'Dr. Robinson' speaks out: Teen accused of posing as a physician claims he did not diagnose patients: 7 things to know Featured

Written by  Mary Rechtoris | Thursday, 18 February 2016 00:00
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The Florida teenager who posed as a physician named "Dr. Robinson" told ABC News he did not diagnose patients.

Here are seven things to know:


1. The teen, Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, claims he has a PhD. However, Mr. Love-Robinson did not tell ABC News where he obtained the degree.


2. After Mr. Love-Robinson gave a physical exam and advice to an undercover officer, police arrested the teen.


3. Mr. Love-Robinson allegedly tricked patients through a website and bio, in which he called himself a "well-rounded professional" who used psychotherapy, electrotherapy and other techniques to treat patients.


4. The teen claims he thought he was doing his due diligence as a citizen by helping people. He maintains he never diagnosed patients or misrepresented himself.


5. In an interview with ABC News, Mr. Love-Robinson said, "I have been studying this particular field for a while. It may not have been eight, nine, 10 years. It has been long enough to, I would say, justify what I do."


6. Court documents accuse the teen of treating a patient multiple times and charging her $3,400. The defendant denies the allegations, but says he did see her in a consultation.


7. The court is charging Mr. Love-Robinson with two counts of practicing medicine without a license, one count of grand theft larceny and four counts of fraud. The teen has not yet entered into a plea.


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