I agree, if a doctor can help he should make the help available to the average person. It is shameful that he charges so much. I'm tired of hearing about how docs like him have been screwed by insurance, etc. Suck it up Dr. Smith, we've all been screwed. I do believe he is bitter because his wife has cancer and the cancer is stronger than her, or him. I do believe he is enraged by this, and it does feel as if he is taking it out on his patients, and whatever God has let him down.
I have done much research on him and have spoken with his secretary over the years, ....yes years! Because the initial fee was daunting and would have taken such a huge percentage of the money I've earned in my life that I had to seriously consider if I could afford rent or Dr. Smith! I questioned was it worth it to feel that much better, and would I really? There are so many types of therapy, psychological, physiological, physical...that I wondered maybe I could get through what my problem was, cheaper, by some kind of mind/body understanding within myself because at least I'd have a roof over my head to contemplate my pain, whereas therapy with Smith would have put me under, ...probably living under a bridge somewhere, with a straight jaw no less and even that wasn't guaranteed.
However I do not have the kind of pain that I hear people have, nothing excruciating, nothing so far out of alignment that it kills me or puts me in a position to beg any doctor to help me, but I do believe he makes it miserable for people who have no choice, are in a lot of pain, and have not been helped by traditional docs. He's a last resort doctor who knows it and tortures people by not giving them a break. At all.
Many years ago I made an appointment with Smith and then didn't show up. It was snowing and I wasn't able to get there with the weather problem, but he didn't care. He told his secretary not to schedule me anymore, he dumped me as a patient. His time was just worth too much, and sitting there waiting for me and me not showing pissed him off. How dare I? That told me a lot about his arrogance and I have to laugh. When such doctors think they're God they should be put in their place.