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Palm Beach teen charged with impersonating a doctor is released on bail

Malachi Love-Robinson, pictured, is accused of practicing medicine without a license.
Malachi Love-Robinson, pictured, is accused of practicing medicine without a license. TNS

Wearing a white lab coat and blue stethoscope around his neck, Malachi Love-Robinson escorted his patient to Exam Room 1, where he asked questions about her symptoms and took her temperature.

Love-Robinson, who listened to her heart, told her she was in good health and to use over-the-counter allergy medicine.

That’s when the “patient” signaled the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office to come in, according to Love-Robinson’s arrest report. Love-Robinson, 18, who runs the New Birth New Life Medical Center in West Palm Beach, was arrested Tuesday and charged with impersonating a doctor. He also faces charges of fraud and grand theft.

He was released from Palm Beach County Jail Wednesday on $21,000 bond.

“Love-Robinson has a history of presenting himself as a medical doctor and was previously Baker Acted by the city of West Palm Beach Police Department,” a deputy wrote in the report.

Sources told the Sun Sentinel that Love-Robinson is the same teen caught posing as a gynecologist last year at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

Love-Robinson had been stopped while wandering the hospital’s halls wearing a lab coat and stethoscope, the report said.

The teen denied allegations of fraud in an interview with the Palm Beach Post and said he only practices holistic and alternative medicine.

Information from The Associated Press also contributed to this report.

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