When a person searches for a doctor, it is important that they look at the doctor’s medical credentials and now driver’s license. Florida teen Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, was recently arrested for practicing medicine without a license, fraud and grand theft. He operated the New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center & Urgent Care center in West Palm Beach and posed as Dr. Malachi Love-Robinson PHD, HHP-C, and AMP-C. Love-Robinson was arrested after giving an undercover police agent a medical exam and medical advice; this was his third time impersonating a healthcare professional.
In 2015, he pretended to be a gynecologist at St. Mary’s Medical Center, often looking in on medical exams. Hospital employees stated that Love-Robinson would sometimes suddenly appear wearing a surgical mask, hospital logo white doctors coat and a stethoscope. He apparently kept this disguise going for at least a month when he was caught in a pregnant woman’s exam room. The hospital declined to press charges, stating that he had not been in direct contact with any patients. But his fascination with healthcare continued and he posed as a massage therapist at a rehab center in October 2015. He was investigated and cited by the Department of Health for practicing medicine without a license.
Family members became concerned when they found out he was having a grand opening celebration for his new practice New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center & Urgent Care. Police soon received an anonymous tip and the Sheriff’s Office, Palm Beach Narcotics Task Force (PBNTF) and the Florida Department of Health began an investigation.
Love-Robinson created a web page that listed his age as 25 and gave his titles as the co-founder, president and CEO. Images from the website show him wearing a white doctor’s coat and a bio which states, “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.”
On the staff page of the center, it also lists Michelle L. Newsome as operations director and Dr. Sandra J. White as program director.
However, some family members are staunchly defending Love-Robinson and his antics. His grandfather William Robinson has stated that it’s all a misunderstanding that his grandson was a holistic doctor and had certifications to practice. Robinson stated that the plan was for him to open the center and attract doctors to work for his grandson. In addition, William Robinson, who is the pastor of New Birth Outreach Ministries, stated his grandson was an “Up and coming pastor.”
Love-Robinson is now free on a $21K bond and maintains his innocence.