I don't wear a badge, or a stethoscope, or a white coat. The pager is usually hidden under my sweater. I've never had an email address starting with dr or ending with md, and I usually announce my name without a preceding Doctor, unless its a core therapeutic interaction. Outside of the clinic, I'm very careful about staying out of the doctor role.
Which is why this interaction in the elevator today was odd.
Little old lady in a cute red sweater walks in. I hold the door for her.
You are a doctor, aren't you.
Umm..yes. How did you know?
Oh, you just have that air about you.
I have an air about me. That doesn't sound good.
Oh, no. Its good. Its really good.
Now how on earth did that happen?