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Can a mental health prof do this?

I was dismissed from my mental health doctor before I even saw him.  My employer insurance changed so I had to change doctors.  Meanwhile, I was running out of my anxiety meds.  I missed my first appointment with a new doctor.  I was stressed and it was my birthday.  I didn't realize that I missed it unless the next evening.  It was a Friday night so I had to wait until Monday to call, apologize, and reschedule.  I called and left a message.  The doctor did not call back.  I called the next week and left another message.  He called and left me a message that because I missed my first appointment and 'didn't call', I needed to find a new doctor.  I hardly ever outright miss appointments without calling first.  I am in need of meds and starting to experience withdrawals.  Is this appropriate for a mental health professional to dismissing this circumstance?  He was aware that my insurance had changed and my meds would be running out soon.  I find it rude and dangerous behavior.  I guess he does not need the money that I would have made for him as his patient.
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Generally the first appointment is longer than usual...perhaps an hour or so. He had reserved this time, and could not schedule another Non-complient patients are a big issue. I do not find his behavior rude or dangerous. There are other professionals available. Find one where you start off on the right foot. A few days off anxiety medications won't hurt you.
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