Sometimes I get emails from readers asking me questions. This was one that the reader asked if I could post, so here it goes:
I was hoping I could get advice from your readers on a problem I'm having!
My problem is, quite simply, one of the doctors I work with smells really bad. I'm not talking about coffee breath either. I'm talking about a stink that's noticeable from three or four feet away. If I see her charting in a room, I will try to leave the room. When we have a conversation, I breathe through my mouth.
I'm not the only person who notices this. I've heard other people comment, "Do you think Dr. K knows about her BO?"
Unfortunately, Dr. K is a pretty important person at our hospital. She's been working there much, much longer than I have. Furthermore, she's a consultant who is not employed by the hospital, so she doesn't answer to our HR.
I don't know what to do, if anything! I can't tell her she smells! But I feel like someone should do something, right? If I smelled bad, I'd want to know about it.
Thanks in advance!