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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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Photo Friday: “This Was an Awful Day,” April, 1968 Diaries of Gerald “G.I.” Sawyer, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: "This Was an Awful Day," April, 1968 Diaries of Gerald "G.I." Sawyer, Washington, DC USA

Thanks to the Washington, DC Historical Society for hosting a workshop on understanding #dc1968. The photograph above is from the original diary of Gerald “G.I.” Sawyer, famed engineer and designer of well known Washington, DC transportation landmarks, some appreciated, some maligned. One of the most controversial was the never built Three Sisters Bridge, which from …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Reducing barriers for job-seekers – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Reducing barriers for job-seekers - D.C. Policy Center

Thanks again, @DCPolicyCenter, for publishing my photo alongside this excellent analysis by Dr. Bruce Ormond Grant (@BOrmondGrant). The photograph, by the way, was taken on a Big Bus Tour of Washington, DC, commissioned by @CapitalPrideDC and @DCTransPride365 for this year’s volunteers (also called producers by the organizations). So, although the photograph doesn’t illustrate the subject …

He Was Right. Invisibility is so 20th Century. Congratulations Gavin Grimm

He Was Right. Invisibility is so 20th Century. Congratulations Gavin Grimm

What a joy to write this post. We knew @GavinGrimmVA was right and the courts agree. “We” includes: The combined medical, nursing, and allied health professions, on behalf of organizations representing 350,000 physicians and over 4,000,000 nurses The worlds leading companies, including Kaiser Permanente (@KPShare @PermanenteDocs), which signed on to the Amicus Brief with 58 …

Just Watched (again): Andrew Mente, PhD – “Current advice to limit total fat to <30%E and saturated fat to <10%E are not supported by this global study"

Just Watched (again): Andrew Mente, PhD - "Current advice to limit total fat to <30%E and saturated fat to <10%E are not supported by this global study"

Another of the lectures from #LCB18 (see: Adventures in Metabolic Health and Diabetes Reversal, Low Carb Breckenridge, Breckenridge, CO USA) are now posted on YouTube, this one from Andrew Mente, PhD (@AndrewMente), one of the lead authors of the PURE Study (which I wrote about previously: Just Read: Validation of Low(er) Carb High(er) Fat Diets: …

Why I attended (and helped produce) Capital Transpride 2018

Why I attended (and helped produce) Capital Transpride 2018

2018 was my 6th Capital TransPride (@DCTranspride365). This time I was part of the producers group, and I had a great time. Here’s what I said in 2013 about Capital TransPride: If current societal trends to become more inclusive and love people better continue, next year there will be more of us from our health …

Photos: 2018 Funk Parade, Washington, DC USA

Photos: 2018 Funk Parade, Washington, DC USA

Before LGBTQ Pride events happen in Washington, DC, the @FunkParade happens. The cover photo is of @BatalaDC: Batalá Washington‘s mission is to empower women through drumming and expose people to Brazil’s dynamic Afro­ Bahian culture and Samba ­Reggae music. Joining Batalá is free of charge to all women regardless of race, religion, income, sexual orientation …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in FIRST TAKE: Targeted property taxes are not sound policy choices – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in FIRST TAKE: Targeted property taxes are not sound policy choices - D.C. Policy Center

Thanks again for using my photograph, @DCPolicyCenter, in this piece written by @DavidBrunori about proposed property tax policy changes. As usual, I learned more about my photograph after it was taken. As the analysis mentions, public goods such as transportation can be funded many different ways, and they ways they happen have different impacts. It’s …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Public in the Flickr pool – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Public in the Flickr pool – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. It was taken from the top of the American Psychological Association building in Washington, DC, overlooking the NoMA neighborhood. You can see what this part of NoMA is scheduled to look like in the next decade here: See details for Union Station’s future expansion – Greater Greater Washington Here …

Photos from the Future: 2018 TransEqualityNow, Washington, DC USA

Photos from the Future: 2018 TransEqualityNow, Washington, DC USA

All physicians are at some level health activists – by definition they have to be – and I have spent time with leaders across many different health movements, from civil rights, environmental stewardship, metabolic health to name a few. In each of these places a conclusion I hear very often is that the LGBTQ rights …

Just Read: 55% of Californians have Insulin Resistance

Just Read: 55% of Californians have Insulin Resistance

As the title of the post says.

This data comes from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (@UCLAchpr) and used a combination of interviews and statistical modeling from the US based NHANES survey (which does retrieve blood samples). The paper cites a figure of 90% of people who do not know they are insulin resistant.

Here’s the summary along with required terms of use statement (data used under the terms of use on the site).

