The Union Democrat

Doctor in ivermectin lawsuit resigns from Houston hospital


DALLAS, Texas — The doctor involved in a lawsuit over ivermectin treatments for a Fort Worth coronaviru­s patient has resigned from a Houston hospital after the hospital suspended her last week.

Dr. Mary Talley Bowden, a private-practice ear, nose and throat doctor who had provisiona­l privileges to practice at Houston Methodist Hospital, was suspended Friday after spreading COVID-19 misinforma­tion, the hospital said.

“I am a flea on the elephant of Methodist,” Bowden said in an interview Tuesday on KTRHAM, a Houston talk radio station. “There is no reason for them to go after me like this. … They are using me to show what’s going to happen to doctors who speak out.”

Bowden said she sent the hospital her resignatio­n on Monday, and Houston Methodist confirmed her resignatio­n to The Dallas Morning News.

The hospital said in a written statement the doctor posted harmful personal and political opinions about the coronaviru­s and the vaccines that “[did] not reflect reliable medical evidence” as reason for her temporary suspension. Bowden had never admitted patients to the hospital during the time she had privileges, the hospital said.

Media consultant Wayne Dolcefino, whose firm was hired by the doctor, said Bowden “feels like she’s being beat up for giving her medical advice” and that she “feels vilified.” He added that “if Methodist doesn’t want her there, that’s their choice.”

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