A Fort Worth, Texas-based physician is facing charges for treating a patient's COVID-19 with ivermectin, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported July 28.
The Texas Medical Board filed a complaint against Mary Talley Bowden, MD, in April after she prescribed ivermectin to a patient at Texas Health Huguley Hospital without possessing privileges at the hospital, without evaluating the patient and without reviewing the patient's medical history.
The board is investigating whether the physician had the authority to practice medicine and whether she knew enough about the patient to prescribe medication. Dr. Bowden has denied all allegations and claims the board did not follow procedural rules in the case.
According to the report, Dr. Bowden applied to get privileges at the hospital to treat the patient with ivermectin. She later withdrew her application but later emailed the hospital to supplement her application and said she planned to supervise a nurse at hospital to administer the drug.
Hospital staff said she did not have privileges after failing to complete her application but the nurse arrived anyway, resulting in a "disruptive scene," according to the report.
Dr. Bowden has since resigned her privileges from Houston Methodist Hospital.