18-year-old Malachi Love-Robinson does not have a medical license, but that did not stop him from opening the New Birth New Life Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The teenager had been treating patients since October until he was arrested Tuesday in a sting operation after performing a physical examination on an undercover agent.
Love-Robinson described his practice on Healthgrades.com:
I am a well rounded proffessional 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. I utilize physiological, psychological, and mechanical methods, such as air, water, light, heat, earth, phototherapy, food and herb therapy, psychotherapy, electrotherapy, physiotherapy, minor and orificial surgery, mechanotherapy, naturopathic corrections and manipulation, and natural methods or modalities, together with natural medicines, natural processed foods, and herbs and nature's remedies.
Joey DeVilla thinks the young Florida man deserves a second chance:
While Love-Robinson should face the consequences for his actions, I think that simply locking him away would be a waste of some serious potential. It's a rare 18-year-old who not only has the ambition to become a fake doctor (in both the sense of not having credentials and training, and also because I think naturopathy isn't backed by any real science) but the skill and wit to somehow secure an office and start a practice. This isn't a case of some hick sport-humping a manatee or a goofball thinking that throwing an alligator through a drive-through window would be a funny prank, but someone who exemplifies the "winning isn't normal" idea I talked about in my Ignite presentation on Florida Man. He needs some kind of mentor to take that chutzpah and wherewithal and point them in a more productive direction.