for COVID-19Prevention and Treatment Protocols, and more.

Here is a list of Doctors who prescribe Ivermectin, most of whom use the whole I-MASK+ Protocol (with personalized variations):  Doctors who Prescribe Ivermectin,  including Dr Jonas under Ohio (A. Patrick Jonas, MD in Beavercreek, OH.  Physicians are allowed to treat patients via video visits, which we do almost daily, only for patients in our own state).  We have a more flexible schedule than most physicians, enabling Dr. Jonas to provide the COVID-19 support service.  Our practice is one of a growing number of Direct Primary Care practices in the US which don''t accept insurance as payment for services.  We have zero contracts with insurance companies.

Since the start of the Pandemic, patients recorded in our EHR at Neighborly Family Medicine with a diagnosis of "At risk for COVID-19 exposure", "COVID-19 exposure", "COVID-19" and "COVID-19 Longhauler" include more than 30, 44, 72, and 12 people respectively.  Most of these are after June, 2020.  Many other friends and family members of these patients  had similar diagnoses, but didn't seek care from my practice.  The patients with COVID-19 or Longhaulers that I've treated with the I-MASK+ Protocol (57+ patients) included persons with CHF, CAD, Diabetes, AFib, Renal Failure, Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, Prostate Cancer, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Obesity, Chronic Anticoagulation, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Hypertension, Stroke History, Rheumatoid Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Migraine Headache, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and others.  They included persons from age 24 to 94 (6 persons in their 80's).  After starting the protocol, everyone got better except 2 of the Longhaulers (who are improving) and no one was hospitalized or died.  The Longhauler treatment is based on the I-MASK+ protocol with personalized variations for the chronic inflammation and evolving literature about the Long COVID-19 Syndrome.

I've been pleased with the effects of the protocol on my patients so far.  Together, we actively go after prevention or treatment of COVID-19 and the Long COVID-19 Syndrome.

We're finding that many persons also want to prevent COVID-19 until they get their COVID-19 shot(s) or until an important event.  Many ask about using the protocol after they are vaccinated, if they ever get infected with a variant and/or find out that they are one of the 5% who didn't get full immunity from the vaccine.  Some are waiting for the oral vaccine (at least one is in development)  while others only want to get one shot and many are vaccine hesitant because of new shot technology and so forth.  

I'll be broadcasting about this post on my Blog Talk Radio Show during the next week to further clarify.

More later



  1. Published 06 June 2021...supporting your Ivermectin use

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  3. Where can I listen to your blog talk radio show?