Former Houston Methodist Doctor Still Licensed After Using Social Media To Spread COVID 19 Misinformation

Months later, Bowden has not ceased such posts. She still tweets in support of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin as a treatment for the coronavirus, despite warnings from public health officials advising people not to take it. In November, Bowden's attorney Steve Mitby told the Washington Post that his client has treated more than 2,000 COVID-19 patients and is "not anti-vaccine." On Monday, however, she tweeted "I can think of no medically valid reason for anyone to get the vaccine now," later celebrating the fact that Twitter had not suspended her account for sharing such information. 

Thank you @TwitterSupport for not censoring me despite the outlash of angry Karens reporting me for misinformation. https://t.co/hrRUEWFsN7

— Mary Talley Bowden MD (@MdBreathe) January 12, 2022

Bowden has also used her platform to mock and call out local officials, like Texas state Rep. Gene Wu. On Monday in response to County Judge Lina Hidalgo raising the COVID-19 threat level to "Red" in response to increased hospitalizations in the area due to the Omicron-variant, Bowden blamed vaccinated individuals for the surge. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows unvaccinated individuals are more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 than those who are vaccinated. 

This is complete #Misinformation. This is now a pandemic of the vaccinated. https://t.co/PyACEUKewR

— Mary Talley Bowden MD (@MdBreathe) January 10, 2022

He's alive! But still too scared to debate. https://t.co/tnG7UTJU4M

— Mary Talley Bowden MD (@MdBreathe) December 29, 2021

Bowden currently operates out of Breathe MD off of Kirby Dr., where she prefers to employ members who are unvaccinated. In a December Instagram post, Bowden announced she had recently hired Jennifer Bridges, a former Houston Methodist nurse who was fired last year for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Bridges allegedly treated Bowden earlier this month for COVID-19, Bowden said in a tweet. 

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Bowden was licensed as a physician in Texas in 2000 and still maintains her specialty certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology, according to Texas Medical Board records. Her records show no history of discipline or medical malpractice investigations, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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In July, the Federation of State Medical Boards issued a warning that "Physicians who generate and spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation or disinformation are risking disciplinary action by state medical boards, including the suspension or revocation of their medical license."

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