it may have been this, not sure
I'm not seeing anything wrong with that. Most doctors do end up lieing to at least some of their patients to comfort people or not stress them out.
I also don't particularly see a problem with him barring people from the room. Though he should just say it's his policy due to lawsuits and not due to the state.
The fact that you listen/watch hannity and colmes however is very distrubing.