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Thanks for publishing my photo, PoPville, in “Where should I live that maximizes the advantages of living in D.C. while still not providing a hideous reverse commute?”

Thanks for publishing my photo, PoPville, in “Where should I live that maximizes the advantages of living in D.C. while still not providing a hideous reverse commute?”

Thanks (again) for publishing one of my photos, @Popville. It is of the still being reborn H Street NE, with the @DCStreetcar in the foreground. Of course my answer to the question posed in the post is #CarFreeDC is the way to be. Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan”Dear PoPville,The relevant details: I’ll be …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Campouts-Plus: Christianity Defines, Afflicts Boy Scouts (As is the case 100% of the time, #LoveAlwaysWins)

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Campouts-Plus: Christianity Defines, Afflicts Boy Scouts (As is the case 100% of the time,  #LoveAlwaysWins)

Thanks for using my photograph to adorn this essay, written by Rick Snedeker (@snedekrj). The piece and the photograph caused me to go back in time, a different time for the BSA organization, in 2013, when the photos were taken, several cameras ago. Then, this inscription on the memorial caught my eye: I thought, “that’s …

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

2018.04.08 Victory Fund National Brunch, Washington, DC USA 01237
Photo from the future. With eye surgeon, colleague, and mentor, @DanaBeyerMD – 2018.04.08 Victory Fund National Brunch, Washington, DC USA 01237 (View on Flickr.com)

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

(previous updates are here)

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

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

Let’s see, a lot happened between February and now 🙂

#MarchForOurLives

Photos: March for Our Lives, Washington, DC USA & What Our Generation of Physicians Know: Invisibility is so 20th Century

2018.03.24 March for Our Lives, Washington, DC USA 4616
2018.03.24 March for Our Lives, Washington, DC USA 4616 (View on Flickr.com)

#dc1968 and #MLK50

Photo Friday: People’s March for Justice, Equity and Peace, Washington, DC USA

2018.04.04 The People’s March for Justice, Equity and Peace, Washington, DC USA 01203-Edit
2018.04.04 The People’s March for Justice, Equity and Peace, Washington, DC USA 01203-Edit (View on Flickr.com)

#LCB18 – Low Carb Breckenridge

Adventures in Metabolic Health and Diabetes Reversal, Low Carb Breckenridge, Breckenridge, CO USA

2018.03.04 Low Carb Breckenridge, Breckenridge, CO USA 2-3
Did you ever spend time in a room full of citizens taking control of their health and life destinies? Did you ever do it at a Continuing Medical Education event? – 2018.03.04 Low Carb Breckenridge, Breckenridge, CO USA 2-3 (View on Flickr.com)

More enjoyable photography

2018.03.23 EqualityRx with Human Rights Campaign, Washington, DC USA 4305
2018.03.23 EqualityRx with Human Rights Campaign, Washington, DC USA 4305 (View on Flickr.com)
  • We have the best allies
2017.03.23 EqualityCon, Wilson Phillips, Washington, DC USA 4447
2017.03.23 EqualityCon, Wilson Phillips, Washington, DC USA 4447 (View on Flickr.com)
  • First magazine cover – thank you!

Thanks for Publishing my Photo on your cover, Washingtonian Magazine, April, 2018 “How 14th Street Came Back”

2018.04.02 Washingtonian April 2018 Issue, Washington, DC USA 2032
2018.04.02 Washingtonian April 2018 Issue, Washington, DC USA 2032 (View on Flickr.com)
  • Removing the right to use my photography (no thank you!), because it’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate, and I don’t have to tolerate transphobia
2018.03.27 PutPatientsFirst, Washington, DC USA 4736
2018.03.27 PutPatientsFirst, Washington, DC USA 4736 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for Removing my Photo from Your Website, because It’s Not What You Preach, It’s What You Tolerate, and I Don’t Tolerate Transphobia

Now

Still captivated by #DiabetesReversal and #MetabolicHealth

..can’t help it

2018.03.25 Low Carbohydrate Living, Washington, DC USA 4694
2018.03.25 Low Carbohydrate Living, Washington, DC USA 4694 (View on Flickr.com)
#AsDCGoesSoGoesTheNation #ElementsOfUs #ElementsOfTheFuture @capitaltranspride @capitalpridedc #TransVisibility #EqualityEqualsHealth #DC #LGBTQ 😀️‍🌈 All we need is an actual #unicode emoji for the #transgender pride flag. #CTP18 Is May 1 (View on Flickr.com)
  • Capital TransPride planning (@TransPrideDC) is well underway, with a venue and sponsorship secured. Grab every opportunity to live in the future :).

Speaking of the future, I’m always ready to capture it unfolding:

Because,

Until next month.

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

Updated 2018.04.12 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers