HUB TELEGRAM: A south Florida teenager is in jail after he played doctor with real patients for the second time in just over a year, authorities say.
Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, known as “Dr. Robinson” to his patients, was arrested after he allegedly gave physical exams and medical advice to people — including an undercover officer — at a “holistic medical clinic” he founded in West Palm Beach.
Sources say Love-Robinson is the same teen caught in January 2015 masquerading as a doctor at St. Mary’s Medical Center, peeking in on gynecology exams and keeping a wardrobe of lab coats inside 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 is charged with practicing medicine without a license. He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on $6,000 bail.
According to the Florida Department of Health, Love-Robinson came onto the agency’s radar after receiving a tip in October that he had been practicing medicine without a license.
Authorities sent a cease-and-desist letter, said department spokesman Brad Dalton, but Love-Robinson continued to practice.
He opened the New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center and Urgent Care at 4700 N. Congress Ave. in West Palm Beach. In paperwork for the business, he is listed as the CEO. His title: Dr. Malachi Love-Robinson.
His website boasts that he holds a Ph.D., an “HHP-C” and an “AMP-C,” though it is unclear what the latter two designations stand for.