An 18-year-old charged with posing as a doctor told ABC News that "just because someone has a title 'doctor' in front of their name does not necessarily imply M.D."
Malachi Love-Robinson, who police say posed as a medical doctor and treated patients in West Palm Beach, Florida, said his training involved shadowing many doctors. "I'm not portraying as an M.D. I never said I've gone to school to be an M.D.," he told ABC.
He said he had a Ph.D., but wouldn't disclose what field it was in.
Love-Robinson – who has been referred to as ‘Dr. Love’ – was picked up at his Palm Beach Medical clinic by narcotics agents last week. In addition to practicing without a license, Robinson-Love is also accused of stealing thousands from an 86-year-old woman. Perseus Wells invested in his practice and said they had just opened up the doors to “New Birth New Life Medical Center and Urgent Care” about two weeks ago.