Texas doctor Mary Bowden suspended, banned from administering ivermectin to COVID patients.
Dr. Mary Bowden, who was suspended from a Texas hospital after promoting ivermectin as a COVID treatment said “I have treated more than 2000 COVID-19 patients, including many with comorbidities, and none of these patients have required hospitalization.”
Dr. Mary Bowden, a private-practice otolaryngologist trained at the Medical College of Georgia was banned from Houston Methodist earlier this month after persistently advocating for the use of ivermectin for COVID patients.
Bowden claims to have treated 2,000 people for COVID-19, some of whom were given the medicine and that none of her patients have been admitted to the hospital. She tweeted on November 10 that “Ivermectin might not be as dangerous as everyone claimed it was.” “Speak up!”
Bowden has also spoken out against the COVID vaccination mandate, announcing in a recent blog post that she will “change my practice focus to treating the unvaccinated.” Bowden’s views “are destructive to the community,” Houston Methodist wrote in a November 12 Twitter thread calling them “dangerous disinformation that is not supported in research.”
Dr. Bowden resigned last Monday when a reporter for the Houston Chronicle told her of her suspension. She called Houston Methodist’s charges that she propagated “hazardous falsehoods” “false and defamatory” in a letter justifying the action.
“For the past two years, I have worked tirelessly to give early therapy to COVID-19 sufferers. My efforts have had positive results. I’ve seen over 2,000 COVID-19 patients many of whom had comorbidities, and none of them needed to be admitted to the hospital. “This is proof of the effectiveness of my therapy approaches,” she added.
“I don’t propagate false information and my viewpoints are backed up by science.” Ivermectin’s effectiveness in treating COVID-19 is well established, and there is no evidence of major or fatal adverse effects related with the dosages used to treat COVID-19,” she said.
She went on to say that many of her patients have successfully combined the medicine with other therapy as part of their rehabilitation plans. “I believe that more COVID-related fatalities and hospitalizations may have been avoided if more doctors had focused on early treatment,” she stated.
Bowden said she believes Houston Methodist suspended her because “they are using me as an example” in a press conference last week. The hospital made national headlines earlier this year when it became one of the first in the country to require all personnel to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Dallas Morning News, Bowden has never been disciplined before.
According to Bowden, she had “extremely loose ties” with Houston Methodist and only got privileges in the event that one of her patients required hospitalization. “I’m glad to announce that as a result of my early and aggressive therapy for COVID patients, I’ve never had to admit anyone to Methodist,” she added, stating that none of her patients had a significant reaction to the medicine.
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