Author Archives: Ted Eytan

Just Read: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood – memoir of a young trans woman



Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More (amazon.com) (Download from your local library if available) There have been a lot of great reviews of this bestseller published, mine is a read from the perspective of a physician, trans* ally, supportive of equitable health care for all. As the title says, this » » » » on to the full article

Social Innovators: Harry Bridges and today’s Labor Management Partnership



Social Innovators – Harry Bridges (view on Flickr.com) When I had the opportunity to address the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership leaders, I asked (because I didn’t know), “Who is the labor union equivalent of Henry J. Kaiser and Sidney Garfield, MD?” The answer: Harry Bridges, a person that they don’t teach doctors about. So » » » » on to the full article

Just Reading: “Social Innovation” and Social Innovators (people who take no as a question)



What’s this? As I was preparing to dialogue with my colleagues in the most innovative Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership (@LMPTalk) recently (see: Just Presented: Total Health and Social Innovation, with the Labor Management Partnership | Ted Eytan, MD) I came across this in a popular business magazine, and it so spoke to me that » » » » on to the full article

Photo Friday: Washington, DC USA, April 4, 1968 and November 16, 2014



View Composites – 1968 and 2014 – Washington, DC USA 49693 on Flickr.com I have been learning how to combine photos recently, and I am a fan of everything Washington, DC, history, and diversity, so…. Only one of the two photographs in the composite is mine. The other was taken on April 4, 1968, the » » » » on to the full article

Doctors are allies in the 21st Century



It was a great joy to co-host the Community Clinician Roundtable – Care of Transgender Patients with the National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) yesterday. View Community Clinician Roundtable – Care of Transgender Patients 50260 on Flickr.com The care of people who are transgender requires a » » » » on to the full article

Video: My intro to my largest walking meeting ever – Walking Summit 2013



How you get 500 people out of a hotel basement in 5 minutes, and not because it's an emergency.

I didn’t realize this had been posted until a small bird told me – thanks Kate Ellington (@kateellington)! I am talking really fast because: I had 5 minutes to help 500 people leave a hotel basement to start a walking meeting I needed to get them back on time, otherwise I’d never get to throw » » » » on to the full article

Infographic Friday: I am a transgender woman. I face these issues. (UNAIDS)



View Infographic- I am a transgender woman. I face these issues This is part of a group of infographics from @UNAIDS – 12 populations being left behind | UNAIDS published in July, 2014. I produced a much rougher version of an infographic in May, 2014 to illustrate just the health care portion the issues a » » » » on to the full article