Photo Friday: The Beauty of History: McMillan Sand Filtration Site, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: The Beauty of History: McMillan Sand Filtration Site, Washington, DC USA

I took this series of photographs in January on a personal tour of one of Washington, DC’s most iconic potential park sites, the McMillan Sand Filtration Site. I was reminded to post them here when I saw an article about the site in Archictect Magazine (@ArchitectMag) by Caroline Massie (@caroline_massie) that featured these in the … Continue reading Photo Friday: The Beauty of History: McMillan Sand Filtration Site, Washington, DC USA

Why health care should be a partner: Jacob’s journey: Inside the life of a transgender child – TODAY show

Jacob's journey: Inside the life of a transgender child – TODAY.com. Very impressive. They even got the language right. This helps the medical profession understand how health care can be a partner instead of a barrier to health, by respecting people and their hearts, brains, and souls. Similar Posts: Photo Friday: National LGBT Health Awareness … Continue reading Why health care should be a partner: Jacob’s journey: Inside the life of a transgender child – TODAY show

Infographics: How health care can strengthen the food system

Infographics: How health care can strengthen the food system

These are great, because as I have previously pointed out, the health system and the food system appear at times (much of the time?) to be at odds with each other (see: Comparing the stats: The US Food System and US Health Care System | Ted Eytan, MD). There’s a way out. Thanks to Health … Continue reading Infographics: How health care can strengthen the food system

Just Read: Eliminating physician biases against gay and lesbian people, don’t forget the “T”

Just Read: Eliminating physician biases against gay and lesbian people, don't forget the "T"

This is a study from Yale University about medical students’ explicit and implicit attitudes toward people who are gay and lesbian. Not surprisingly, medical students reflect the biases of the society around them: I created the chart above from the study data which shows that a little less than half of medical students today harbor … Continue reading Just Read: Eliminating physician biases against gay and lesbian people, don’t forget the “T”

Photo Friday: 6 year disruptorversary with Jay Parkinson, MD

Photo Friday: 6 year disruptorversary with Jay Parkinson, MD

Jay Parkinson (@JayParkinson) and I met up this time the same way we did the first time, when I think I texted (or Gchatted?) Jay while I was cruising through Williamsburg, New York, back in 2009 (to which he responded, “come on over”). This time he was the messager and it was great to catch up. Continue reading→

Just Read: Eliminating Disparities in Cancer Care and Survival, too

Just Read: Eliminating Disparities in Cancer Care and Survival, too

Continuing the discussion from this earlier post (see: Just Read: Eliminating Racial Disparities in Medicare Advantage Plans), this study takes the previous one even farther – looking at the application of evidence based care and survival among people who have colon cancer. A few things I learned while reading this one: Definition of an integrated … Continue reading Just Read: Eliminating Disparities in Cancer Care and Survival, too

Just Read: Eliminating Racial Disparities in Medicare Advantage Plans

Just Read: Eliminating Racial Disparities in Medicare Advantage Plans

Yesterday I had the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and specifically the current class of fellows in the “iconic” Yale Program (@RWJFCSP_Yale) Our interaction took place both in the awesome Logan Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC, as well as a tour of the Kaiser Permanente Center for … Continue reading Just Read: Eliminating Racial Disparities in Medicare Advantage Plans