Larry Kaifesh sat down with Dr. Mary Talley Bowden, who filed a lawsuit against Houston Methodist Hospital for Covid-19 data and financials last January 2022. Dr. Bowden says Houston Methodist is not complying with transparency laws for non-profit corporations. Watch the entire interview here.
Dr. Bowden, is an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist who studied medicine at both the University of Texas and Stanford University. She came under fire in 2021 when she promoted Ivermectin and other early treatments for COVID-19 patients. Dr. Bowden also publicly opposed vaccine mandates and was censored by social media tyrants.
“Medical freedom has been hijacked by hospitals, big pharma, insurance companies, and the federal agencies,” said Dr. Bowden during a press conference in Houston in January 2022. (Watch entire press conference here)
According to The Texan News article published January 18, 2022, state law requires non-profit tax-exempt corporations to provide certain information to the public.
Dr. Bowden and fellow plaintiff and investigative reporter Wayne Dolcefino requested financial data from Methodist Hospital and its related physician's organization in November and December of 2021 but said they had received no response at the time.
According to the suit filed in state district court on January 18, 2022, the plaintiffs are requesting financial documents detailing all revenue generated at the hospital through the COVID-19 vaccination program, including details about reimbursements or payments from government, insurance companies, and patients.
The plaintiffs are also requesting information about any financial arrangements with pharmaceutical companies for COVID-19 treatments.
Dr. Bowden said the public should know whether Houston Methodist has benefited financially for prescribing Remdesivir, an experimental drug pushed early in the pandemic by Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The World Health Organization has warned against use of Remdesivir, and studies have shown side effects include kidney and liver damage that can lead to renal failure, but the U.S. National Institutes of Health lists the controversial drug as an approved treatment option.
Additionally, Dr. Bowden says the hospital should make public the number of admitted COVID-19 patients who were fully vaccinated, how many employees are experiencing breakthrough infections, and how many of “the 2,879 patients who have died of COVID” at Houston Methodist hospitals were denied early treatment protocols.
“I want to make this clear, I’m not seeking any financial gains from this or personal gain, I’m simply seeking the truth, which we all deserve,” said Dr. Bowden during the press conference.
Noting that in 2019 Houston Methodist listed $4 billion in assets, Dr. Bowden thinks the public should have information on how much those assets have increased, how much the top 10 executives of the hospital are now earning, and information on bonus pay provided to hospital employees since the onset of the pandemic. One non-profit watchdog group reports the hospital’s net assets are now at $4.9 billion.
Alongside Sylvia Anderson, a patient Dr. Bowden successfully treated for COVID-19 with a combination of steroids, Vitamin C, and high doses of Ivermectin, Dr. Bowden also took aim at media coverage of her conflict with Houston Methodist.
Regarding a recent story that complained she still had her medical license “despite continuing to promote false claims about vaccines and the virus,” Dr. Bowden said the author had never contacted her and did not bother to examine her education and experience to offer a balanced view.
Dr. Bowden has also hired Jennifer Bridges, a nurse fired from Houston Methodist for refusing to comply with the hospital’s vaccine mandate for all employees. A lawsuit over the mandate filed by Bridges and other hospital employees remains pending on appeal before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court.
Plaintiffs’ attorney Steve Mitby told The Texan he expects to succeed in the courts. “I expect we will get these records. It’s state law.”
However, Dr. Bowden told us that as of the interview on December 3 with Kaifesh, the Hospital administration still has not complied with sharing the records.
In July 2022, Dr. Bowden filed a $25 Million defamation lawsuit against Houston Methodist Hospital, which is still pending.