How to describe a character who is a doctor but short in height without saying he's short?

The character is a doctor who's under 5 feet, and I want the reader to know this without mentioning he is short.

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    Could you be more specific? Why not mention he is short? Does it matter that they are a doctor? What is the context? And exactly how short do you mean? – Weckar E. Feb 8 '20 at 15:30
  • I mean, vertically challenged is the PC version. – Kale Slade Feb 8 '20 at 17:26
  • The Character is a doctor who's under 5 feet, and I want the reader to know this without mention he is short. A little context...."The examination table faced the doorway, and I was sitting on its edge. My eyes scanned the room in desperation, landing on the two framed medical degrees decorating the wall. A hand touched my shoulder. “Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Brown can you hear me?” My eyes shifted back to the voice that had called out my mother-in-law’s name. Dr. Drabrick stood to the right of me waiting for a response, eyes tired and heavy with the look of sadness on his face." – Rbrown Feb 8 '20 at 20:36

Here are a few things I would say :

adjectives : - stubby (implying he is fat, don't know if you want that)

- low (old english)

imagery : - "he had trouble measuring me, and had to stand on a stool" - " he look up to me to meet my eyeline as I shook his hand" - "he stood up straight to gain a few centimetres

i'll edit this answer if other forms come to me

  • Thank you for your answer. Please let me know if you come up with any addition ways to describe this short character. – Rbrown Feb 9 '20 at 0:33

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