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Welcome.

I am a physician, a family medicine specialist with a focus on total health, diversity, and Washington, DC.

In 2007, I decided to relocate to our nation’s capital, from Seattle, Washington, to further my interests while continuing to live in the future. I believe in open leadership, sharing, and freedom from conflict of interest.

More detail, including my official bio, is on the Portfolio page.

It’s glass 3/4 full. Always and in all ways.

Comments always welcome.

featured photo: Love Wins, Washington, DC, USA, June, 2016, by Ted Eytan, MD

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Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in DC votes for change in tipping, no change in elected officials – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in DC votes for change in tipping, no change in elected officials – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. It’s of Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser), at this year’s U Street Funk Parade (@FunkParade). Funk, and the future, doesn’t create itself. More photos from the parade: Photos: 2018 Funk Parade, Washington, DC USA DC voters are pretty happy with their incumbents, based on results of Tuesday’s primary, …

Thanks for Using my Photo, in How to support your LGBTQ friends and family – CBC Kids

Thanks for Using my Photo, in How to support your LGBTQ friends and family - CBC Kids

Have I ever mentioned how much I love this century? Thanks for using my photograph, @CBCKids. It was taken during last year’s historic Equality March, in Washington, DC USA. Remember that love is love, and when two grown-ups love each other, it’s never a bad thing. I’m happy to support the work that 🇨🇦 is …

Just Read: Dietary and nutritional approaches for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, via #Food4Thought18

Just Read: Dietary and nutritional approaches for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, via #Food4Thought18

This is a good overview of how to think about nutrition for various populations, via the #Food4Thought18 series.

Unlike the previous paper in the series that I just read (Just Read: Dietary fat and cardiometabolic health evidence, controversies, and consensus for guidance (written by the team of non-usual collaborators…)), I don’t know how often this group of authors collaborates.

I know and visited Will Yancy, MD, (@DrWillYancy) recently at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center (@DukeDFC), and was really impressed with what I saw (Just Read and Just Visited: Duke Diet and Fitness Center and Management of Type Diabetes With a Very Low–Carbohydrate Diet – More reasons I love this century)

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June 2018 update: Why isn’t there a Transgender Pride Flag Emoji?

June 2018 update: Why isn't there a Transgender Pride Flag Emoji?

who is responsible for creating emoji im going to yell at them until we get a trans pride flag emoji — erin (@it_is_erin) June 18, 2018 These tweets still cross the wire. The answer to the question in the post is – “I don’t know” Not much has changed since I last spoke about this …

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in D.C.’s startup scene – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in D.C.’s startup scene - D.C. Policy Center

Thanks again, @DCPolicyCenter, for using my photographs to adorn this informative analysis on our startup scence. Noting: In 2016, District startups within the Accommodation & Food Services sector created on average over 25 percent of all new job within the sector each quarter. Typically, firms within the Accommodation and Food Services sector provide customers with …

Just Read: Dietary fat and cardiometabolic health evidence, controversies, and consensus for guidance (written by the team of non-usual collaborators…)

Just Read: Dietary fat and cardiometabolic health evidence, controversies, and consensus for guidance (written by the team of non-usual collaborators...)

This paper is part of a pretty remarkable series published by BMJ (which you can access here).

If you know the names of the people in the nutrition space, these are not names that appear on papers together usually (ever)? Their cred in this space precedes them. I’m sure many would love to be on the conference calls or emails where the piece was being formulated.

The papers are tied to a remarkable dialogue hosted by @SwissRe last week, which you can also access here.

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Just watched (Again): Andrew Mente, PhD, rethinking Dietary Sodium Consumption, CVD and Mortality

Just watched (Again): Andrew Mente, PhD, rethinking Dietary Sodium Consumption, CVD and Mortality

I actually thought this was the more significant of the two talks that Andrew Mente, PhD (@andrewmente) gave at Low Carb Breckenridge (#lcb18) – The other one on saturated fat (see: Just Watched (again): Andrew Mente, PhD – “Current advice to limit total fat to less than 30%E and saturated fat to less than 10%E …

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in Rainbows recap in the Flickr pool – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in Rainbows recap in the Flickr pool – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks (again) for publishing my photographs, @ggwash. Isn’t Washington, DC beautiful? We came here to help the 🌎 learn to ❤️ better, which it ultimately is. #LoveAlwaysWins Our Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool contributors were out in force at Pride last weekend! Here are some of our favorite rainbow-themed images to brighten up your …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in D.C. Is Being Sued For Gentrifying. Here’s What To Know About The Case: DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in D.C. Is Being Sued For Gentrifying. Here's What To Know About The Case: DCist

