Say What?!: New York Man Pretended to be Doctor, Prescribed Medication

Investigators-New-York-man-pretended-to-be-doctor-prescribed-medicationSTATEN ISLAND, NY – A 43-year-old former flight attendant was arrested Friday on charges he pretended to be a medical doctor and psychologist, allegedly treating more than 100 patients from his basement apartment for the past three years.

Donald Lee-Edwards, of New York, never graduated medical school or earned a doctoral degree to be licensed for either profession, Acting Richmond County District Attorney Daniel Master said. But he prescribed patients medications and took blood and urine samples, investigators said.

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