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. Feel free to connect via social media, links below.

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

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Thanks for publishing my photo, @WTOP in DC’s biggest gay nightclub, Town Danceboutique, closing next year

Thanks for publishing my photo, @WTOP in DC's biggest gay nightclub, Town Danceboutique, closing next year

Thanks for publishing my photo @WTOP . Venues like this one have an important place in making people feel safer and accepted in their true identities. It explains part of the significance of the murder of 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016. Town Danceboutique, the largest LGBTQ night club in …

Thanks for publishing my photo of @WerkforPeace, @DCist in Morning Roundup (6/27/17)

Thanks for publishing my photo of @WerkforPeace, @DCist in Morning Roundup (6/27/17)

Thanks for publishing my photo DCist (@DCist). I’ll follow up with a post about the entire experience. In the meantime, As DC goes, so goes the nation in this century 🙂 . Plus, protesters bring the dance party (and glitter) to Mitch McConnell’s house, what’s up with Kwame Onwuachi, and more in the news. Source: …

Thanks for publishing my photo, @DCist in Go Home Already (6/23/17)

Thanks for publishing my photo, @DCist in Go Home Already (6/23/17)

Thanks for publishing my photo @DCist. It’s of the observation area from the beautiful new National Museum of African American History and Culture. I wrote about my visit there recently: Being #TransVisible at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Plus, D.C.’s coolest companies, why the Klingle Valley Hiker-Biker Trail took 27 years, …

Thanks for using my photo in “Timeline” | Barack Obama Presidential Library (!)

Thanks for using my photo in "Timeline" | Barack Obama Presidential Library (!)

The photograph, by the way, was taken when I was enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program, operated by the Harvard School of Business Executive Education Program (@HBSExecEd). Besides this time being a moment of record-breaking snowfall, it was also a time of mind- and horizon- expansion for me.

I snapped a shot every morning, and I specifically remember this one, with a quote from Steve Jobs.

I still feel this way, which is that I/we/humans are often asked directly or indirectly to live someone else’s life – I have been asked this many many (many) times.

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What I’m doing now

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

photo: #ProtectTransWomen Day of Action, Washington, DC USA, March, 2017, by Ted Eytan, MD

Update (previous updates are here)

2017.05.20 Capital TransPride Washington, DC USA 5129
2017.05.20 Capital TransPride Washington, DC USA 5129 (View on Flickr.com)

Greetings from Washington, DC (of course) and welcome to my third now update, June, 2017.

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

Now

Excited to spend time with equalitymarch2017 leadership team! Washington, DC USA  June 11, 2017 #Theta360 #dc #EqualityEqualsHealth #havepride365 havepride365
Excited to spend time with @equalitymarch17 leadership team! Washington, DC USA June 11, 2017 #Theta360 #dc #EqualityEqualsHealth #havepride365 @havepride365 (View on Flickr.com)
  • Finishing Tools of Titans – back in rotation at my local library 🙂
  • Reading Mistreated by Robert Pearl, MD. I feel if people want to know the solution to what ails health care in this country, it’s best to hear from the experience of the leaders who’ve made the most progress. It’s clear that Kasier Permanente and the Permanente Medical Groups have made the most progress. Robert Pearl, MD (@RobertPearlMD) is the CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (@MAPermanente), and the Co-CEO of The Permanente Federation (@PermanenteDocs)
  • Working on a special emoji project for a friend…
  • Getting ready for the rest of LGBTQ Pride Month, including Washington, DC’s Equality March 2017 (@EqualityMarch17). I recently met the organizers and I’m impressed with the potential of the return to the roots of the most successful civil rights movements of our time.

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

Updated 2017.05.30 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers