Somebody’s been binge-watching old episodes of Doogie Howser, M.D.! You will not believe this youngster’s gall, but 18-year-old Malachi Love-Robinson posted ads on the internet, made a website, set up a clinic and treated patients – all without a medical degree or license to practice – before being arrested earlier this week.
What’s more this is the THIRD time the kid-quack has been cited!
Florida Health Department spokesman Brad Dalton said, “He has his website and other websites he’s put together saying he’s a doctor, but he doesn’t have a license with the Department of Health.”
The bogus New Birth New Life Medical Center & Urgent Care website and Facebook page listed Love-Robinson as its president, CEO and founder next to a professional-looking headshot of him in a white lab coat with a stethoscope around his neck.
Malachi’s grandfather defended the boy’s intentions in interviews with local news crews, saying, “He’s not out doing drugs, he’s not out trying to rob nobody. He’s trying to do something constructive, [and] he had good intentions.”
Love-Robinson said, as he was being led away in handcuffs, “I’m hurt because of all of these allegations. But this is not the first time I have been accused and I will pursue this, and when I do, you will be the first to know.”
That’s true – it’s the third time. In October of 2015 he was caught posing as a licensed massage therapist. In January he was seen creeping around the OB-GYN and maternity ward at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was found out and the story about the unnamed, underage “gynocologist” went viral. He’s also been accused of stealing checks from one 86-year-old patient and cashing them.
Believe it or not, the phony physician’s website is still online!