It was late one evening as I pushed my shopping cart through the frozen food aisle of my local grocery store. I was turning my cart toward the dairy section when an employee I didn’t recognize stopped me. “Are you a doctor?” he asked. Seeing my conflicted expression, he added, “You work at the hospital, right?”
“Uh, which hospital?” I finally managed to respond.
“Someone told me you’re a doctor at the hospital,” he said insistently.
This question never fails to spark a noisy debate inside my brain. This is the question that I — and, I imagine, most pharmacists holding a PharmD degree — hate to have to answer, because there really is no good answer.