18-Year-Old Arrested for Practicing Medicine Without a License in Florida

February 16, 2016 Updated: February 16, 2016

A teen was arrested in West Palm Beach, Florida, by police for practicing medicine without a license, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, was arrested for practicing medicine without a license after he allegedly pretended to be a doctor. Deputies arrested him following an undercover operation, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Love-Robinson was charged with fraudulently practicing medicine. Meanwhile, he was given a notice to cease and desist by the Palm Beach County Department of Health.

His alleged practice, NBNL Medical Center, is listed at the West Palm Medical Plaza at 4700 Congress Avenue. Love-Robinson is listed as the director. It even has a website, which 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.

Screenshot: nbnlmedicalcenter.com
                          Screenshot: nbnlmedicalcenter.com

Officers’ investigation revealed that he opened up a medical office in the building, and he had a door that was marked with cut-out hearts.

Love-Robinson performed a physical exam on an undercover officer and gave the officer medical advice, the Post said.

WPTV reported that he also had a Facebook page, and he’s listed as “Dr. Malachi A. Love.”

A post on the Facebook page said he has been battling stage 2 kidney cancer and identity theft.

“This illness has given me a huge wake up call,” the post said, according to NBC News. “Although I trust my colleagues fullest and I am in great faith that I’ll be ok always remember that Life can be very short so make the best out of it.”