'Doctor' charged for at-home medical care

'Doctor' charged for at-home medical care
Alberto Gonzalez is seen Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, during his arraignment in Kern County court in Bakersfield, Calif., on accusations of practicing medicine without a license.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A self-proclaimed doctor was in Kern County court for the first time Monday, accused of providing unlicensed medical treatment out of his south Bakersfield home.

Alberto Gonzalez entered a not-guilty plea to four felony charges and three misdemeanor charges. Counts include assault with a deadly weapon and practicing medicine without a license.

Investigators said they believe Gonzalez had practiced medicine inside his home on Monitor Street for about three months. Police broke up the alleged operation last month, finding a large number of Spanish-speaking people waiting outside Gonzalez's home.

Court documents include an allegation that Gonzalez charged a woman $400 to inject her with four syringes of water.

Guns, vials of testosterone and other drugs were found at Gonzalez's home.

The case next returns to court Dec. 14.