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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.

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Updated February, 2019. Featured photo: Love Wins, Washington, DC, USA, June, 2016, by Ted Eytan, MD

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Just Read: The Ketogenic Diet: Evidence for Optimism but High-Quality Research Needed

Just Read: The Ketogenic Diet: Evidence for Optimism but High-Quality Research Needed

This is a solid overview of ketogenic diets, now being used for a variety of metabolic and other health issues, by David Ludwig, MD, PhD (@DavidLudwigMD), an accomplished physician, scientist, educator in the nutrition field. Noting, unlike many other pieces written on this topic, David does not have financial or other ties to food or …

Photos: Fire Drill Fridays with Jane Fonda, Washington, DC USA – yes, it is a climate emergency

Photos: Fire Drill Fridays with Jane Fonda, Washington, DC USA - yes, it is a climate emergency

Photgraphs from today’s Fire Drill Fridays (@FireDrilFriday) are below. This week’s topic was immigrant rights This is a climate and human rights crisis. Climate migrants routinely face life threatening hardship, discrimination and repression in their search for safety for their families, and often those most vulnerable to changing climate and extreme weather lack the resources …

Just Read: Prevalence of Prediabetes Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States, 2005-2016 (it’s way too high)

Just Read: Prevalence of Prediabetes Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States, 2005-2016 (it's way too high)

This study has been widely shared already, with a significant degree of alarm. The American Diabetes Association has defined prediabetes as the presence of impaired fasting glucose (IFG; fasting plasma glucose [FPG] concentration between 100 mg/dL to <126 mg/dL; to convert to millimoles per liter, multiply by 0.0555), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT; a 2-hour plasma …

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in Hate Crimes in D.C. – D.C. Policy Center

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in Hate Crimes in D.C. - D.C. Policy Center

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @DCPolicyCenter, in this excellent analysis performed by @Shirin_Arslan on the state of hate crimes in Washington, DC. The stark rises in reported hate crimes in D.C. seen in the last several years have been primarily driven by a rapid increase in the number of crimes reported against LGBTQ groups …

Photo Friday: Fire Drill Friday with Jane Fonda, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Fire Drill Friday with Jane Fonda, Washington, DC USA

It’s important, and remarkable, that we’ve arrived to a point in our country where people are getting arrested on the steps of the US Capitol because of fossil fuel use. We couldn’t have imagined this even 10 years ago. Climate change is that urgent. It was amazing and inspiring to see icon @JaneFonda take a …

Thank you for Publishing my Letter to The Editor: “A meaty issue” | The Economist

Thank you for Publishing my Letter to The Editor: "A meaty issue" | The Economist

Thank you for publishing my letter to the editor in this week’s edition of The Economist (@TheEconomist). It’s written regarding this published piece in the magazine from November 15, regarding a study about the health and environmental impact of foods. I’d like to thank the Economist team for a friendly dialogue about my concerns over …

Recipe: Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Pecan Pie

Recipe: Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Pecan Pie

Recipe time. This low carbohydrate, healthy fat (#LCHF) pecan pie has No grains, refined or whole No added sugar or syrups No vegatable oils Which gives it the magical (well, science supported) power of not raising blood glucose or stimulating insulin secretion. I was not wearing a continuous glucose monitor for this particular pie, however …

Just Gifted: 194 Photographs to Orange County Regional History Center’s One Orlando Collection

Just Gifted: 194 Photographs to Orange County Regional History Center's One Orlando Collection

I was recently contacted by the Orange County Regional History Center in Central Florida (@HistoryCenterFL) about donating photographs I’ve taken of memorials for the 49 people who were murdered while living their lives at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016. The answer was yes. The photograph below is currently included on the Wikipedia page …

Photo Friday: My superpower is vision

Photo Friday: My superpower is vision

…I use it to support Washington, DC’s Capital Pride (@CapitalPrideDC) and Capital TransPride (@DCTransPride365) in sharing images of the human spirit to a global audience. In our nation’s capital, we work to celebrate LGBTQ Pride 365 days a year. There’s no limit on human potential when people exist as their authentic selves, in control of …

Photos: 2019 International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Washington, DC USA

Photos: 2019 International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Washington, DC USA

This is my 7th Transgender Day of Remembrance (#TDOR). My first, in 2013, was in San Francisco, CA. For some of the people in the room with us, it was their last. We came to remember the people who laid down their lives so we could exist. We also come to reassure those who have …

Announcing my Retirement (from Kaiser Permanente)

Announcing my Retirement (from Kaiser Permanente)

Everything must either last forever or end at some point. There are only two options. Good endings are as important as good beginnings. This is the announcement of my retirement from Kaiser Permanente, specifically, The Permanente Federation. An innovator’s definition of “retirement” As it has been said by modern thinkers, retirement should happen at multiple …