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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Posts

Just Read: Transgender Women of Color are Murdered Much More Often – American Journal of Public Health

Just Read: Transgender Women of Color are Murdered Much More Often - American Journal of Public Health

Between 3 and 75 times as often as their cisgender Black female age cohort for Black transfeminine trans women, and between 2 and 44 times as often as their cisgender Latina female age cohort. In percentages, that’s murdered 300% – 7500% and 200% – 4400% as often. As the images on the right show I …

Just Read: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg

Just Read: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg

Sandberg, Sheryl Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy Ever since I read Lean In (see: Just Read (and discussed with my mother): Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg) I’ve felt some commonality with Sheryl Sandberg as someone who knows what she’s passionate about and continues to help people understand the world better. Like …

Thanks for using my photo, Tom Blunt & Signature Reads, in History Shows There’s Nothing ‘New’ in News from Charlottesville

Thanks for using my photo, Tom Blunt & Signature Reads, in History Shows There's Nothing 'New' in News from Charlottesville

Thanks for using my photo, Tom Blunt (@TomBlunt) and Signature Reads (@SignatureReads) in this well written piece. It connects what’s been happening to a lot of other happenings to minorities, including LGBTQ ones. I recently tweeted/instagrammed about something that’s important to eliminate bias, which is to live and connect to the communities that are not …

Thanks for publishing my photo in Art to make you smile  – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photo in Art to make you smile  – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. It’s of Elizabeth Taylor in love with Washington, DC (and so am I). As I write this, I’m reading Derek Hyra’s (@DerekHyra) Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, which chronicles the changes that have been happening in this neighborhood. This place and image probably represent a lot …

Thanks for using my photo in Mother of Slain Protester Says She Won’t Talk To Trump – Houston Public Media

Thanks for using my photo in Mother of Slain Protester Says She Won’t Talk To Trump – Houston Public Media

Thanks for using my photograph Houston Public Media (@HoustonPubMedia). It was taken on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, the night of the candlelight vigil for Charlottesville. You can see the rest of the photos from this day here. Susan Bro said “now I will not” talk to the president after a news conference in which Trump equated …

Thanks for using my photograph in Praying for an end to racial violence – Anglican Church of Canada

Thanks for using my photograph in Praying for an end to racial violence - Anglican Church of Canada

Thank you for using my photograph, Anglican Church of Canada (@generalsynod). Nice to know that Washington, DC, the most inclusive city in the world, continues to inspire. In the 21st Century, As Washington, DC goes, so goes the nation. The events in Charlottesville, Virginia and the very real threat of more activities on the part …

Thanks for using my photo, @DailyDot, in Study Reveals Over Half of American Parents Would Support a Trans Child & for being a journalistic exemplar

Thanks for using my photo, @DailyDot, in Study Reveals Over Half of American Parents Would Support a Trans Child & for being a journalistic exemplar

Thanks again, DailyDot (@DailyDot) for using one of my photographs to illustrate one of your articles. It’s of the JR (@MrJRFord) and Vanessa Ford (@VanessaFord) family & friends, at this year’s Capital TransPride (@TransPrideDC). The Fords have just moved away from Washington, DC, they will be missed. I know, though that they’ll continue to make …

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 …

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