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Robin Armstrong

Dr. Robin Armstrong is a Houston, Texas based physician.

Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the first COVID-19 wave in the U.S., Dr. Armstrong helped care for nursing home staff through a combination of testing and treatment using hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, and zinc with only one fatality as of April 27, 2020 (source), but Armstrong later stated that three of the high-risk patients died.


From an article

In late July, in a letter to Abbott and other state officials, Hall asked Abbott to encourage the Texas Medical Board and Texas Pharmacy Board to give more latitude to doctors in using hydroxychloroquine.

The letter singled out Armstrong as someone being unfairly investigated by the Medical Board.

In an interview, Armstrong declined to disclose correspondence with the medical board, which he said was confidential.

But he said the medical board is “not being punitive to physicians at all. It’s just a bureaucratic structure that forces them down this road.”

He said he has received criticism in the media, “partly out of ignorance, partly because it’s political” — Armstrong serves on the Republican National Committee.

Hall sent the letter to Abbott on July 31, the same day the Medical Board issued a statement that said “while there are drugs and therapies being used to treat COVID-19, there is no definitive cure at this time.”

The statement continued: “Both patients and physicians have a right to decide what treatment may be used for COVID-19. The Board does not issue endorsements of the use of any specific drugs or treatments for COVID-19, but any treatment decision must be made with full, proper and accurate disclosure by a physician.”

Medical Board spokesman Jarrett Schneider said the board sends letters to physicians if it has received a written complaint and has information that indicates a physician might be in violation of state law.

“The letters are not an attempt to intimidate or harass but to ensure compliance with state statutes and board rules,” he said.

The board cannot confirm complaints received or investigations as they are statutorily confidential.


In 2021, Dr. Armstrong announced a bid to seek the District 11 seat for the Texas senate as a Republican

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