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 using my photo DC Policy Center in – D.C. nightlife is booming, but not necessarily for much longer

Thanks for using my photo DC Policy Center in -  D.C. nightlife is booming, but not necessarily for much longer

Thanks (again) for using one of my photographs D.C. Policy Center (@DCPolicyCenter) and @DataLensDC in the use of data and beautiful visualizations to tell a story about our city. It was taken last fall, during a beautiful sunset on U Street, NW, just steps away from where Thurgood Marshall worked to end school segregation. It’s …

Photo Friday: Loving the Future at House of Herrera, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Loving the Future at House of Herrera, Washington, DC USA

As I like to say, if I can walk to it, I’ll do it. And if it involves the future, I’m definitely doing it. This week’s photograph was taken at the House of Herrera (@HouseofHerrera), more specifically CH Carolina Herrera, in Washington, DC USA (of course). It features Consuella Lopez (@ConsuellaLopez) and the management and …

Thanks for publishing my photo in Weekend Picks: 15 Things To Do In And Around D.C.: DCist

Thanks for publishing my photo in Weekend Picks: 15 Things To Do In And Around D.C.: DCist

Thanks for publishing my photo, @DCist. The creativity never ends in our nation’s capital. It’s been a long few weeks, so kick back and hit up a block party, drink in a giant snow globe, and what the heck, ruin your childhood (or make it much more interesting) with some scandalous dance performances. Source: Weekend …

Thanks for publishing my photo Urban Turf DC in Dacha Beer Garden Will Go Back to ANC For 14th Street Location

Thanks for publishing my photo Urban Turf DC in Dacha Beer Garden Will Go Back to ANC For 14th Street Location

Thanks for publishing my photo @UrbanTurf_DC. It’s a favorite, Liz in Love (with Washington, DC). You can learn more about the story behind this mural here. It has not been an easy road for the Dacha Beer Garden folks since it was first revealed that the team behind the popular 7th Street beer garden was …

Thanks for publishing my photo @DCist in Mayor, D.C. Councilmembers Want Statue Of Confederate General On Federal Land Removed

Thanks for publishing my photo @DCist in Mayor, D.C. Councilmembers Want Statue Of Confederate General On Federal Land Removed

Thanks for publishing my photo @DCist. As the article says and as we live in the most inclusive city in the world, monuments like this don’t seem compatible with this century (which we also love living in). Fortunately we are surrounded by a selection of other monuments that celebrate a world learning to love better. …

Thanks for using my photo, Texas Observer, in Houston City Employees are Fighting to Uphold Marriage Equality #LoveAlwaysWins

Thanks for using my photo, Texas Observer, in Houston City Employees are Fighting to Uphold Marriage Equality #LoveAlwaysWins

Thanks for using my photo, Texas Observer (@TexasObserver) in this story about a far-fetched, yet real situation playing out in Houston, Texas, involving disregard of the law of the land around marriage equality. Love Always Wins. I enjoy seeing the way this photograph (the most viewed photograph in my collection in 10 years) has been …

Thanks for using my photos Colchester Pride!  From the most inclusive city in the world to promoting inclusion in one of the oldest cities in the world

Thanks for using my photos Colchester Pride!  From the most inclusive city in the world to promoting inclusion in one of the oldest cities in the world

Thank you, Colchester Pride (@ColchesterPride) for using two of my photos to adorn the web site for your first ever pride event, happening on August 19, 2017! Source: Colchester Pride – About Us – Colchester pride Sat 19 August 2017 The photograph is of rainbow flag displays on 17th Street, NW, in Washington, DC, during …

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 August Now Update

(previous updates are here)

2017.07.15 No Kings Collective 8 year anniversary block party Washington DC USA 7480
2017.07.15 No Kings Collective 8 year anniversary block party Washington DC USA 7480 #TransVisibility (View on Flickr.com)

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

My Now (@NowNowNow) Profile is visible at Link: Ted Eytan, MD Profile on NowNowNow.com & the regular tweeting of it is a reminder to update….

  • I just returned from Low Carb San Diego, continuing my education in optimal nutrition, which for physicians is still very much a DIY process, with huge implications for our nation’s health. See my blog post: Adventures at Low Carb San Diego
  • I’m continuing to understand the impact of #TransVisbility in our society or the lack thereof (and in the process changing it, it’s what my generation of physicians does)
  • I thank that National Museum of African American History and Culture for their twitter dialogue with me about LGBTQ visibility. Responsiveness like this in the era of social media is wonderful.
  • Finished Mistreated by Robert Pearl, MD

Emojis for the future

The collaboration continues: Proposal submitted to Unicode, August, 2017 update.

Now

  • Still reading Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss.
  • Began reading The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition by family medicine specialist colleague Mike Moreno, MD
  • Following up on the low carb adventures with deeper review of the literature
  • Going deeper in self-education on digital engagement and customer relations management (CRM). One word – trailhead. I think I like computers 🙂 .

And, this tweet:

My first real Washington, DC experience (or Bethesda adjacent…) was as a medical student at the National Library of Medicine informatics clerkship. During that time I taught myself perl programming (see comment about liking computers) and created a mini-expert system for preventive care services. I probably have the code for that project around here somewhere. This experience is responsible for bringing me, emotionally and ultimately physically, to Washington, DC, and I’ve never left.

It’s a special privilege to know the current Director, Patti Brennan, RN, PhD (@NLMDirector) and all of the ways she has championed a world learning to love better through her research and leadership.

The dream I had many years ago of a new generation of leaders shaping our society is coming true. That’s what I’m thinking about now.

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

Updated 2017.08.08 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers