About

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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Posts

#WomensMarchDC #WomensMarch2018 Photos: The Future Has to Start Somewhere (and it’s usually here)

#WomensMarchDC #WomensMarch2018 Photos: The Future Has to Start Somewhere (and it's usually here)

I always stop to take pictures when I see the future being born. One thing that was interesting to me was the amount of press looking for males to interview at the event. That seems kind of 20th Century to me 🙂 . In the last century, they used to say this about another state …

Thanks for using my photograph in Trump’s New “Treatment Refusal” Rule Puts Discrimination Ahead of Patients’ Health – Scientific American Blog Network

Thanks for using my photograph in Trump's New "Treatment Refusal" Rule Puts Discrimination Ahead of Patients' Health - Scientific American Blog Network

Thanks for using this photograph, taken in 2013, to illustrate this piece written by Harper Jean Tobin, JD, MSSA, Director of Policy for the National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality). I’d like to add a few things from my own experience. The medical profession tried this before. It didn’t work, in a devastating way. Having …

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Hashtag allyship is not enough | Point Foundation

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Hashtag allyship is not enough | Point Foundation

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @PointFoundation, in this well written piece by Kevin Contreras. The voices from the future are the ones I appreciate most, and I agree, it’s #WorkingToBeAnAlly. I’ve written several blog posts on this topic myself, here’s the most recent one. Thoughts on Working to Be an Ally in 2017, from Washington, …

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Elegy for Threatened Words | Boston Review

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Elegy for Threatened Words | Boston Review

Thank you for publishing my photograph of the #cdc7words on display in front of the United States Health and Human Services (@HHSgov) building in Washington, DC. It’s a beautiful poem. Always happy to support the creativity of a diverse humanity. It’s allows our species to survive 🙂 . It wasn’t that the cake was vulnerable …

Photo Gallery: Medical Advertising from the 20th Century – remembering an era when doctors were always right and diversity was less expansive

Photo Gallery: Medical Advertising from the 20th Century - remembering an era when doctors were always right and diversity was less expansive

Remember estrogen? While doing some research on the medical profession’s misadventures – the times it thought it was right, at great cost to itself and the patients, I stumbled on this year of the New York State Journal of Medicine (Scanned and @CreativeCommons licensed). I grew up in a physician household and I remember some …

Why Doctors should meet patients (and each other) where they are: My intersection of #LGBTQ , #LCHF, and #LetPatientsHelp

Why Doctors should meet patients (and each other) where they are: My intersection of #LGBTQ , #LCHF,  and #LetPatientsHelp

I received this unsolicited email from Mark Kellett (who’s given me permission to republish): Hi – I am looking for a personal care doctor that understands the low carb approaches and also is more likely to be aware of the limits of statins to address cardiovascular disease. I live in Bethesda….Do you have any recommendations? …

Go ahead, have a dream – Photos from 2017 #MLKDay Peace Walk and Parade, Anacostia, Washington, DC USA

Go ahead, have a dream - Photos from 2017 #MLKDay Peace Walk and Parade, Anacostia, Washington, DC USA

This year was the 12th Annual Peace Walk and Parade, through the Anacostia neighborhood in Washington, DC. Photos are from the DC Center for the LGBT Community (@thedccenter) contingent, who were welcomed along the parade route. It’s what happens in the most inclusive city in the world. All photos @CreativeCommons licensed, enjoy.

Just Read: Do low-carbon-emission diets lead to higher nutritional quality and positive health outcomes? A systematic review of the literature.

Just Read: Do low-carbon-emission diets lead to higher nutritional quality and positive health outcomes? A systematic review of the literature.

As the title says, this study looks at whether low-carbon-emission diets (typically those that include less meat, more grains) are correlated with better health. This is important because Climate change is a risk to human health. Climate change increases disparities because it disproportionally affects vulnerable populations. Diversity allows the human species to survive 🙂 Diets …

Thanks for using my photos, in For poor DC residents, safety from sexual violence means access – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for using my photos, in For poor DC residents, safety from sexual violence means access – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for using my photos, @ggwash and @TheJessicaRaven, and for the important piece on disparities in safety. Thanks also to Washington, DC for leading the nation in the conversation and gathering first-of-its-kind data: A 2017 DC Human Rights study showed that 48 percent of DC employers preferred a less qualified cisgender applicant over a more …

Thanks for publishing my photos, in The Wharf development raises the question: How affordable is ‘affordable’? – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photos, in The Wharf development raises the question: How affordable is ‘affordable’? – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for using my photos to illustrate this piece on affordable housing in Washington, DC, @ggwash & author @GordonAChaffin. The photographs are of the new development @TheWharfDC, and were taken just after it opened. The piece and the comments below it are worth a read if you’re interested in reducing health and life disparities. Washington, …

Thanks for publishing my photograph, Popville, in “Maybe reposting can help him find a ride, or at least some community???”

Thanks for publishing my photograph, Popville, in "Maybe reposting can help him find a ride, or at least some community???"

What a freakin’ gorgeous picture!https://www.popville.com/2018/01/poor-greg/#comment-3705333647 Thanks for publishing my photograph @Popville. Some days while walking I wonder if I’ll see anything worth taking a photo of, and then I turn the corner 🙂 . ❤️ DC California is not all roses and rainbows Greg but I hear ya. Thanks to Allison for passing on, “Poor …

Just Read: Nutritional and greenhouse gas impacts of removing animals from US agriculture

Just Read: Nutritional and greenhouse gas impacts of removing animals from US agriculture

This study, published in November, 2017, is authored by scientists at Virginia Tech and the US Department of Agriculture, and models a food production scenario in the United States that eliminates animals. This view is interesting because it requires several assumptions to be made, which the authors list: Assumptions when animals are removed from US …

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

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

(previous updates are here)

2017.11.26 Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site, Washington, DC USA 0848
2017.11.26 Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site, Washington, DC USA 0848 “The house at No. 1538 Ninth Street NW was the home, office, and workplace of Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950)—the “Father of Black History”—for nearly three decades during the most significant years of his life as a pioneering historian of African-American social and cultural history.” – Library of Congress (View on Flickr.com)

Greetings from Washington, DC (of course) and welcome to my seventh now update. I’m calling it November so that I will challenge myself to do a December update.

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

Now

  • Continuing the deep dive into nutrition, when I learned about the publication of Tim Noakes (@ProfTimNoakes) and Marika Sboros (@MarikaSboros) book: (Lore of Nutrition: Challenging conventional dietary beliefs) I moved all the other books on my list aside. Every physician, myself included, has endured professional bullying in their lifetimes. From my read so far, Noakes’ experience being bullied has been taken to a whole new level. Important reading for anyone who has ever sought to change everything (who, us?)
  • Ongoing study of digital engagement in the 21st century. Interestingly, the Noakes’ book touches on what’s happening with regard to health knowledge, I am working and learning in a very complementary part of the field.
  • Also related to leadership, enjoying learning the lessons of leaders who lead in a world that doesn’t want them to. The long awaited renovation of the Carter G. Woodson House was great to see, the all gender restroom contained within (and the rainbow flag on the establishment next door) says how much the world has learned to ❤️ better. I’ll post about what I learned, in the meantime, here are the photos.

And, this tweet (if you don’t like the news, make your own)

Until next month.

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

Updated 2017.09.27 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers