BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (FOX 13) – A man in Hernando County was arrested after the deputies told him he became a doctor and claimed he could cure diabetes.
Deputies Onelio Hipolit-Gonzalez, 73, says his services on an advertisement website for the Hispanic community called "Elclassificado."
The ad shows a picture of Hipolit-Gonzalez in a white coat with a caption "Dr. Onelio Hipolit," and claims he treats hernias, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, arthrosis, frustration kidneys, vision problems, and other health issues.
Investigators say Hipolit-Gonzalez has never had a medical license for any kind in the state of Florida.
Deputies said Hipolit-Gonzalez said to meet a patient in a house on February 7 and, when the patient arrived, he was asked to fill out papers and pay $ 1
Deputies said that Hipolit-Gonzalez said the patient's blood pressure and then put a band around his head and asked him to hold the metal rod connected to a machine on a table that started to make beeping noises at once it is turned on.
Deputies said he told the patient that he had tested his heart, brain, bowel system, bone, root, and "everything else." After the "test" was complete, deputies said Hipolit-Gonzalez told the patient he had diabetes, osteoporosis, and he did not get enough oxygen in his brain, among other illnesses. He said that for only $ 2,000, he can cure patient diabetes by using a treatment to include patient injection into "his own blood."
Deputies told Hipolit-Gonzalez that he digs the patient's blood, The blood leaves only because he says it "fights" with blood cells and strengthens the immune system.
Deputies also said that he also told the patient that the owner of his diabetes was healed and called him on the phone to get his testimony. ] Detectives moved to that point and arrested Hipolit-Gonzalez, who said deputies he did not believe he needed a drug training license. He said he was a laboratory technician in Cuba and obtained his certificate for Iridology, herbology, and nutrition when he moved to Florida.
Hipolit-Gonzalez faces unlicensed practice charges of a health care profession and is in the Hernando County Jail with a $ 10,000 bond.
Deputies expect that anyone who is being treated by Hipolit-Gonzalez will come and contact the sheriff's office at 352-754-6830.