A man posing as a doctor has treated patients with erectile dysfunction, North Carolina officials say.

Charles Golden, owner of a sexual health clinic, is not licensed to practice medicine in the state, the Greensboro Police Department said Thursday.

He ran Pinnacle Health Group, which offered treatment for erectile dysfunction through sound wave therapy, according to the company’s website.

“We only hire people with exceptional expertise so you know you are in good hands,” the Greensboro clinic website said. “Our trained and qualified staff are delighted to work with you. “

The business closed after Golden’s arrest on Monday, police said.

Golden, 46, faces a charge of practicing medicine without being licensed in North Carolina, officials said.

He cooperated with investigators and was “released from Guilford County Jail on a written promise to appear in court,” police spokesman Ronald Glenn wrote in an email to McClatchy News.

Golden’s next court date is scheduled for March 26, according to state records.

The NC Medical Board’s online records do not list any prior medical licenses to Golden’s name.

Glenn said he had “no information on the number of patients served by the clinic.”

This story was originally published February 27, 2020 1:00 p.m.

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