By now you’ve probably heard of Malachi Love-Robinson, the 18-year-old who posed as a doctor in West Palm Beach, FL. The teen who touted his “natural therapy” and other remedies is still claiming to be innocent, according to a report by CBS 12.
In an interview with “Inside Edition,” Love-Robinson was defiant to the point of hilarity when pressed about his medical credentials.
“My Ph.D. is actually, um, in a very broad field, once again at this moment I don’t feel comfortable disclosing that information,” Love-Robinson told “Inside Edition.” “There is no law that states you have to have a Bachelors or a Masters or a Ph.D. to take someone’s temperature. This is a free country. Anyone with the funds to open a clinic can open a clinic.”
Love-Robinson was arrested earlier this month when he examined and provided medical advice to an undercover cop posing as a patient in need of services. From the moment of his arrest, he has been adamant that although what he’s doing may not be the norm in our society, there’s nothing inherently wrong with what he’s doing.
In fact, he’s taken the offensive himself suggesting that many people would be better off and actually prefer his style of “medicine” as opposed to all the medical prescriptions handed out today.
“This was me simply trying to do something for the community in a light that I saw that was needed,” he told WPTV, a West Palm Beach news channel.
Currently, about 20,000 physicians practice urgent care medicine. To join them and accomplish his goal, Love-Robinson opened a different kind of clinic called the New Birth New Life Medical Center in West Palm as a holistic alternative medicine clinic. While he claims to have a Ph.D., he refuses to say where it’s from.
Investigators have since discovered they believe the degree he’s speaking of is from an online religious institution as an honorary Doctorate of Divinity. They estimate it cost about $33.