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10/22/2014 3:15 PM
By Associated Press

Iowa man warned to stop saying he's a doctor

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Health officials are telling a Des Moines man to stop telling people he's a doctor or he could face jail time.

The Iowa Board of Medicine sent a cease and desist letter to 60-year-old Jorrion Belinsky following an incident in June where he told a West Des Moines police officer that he was a psychiatrist whose public argument with a woman was a doctor and patient interaction.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1wtXoLqhttp://dmreg.co/1wtXoLq ) police reported the incident to the medical board. Their letter states Belinsky has not graduated from an accredited medical school and does not hold an Iowa medical license. The letter also says a civil injunction or felony charge is possible if he doesn't stop portraying himself as a doctor.

A public number was not listed for Belinsky.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.comhttp://www.desmoinesregister.com

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