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.

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

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Thanks for publishing my photo in Sarah Silverman Is No Trump Fan, But See What Happens When She Sits Down With a Family of His Supporters, The Independent Journal Review

Thanks for publishing my photo in Sarah Silverman Is No Trump Fan, But See What Happens When She Sits Down With a Family of His Supporters, The Independent Journal Review

Thanks for publishing my photograph, Independent Journal Review (@TheIJR) on this story about Sarah Silverman’s (@sarahksilverman) visit with a family living in Chalmette, Louisiana, on her show, I Love America (@ILYAmerica). The photo, of course, is from the steps of the United States Supreme Court, April, 2015, and adorns the article where Silverman asks the …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in DC has over 14 million square feet of vacant office space. What if some became homes? – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in DC has over 14 million square feet of vacant office space. What if some became homes? – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photo, @ggwash. Note the “Resist” banner being unfurled in the background. Always have a camera ready in our nation’s capital, where the future is born every day πŸ™‚ . While there’s a glut of empty office space in downtown DC,Β there is a dearth of homes available for rent or purchase in …

Thanks for publishing my photo, in DC’s new strategy for HQ2? Multiple buildings – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photo, in DC’s new strategy for HQ2? Multiple buildings – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. It’s from the top floor of National Public Radio’s national headquarters in 2013, overlooking the census tract will less abundance compared the one facing the other direction. My blog post on that including maps is here: Photo and Map Friday: The Social Determinants of the NoMa Neighborhood, Washington, DC …

Thanks for publishing my photo, DCist, in Transgender Survey Shows Dismaying Discrimination Rates In D.C.

Thanks for publishing my photo, DCist, in Transgender Survey Shows Dismaying Discrimination Rates In D.C.

Thanks for publishing my photo @DCist. It points to the recent release of state level data from the 2015 US Trans Survey. Washington DC’s State Report is out. Others are coming. 35% of respondents experienced a problem in the past year with their insurance related to being transgender, such as being denied coverage for care …

Thanks for publishing my photo Oxford University Press; You misunderstand Marriage Equality, however

Thanks for publishing my photo Oxford University Press;  You misunderstand Marriage Equality, however

This post is a half-thank you, half-criticism for publishing my photograph Oxford University Press (@OUPAcademic). The concern doesn’t reach the threshold for revoking the license to use the photo (see this post for an example of a post that does reach that threshold). I’d like to comment that there’s a visible lack of understanding regarding …

Thanks for Publishing My Photo of The Wharf DC in Bright lights, bigger city – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing My Photo of The Wharf DC in Bright lights, bigger city – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks (again) for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. It’s of the brand new @TheWharfDC development that is kicking off this week. The stage was just being set when I visited (via active transportation of course). You can see the Washington Monument in the background for orientation. It’s really interesting to walk to the Wharf from L’Enfant …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, Journal of American History, in Teaching in the Wake of Charlottesville

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, Journal of American History, in Teaching in the Wake of Charlottesville

Thanks for publishing my photograph, Journal of American History (@JournAmHist) in your Process History (@processhistory) blog. It was taken, as the title of the post says, in the wake of Charlottesville, on a warm summer night in Washington, DC. And, these are historic times, in the place where the future is born every day. The …

Thanks for Publishing My Photo, Global Citizen, in Will Andrea Jenkins Become the Highest Elected Trans Woman of Color In America?

Thanks for Publishing My Photo, Global Citizen, in Will Andrea Jenkins Become the Highest Elected Trans Woman of Color In America?

Thanks for publishing my photo, Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn). It’s of Andrea Jenkins (@AndreaForWard8), who, as the title of the article says, may be the highest elected trans woman of color in America. I was able to see Andrea speak, the day after Capital TransPride in Washington, DC. I admit, I am not a champagne brunch …

Just Read: An Online Intervention Comparing a Very Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations Versus a Plate Method Diet in Overweight Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: Watch the Triglycerides

Just Read: An Online Intervention Comparing a Very Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations Versus a Plate Method Diet in Overweight Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: Watch the Triglycerides

This is a study that came out in February of this year, that I found because I am reading the The Ketogenic Bible: The Authoritative Guide to Ketosis and this reference popped up in a discussion of the impact on lipids of a low-carbohydrate diet. The study itself is a small randomized trial (total of …

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Should TOPA rights be scaled back for renters in single-family homes? Here’s the latest in DC’s debate. – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Should TOPA rights be scaled back for renters in single-family homes? Here’s the latest in DC’s debate. – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks again for publishing my photograph, @ggwash, in this follow-up article about Washington, DC’s TOPA (Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act) dialogue. The photograph itself is taken at the intersection of 14th Street NW and U Street, NW, the location of the Reeves’ Center commissioned by Mayor Marion Barry and also the site that ignited the …

Thanks for publishing my photo, Education Post, in How Two Students’ Warmth and Support Helped Me Come Out at School

Thanks for publishing my photo, Education Post, in How Two Students' Warmth and Support Helped Me Come Out at School

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @edu_post. It’s a great story for National Coming Out Day. Thank you Becky Tapley (@becky_tapley) for being you. As I like to say, being yourself is hard enough anyway, and as Walt Whitman said, everyone else is already taken. As Becky found out in her experience, I also found in …

Photo Friday: With the Spirits and the Ancestors – Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: With the Spirits and the Ancestors - Washington, DC USA

This week’s photgraph was taken (obviously) on the National Mall, in front of the Washington Monument, on a day that I was renting a fancy camera to see what it could do (life is one big experiment). In the end, I decided the camera wasn’t as fancy as others said it was; however, I was …

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 September Now Update based on a movement created by Derek Sivers

(previous updates are here)

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

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

  • I finally finished Tim Ferriss’ Tools of Titans book – several rentals from the library later…
  • Also finished The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition by family medicine specialist colleague Mike Moreno, MD
  • Unexpectedly for me, release of data from the PURE study, affirming the value of fat in the diet.
  • Observing many expressions of support for #TransVisibility in the fairly numerous publications of my photographs over the past month. This is heartening to see – the world is ultimately learning to love better.
  • Completed a few exciting projects in the customer relations management (CRM) space, learning how to harness technology for engagement in a different way
  • Met the family medicine interest group at George Washington University School of Medicine. I went into medical school hoping to be a specialist in family medicine, I left medical school hoping to be a specialist in family medicine, and then I became one. I would do it again without another thought πŸ™‚ .

Now

And, this tweet:

Until next month.

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

Updated 2017.09.27 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers