Malachi Love-Robinson: The Teen who Posed as a Doctor
Malachi Love-Robinson, an 18 year-old teen from South Florida, is alleged to have posed as a doctor practicing medicine without proper licensing and conducting a physical exam on an undercover agent. Performing medical procedures and dispensing medical advice without proper credentials is a third-degree felony in the state of Florida.
Malachi Love-Robinson implemented his practice in West Palm Beach, deemed the New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center. His website claimed he possessed a PHD. Additionally he lists letters HHP-C and AMP-C as a suffix designation following his name, despite there being no clear indication of those accreditations. In spite of not holding sound medical documentation, Love-Robinson was able to get ahold of a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number, which enables him to charge Medicaid and Medicare for patients’ treatment. In October of 2015, a cease-and-desist letter was sent by the Florida Department of Health, yet Love went on to practice medicine unfazed up until the days leading to his arrest.
Before The Apprehension of Malachi Love-Robinson
The teen charlatan maintained that he had two degrees from Southwest College of Natural Medicine and Arizona State University, both it would later come to light were spurious. Love-Robinson also was employed for a spell at New Directions Behavioral Health (NDBH), an addiction treatment center for drug and alcohol abuse located in Boynton Beach, Fl. He was the program director at New Directions rehab until he opened the notorious and fraudulent practice in West Palm Beach, Fl. The Palm Beach Post revealed that the teen posing as a doctor had declared that the $3,000 monthly rent at his new medical practice was compensated for by his income from New Directions.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, the teen doctor masqueraded as an OB/GYN under the pseudonym name Dr. Robinson at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Love was interrogated, but not incarcerated at that time. Along with conducting a counterfeit medical outfit without valid medical licensing, Robinson is being charged with grand theft after embezzling thousands of dollars from an 86-year-old elderly lady during several home visits.
And when you thought the story couldn’t get much more bizarre, the teen posted on his Facebook page, which has since been deleted, that he was struggling with stage 2 kidney cancer.
His mother also states he had discontinued use of his psychiatric medications and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office claims that the teen impostor was once committed for mental health treatment without consent.
Presently, Malachi Love-Robinson is being charged and will go before the courts to receive his sentencing. The silver lining is that he will no longer practice medicine in this context with its inherent liabilities. This is surely not the last chapter in the case of Malachi Love- Robinson as more light will continue to be shed on his precarious mental health issues. We hope that in the end he gets the help he deserves and that in the future something like this never happens again.
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