An 18-year-old Florida teen who opened a West Palm Beach “holistic medical clinic” has been arrested for practicing without a license, after allegedly performing medical exams on people, one of which happened to be an undercover officer — whoops! Malachi Love-Robinson, who identifies himself as a “PhD, HHP-C, AMP-C” (the latter two don’t actually mean anything) on the as of now still-live website for his practice, New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center and Urgent Care, was reportedly first ordered a cease and desist back in October, which he ignored.
The website also claims that Love-Robinson is “President, CEO, and Founder” of the practice:
This isn’t the first time the wannabe Doogie Howser was caught impersonating a doctor, however. In January 2015, when Love-Robinson was just 17, he was caught wandering around St. Mary’s Medical Center in Palm Beach pretending to be a doctor and — *horrified gasp* — “peeking in on gynecology exams.” He was briefly detained and questioned but not arrested despite authorities finding a “wardrobe of lab coats” in his car.
Dr. Sebastian Kent, an OB/GYN whose office is on the St. Mary’s Medical Center grounds, said he was amazed to hear that the same teen who had introduced himself as a doctor a year ago had been accused of impersonating a doctor a second time.
“I’ve been in practice for 36 years, this is the first time something like this has happened,” he said. “It’s very strange. Very, very strange.”
Love-Robinson’s grandfather, William Robinson, says that the whole thing is just a big misunderstanding and that his grandson was just “pursuing the field that he wanted to get into.” If that really is the case here’s hoping the kid, you know, thinks about actual medical school.
(Via Charlotte Observer)