#PSOTU2016 : My Story

#PSOTU2016 : My Story

Community colleagues Claudia Williams (@ClaudiaWilliams), Nick Dawson (@NickDawson) and I hosted a delightful gathering in Arlington, Virgina for People’s State of the Union (#PSOTU2016), “AN ANNUAL CIVIC RITUAL AND PARTICIPATORY ART PROJECT” supported by the US Department of Arts and Culture (@USartsdept).

My story theme was about a time in 2015 that I felt optimistic about health in our country. It has a title that I’ve oft mentioned on this blog:

The World is Learning to Love Better

Since I’m into visuals and social media, my story includes both.

It goes like this.
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Doctors are allies in the 21st Century

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 … Continue reading Doctors are allies in the 21st Century

Crowdsource Request: Being a transgender ally and unconscious bias

Crowdsource Request: Being a transgender ally and unconscious bias

Save the Date: : 2nd Annual LGBTI Health Symposium, Southern California Permanente Medical Group As I do from time to time, I’m requesting help for a discussion I’m honored to lead/participate in at the 2nd annual LGBTI (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex) Health Symposium, hosted by the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (and is open … Continue reading Crowdsource Request: Being a transgender ally and unconscious bias

Go ahead, Have a Dream

Go ahead, Have a Dream

See Center for Total Health Team Looking Forward to Service | Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Leadership and Professional Ethics | Dana Beyer – Huffington Post

Leadership and Professional Ethics | Dana Beyer – Huffington Post.

Great post by colleague Dana Beyer, MD (@DanaBeyerMD), and not just because I am quoted 🙂

I’m in agreement with her. In practice, I say it is the physician’s role to bring the patient story into every conversation. Our other role is to create an environment where the patient can be heard, and then let them speak for themselves.

In the same piece, she also touched on what it means to be in the sausage making of creating change, which I mentioned yesterday ( see: Thanks for publishing my photo about equality, Mashable.com | Ted Eytan, MD).

On an occasional basis, people ask me how they can be exposed to innovative ideas/thoughts/people. It’s in places where this is happening, often because most people don’t want to be there. That and the world belongs to optimists, pessimists are bystanders :).

Thanks for a year of great writing, Dana.

Thanks for publishing my photo about equality, Mashable.com

Thanks for publishing my photo about equality, Mashable.com

I loved seeing Mashable (@Mashable) use a photograph that I took in yesterday’s post “9 Changes to Expect at Midnight on Jan. 1“. My photographs are always creative commons licensed because I think the human spirit is pretty great, and I want to share it with others :). The previous times Mashable has used my photographs … Continue reading Thanks for publishing my photo about equality, Mashable.com

TEDMED Blog : Examined Lives: An MD on living and helping to guide the evolution of transgender health

I’ve done more than 10,000 surgeries and they had little emotional impact on me because I was shut down. There’s no emotional attachment. I know I did it; I earned a good living; I remember things people wrote and cakes people made for me, but there’s no attachment.  It’s only after I transitioned that everything … Continue reading TEDMED Blog : Examined Lives: An MD on living and helping to guide the evolution of transgender health