Many kids who grew up in the 80s and 90s dreamed of becoming a young doctor like Doogie Howser, because he made the whole thing look so cool. But there's a reason most doctors have to go through nearly a decade of schooling before the lives of patients are put into their capable hands, and that's because untrained doctors can lead to untimely deaths. However, those thoughts never entered 18-year-old Malachi Love-Robinson's mind when he set up the New Birth New Life Medical Center and Urgent Care LLC in Palm Beach, Florida. His bio at the website says,
Dr. Malachi A. Love-Robinson is a a well rounded professional that treats, and cares for patients, using a system of practice that bases treatment of physiological functions and abnormal conditions on natural laws governing the human body. Dr Love-Robinson utilizes physiological, psychological, and mechanical methods, such as air, water, light, heat, earth, phototherapy, food and herb therapy, psychotherapy, electrotherapy, physiotherapy, mechanotherapy, naturopathic corrections and manipulation, and natural methods or modalities, together with natural medicines, natural processed foods, and herbs and nature’s remedies.
Not only did he set up the website, he was also seeing patients! According to the Charlotte Observer, the Florida Department of Health sent him a cease-and-desist order, but Love-Robinson continued to practice.
The health department called the Sheriff’s Office and members of the Palm Beach Narcotics Task Force to investigate. They sent in an undercover officer. After that officer received a medical exam and advice from the young doctor, they arrested him.
Last year, Love-Robinson was briefly detained by West Palm Beach police after he was found wandering around St. Mary’s Medical Center wearing a doctor’s coat and interacting with patients. Kent said Love-Robinson, then 17, was in his office and introduced himself as an anesthesiologist, but Kent became suspicious because of Love-Robinson’s youthful looks.
The teenager’s grandfather said it was a big misunderstanding, and that Love-Robinson never claimed to be a medical doctor, just a holistic doctor, for which he had online degrees. Now Love-Robinson has been arrested and charged with practicing medicine without a license, and with any luck Malachi will get to play doctor again...with his cellmate!
-Via The Daily What