Police say man used Facebook, Twitter to offer stem-cell treatment

A Lake Worth man is facing serious charges.

Jon Rubenstein is charged with one count of unlicensed practice of medicine, WPBF 25 News has learned.


According to an arrest report, Palm Beach County Sheriff's detectives received a complaint from the Department of Health that Rubenstein is using social media to offer stem-cell therapy treatments for injured athletes.

Rubenstein has no professional medical licenses, but was the registered agent of Innovative Blood Technology Inc., and the Center for Natural Healing and Regenerative Medicine Inc., based in Margate.

An undercover agent contacted Rubenstein, who replied via email, saying he "has helped hundreds of people with arthritis live a pain-free life through stem-cell injection therapy."

A single injection is $300 and if a patient chooses to have the full, three-shot treatment, the charge is $750.

Rubenstein and the undercover agent scheduled to have the procedure take place at a home in Lake Worth. The suspect arrived wearing scrubs and carrying medical equipment when he met two undercover agents.

The Palm Beach County Diversion Task Force placed Rubenstein under arrest.

WPBF's attempts to contact him for comment were unsuccessful.

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