A South Florida teenager has been taken into custody after he played doctor with real patients for the second time in just over a year, according to the authorities.
Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, who is known as "Dr. Robinson" to his patients, was arrested after he allegedly gave physical exams and medical advice to patients - including an undercover agent - at a "holistic medical clinic" he founded in West Palm Beach.
Dr. Sebastian Kent, an OB/GYN whose office is on the St. Mary's Medical Center grounds, said he was shocked to hear that the same teenager who had introduced himself as a doctor a year ago had been accused of impersonating a doctor a second time.
Last October, the authorities got the information that Love-Robinson was at it again. The authorities sent him cease-and-desist letter, Florida Department of Health spokesman Brad Dalton said, but the kid was incorrigible.
In Nov 2015, Love-Robinson seemed to open New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center and Urgent Care, based on a Facebook page for the clinic, and allegedly put together a semi-convincing sham.
However, there were some loopholes in his disguise: a description of Love-Robinson on the website healthgrades.com says that he is a 25-year-old "well rounded professional, misspelling the word "professional," and his bio doesn't offer any schools he attended and his name is nowhere to be found in the Florida Department of Health's license verification database.
Love-Robinson is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on a $21,000 bond and is charged with practicing medicine without a license, theft and four counts of fraud.
However, Love-Robinson's grandfather, William Robinson, says this is just a misunderstanding. He said the teen never claimed to be a medical doctor, just a holistic doctor, and that he held certificates to practice from online schools.
The grandfather denied that Love-Robinson received any patients at his clinic, adding that the goal was to set up the clinic and then attract licensed doctors to come work there.