Florida teen accused of impersonating doctor speaks out

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The Florida teen who calls himself Doctor Love is facing several charges for posing as a doctor and examining patients. He spoke with Good Morning America Thursday morning. (KGO-TV)

The Florida teen who calls himself Doctor Love is facing several charges for posing as a doctor and examining patients. He spoke exclusively with ABC's Matt Gutman about the charges.

The 18-year-old insists he has a passion for helping people he did nothing wrong even though he faces serious charges for impersonating a doctor.

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Authorities say Malachi Love-Robinson opened up his own clinic, met with patients and gave medical advice - all without a license to do so.

ABC's Matt Gutman talked to the teen overnight via Skype. He is now out on bail awaiting his arraignment.

During the exclusive interview, Love-Robinson said he was homeschooled and has a passion for helping people.

Treatments listed on his website include phototherapy, food, air therapy and naturopathy.


"I have been studying this particular field for a while. It may not be eight years, nine years, 10 years but it has been long enough to justify what I do," Love-Robinson said.

Love-Robinson said he was in the middle of changing the M.D. title outside his office so as to not confuse patients.

The 18-year-old also faces charges of grand theft for allegedly stealing checks from an elderly patient.
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