Florida teen poses as physician at hospital for a month before being caught

A teenager in Florida has been busted after pretending to be a physician at West Palm Beach, Fla.-based St. Mary's Medical Center for a month, according to a KCTV report.

When the teenager was caught, he was "wearing a stethoscope around his neck and a mask on his face," and he was in an examination room with a physician who was conducting an exam on a patient, according to the report.

To impersonate a physician, the teenager wore a white coat that had the hospital's logo on it and had "anesthesiology" embroidered on it.

The teenager, who introduced himself as Dr. Robinson, had interacted with hospital personnel and security guards during the month he acted like a physician at the hospital.

The physician who finally ousted the teenager was Sebastian Kent, MD.

No charges were filed against the teenager regarding the incident. After he was caught, his mom came to the scene and told police her son had not been taking his medication for an undisclosed illness, according to the report. 

St. Mary's Medical Center released a statement regarding the incident saying, "The individual never had contact with any hospital patients and did not gain access to any patient care areas of the hospital at any time."

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