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @DCist, and for being back in service. Noting that the go-to image for gentrification is the Whole Foods store on H Street NE. I would say that’s an in-the-know selection for several reasons. I wrote about what’s happening on H-Street previously (see: Photo Friday: Healing H Street, NE with …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, Washingtonian, in Inside the DC Police Department’s Efforts To Grapple With Diversity

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, Washingtonian, in Inside the DC Police Department's Efforts To Grapple With Diversity

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @Washingtonian magazine, in this piece written by Alan Neuhauser and Elliot Williams (@ecwilliams30). Once in a while, I take note of the photo that’s chosen (which is the choice of the publication, they don’t need to consult me, and I don’t require it), and suggest a better one, and that’s …

What I’m doing now

What is this? It’s my now page, based on a movement created by Derek Sivers

photo: Liz in Love (with DC) – 2017.07.13 DC People and Places, Washington, DC USA 7393, Ted Eytan, MD

2018.04.08 Victory Fund National Brunch, Washington, DC USA 01237
Photo from the future. With eye surgeon, colleague, and mentor, @DanaBeyerMD – 2018.04.08 Victory Fund National Brunch, Washington, DC USA 01237 (View on Flickr.com)

This is my April Now Update based on a movement created by Derek Sivers

(previous updates are here)

Greetings from Washington, DC (of course) and welcome to my tenth now update.

My Now (@NowNowNow) Profile is visible at Link: Ted Eytan, MD Profile on NowNowNow.com

Let’s see, a lot happened between February and now 🙂

#MarchForOurLives

Photos: March for Our Lives, Washington, DC USA & What Our Generation of Physicians Know: Invisibility is so 20th Century

2018.03.24 March for Our Lives, Washington, DC USA 4616
2018.03.24 March for Our Lives, Washington, DC USA 4616 (View on Flickr.com)

#dc1968 and #MLK50

Photo Friday: People’s March for Justice, Equity and Peace, Washington, DC USA

2018.04.04 The People’s March for Justice, Equity and Peace, Washington, DC USA 01203-Edit
2018.04.04 The People’s March for Justice, Equity and Peace, Washington, DC USA 01203-Edit (View on Flickr.com)

#LCB18 – Low Carb Breckenridge

Adventures in Metabolic Health and Diabetes Reversal, Low Carb Breckenridge, Breckenridge, CO USA

2018.03.04 Low Carb Breckenridge, Breckenridge, CO USA 2-3
Did you ever spend time in a room full of citizens taking control of their health and life destinies? Did you ever do it at a Continuing Medical Education event? – 2018.03.04 Low Carb Breckenridge, Breckenridge, CO USA 2-3 (View on Flickr.com)

More enjoyable photography

2018.03.23 EqualityRx with Human Rights Campaign, Washington, DC USA 4305
2018.03.23 EqualityRx with Human Rights Campaign, Washington, DC USA 4305 (View on Flickr.com)
  • We have the best allies
2017.03.23 EqualityCon, Wilson Phillips, Washington, DC USA 4447
2017.03.23 EqualityCon, Wilson Phillips, Washington, DC USA 4447 (View on Flickr.com)
  • First magazine cover – thank you!

Thanks for Publishing my Photo on your cover, Washingtonian Magazine, April, 2018 “How 14th Street Came Back”

2018.04.02 Washingtonian April 2018 Issue, Washington, DC USA 2032
2018.04.02 Washingtonian April 2018 Issue, Washington, DC USA 2032 (View on Flickr.com)
  • Removing the right to use my photography (no thank you!), because it’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate, and I don’t have to tolerate transphobia
2018.03.27 PutPatientsFirst, Washington, DC USA 4736
2018.03.27 PutPatientsFirst, Washington, DC USA 4736 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for Removing my Photo from Your Website, because It’s Not What You Preach, It’s What You Tolerate, and I Don’t Tolerate Transphobia

Now

Still captivated by #DiabetesReversal and #MetabolicHealth

..can’t help it

2018.03.25 Low Carbohydrate Living, Washington, DC USA 4694
2018.03.25 Low Carbohydrate Living, Washington, DC USA 4694 (View on Flickr.com)
#AsDCGoesSoGoesTheNation #ElementsOfUs #ElementsOfTheFuture @capitaltranspride @capitalpridedc #TransVisibility #EqualityEqualsHealth #DC #LGBTQ 😀️‍🌈 All we need is an actual #unicode emoji for the #transgender pride flag. #CTP18 Is May 1 (View on Flickr.com)
  • Capital TransPride planning (@TransPrideDC) is well underway, with a venue and sponsorship secured. Grab every opportunity to live in the future :).

Speaking of the future, I’m always ready to capture it unfolding:

Because,

Until next month.

Is there anything I should be doing that I’m not? Feel free to let me know in the comments.

Updated 2018.04.12 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers