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.

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

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Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Go Home Already: Can Window Stickers Get Alexandria Business Owners To Pay More Than Minimum Wage?: DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Go Home Already: Can Window Stickers Get Alexandria Business Owners To Pay More Than Minimum Wage?: DCist

Thanks for publishing my photograph @DCist. It was taken at Washington, DC’s Union Market, where along the rest of our nation’s capital, the future is born every day. I wrote more about this series in last week’s photo friday: Photo Friday: Never Give Up (Hope, and Never Give In to Discrimination or Metabolic UnHealth), Washington, …

Joining the IWBI Global Network of Concept Advisories | International WELL Building Institute – WELL Community Concept advisory

Joining the IWBI Global Network of Concept Advisories | International WELL Building Institute - WELL Community Concept advisory

As it says in the press release below, I’ve been selected by the International WELL Building Institute (@WellCertified) to be part of the 2018-209 WELL Community Concept advisory. I’ve written about the WELL Building Standard (see: Just Read: The WELL Building Standard – promoting health for the people inside previously. I was even the attending …

Thanks for Publishing My Photo, in Morning Roundup: Many D.C. Residents Need To Boil Their Water: DCist

Thanks for Publishing My Photo, in Morning Roundup: Many D.C. Residents Need To Boil Their Water: DCist

Thanks for publishing my photo in this morning’s Morning Roundup, @DCist. It’s also this week’s Photo Friday: Photo Friday: Never Give Up (Hope, and Never Give In to Discrimination or Metabolic UnHealth), Washington, DC USA SE residents detail issues with MPD, Bowser’s first veto, and more news. Source: Morning Roundup: Many D.C. Residents Need To …

Photo Friday: Never Give Up (Hope, and Never Give In to Discrimination or Metabolic UnHealth), Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Never Give Up (Hope, and Never Give In to Discrimination or Metabolic UnHealth), Washington, DC USA

This week’s photograph is from Union Market (@UnionMarketDC) in Washington, DC USA (of course). It reminds me of a similar expression at the Congressional Cemetery, also in Washington, DC, which is distinguished for having the only known LGBTQ section in a cemetery, where this famous headstone is situated, near the grave of J. Edgar Hoover: …

Thanks for using my photo, in Visiting Nurse Service of NY Creates Market Niche with Transgender Care | Home Health Care News

Thanks for using my photo, in Visiting Nurse Service of NY Creates Market Niche with Transgender Care | Home Health Care News

Thanks for using my photograph to adorn this piece written by @RobertWadeHolly for @HHCareNews. The photograph was taken at this year’s (2018) Capital Transpride (@DCTransPride365), one of the largest events of its kind in the United States (see: Why I attended (and helped produce) Capital Transpride 2018 I was delighted to see the correct use …

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Adams Morgan is losing diversity, but is new development the culprit? – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Adams Morgan is losing diversity, but is new development the culprit? – Greater Greater Washington

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @ggwash, in this informative piece by @pmcananey, about the Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington, DC. The photograph was taken in 2014 at the annual Adams Morgan day. It’s another example of a time when I learn more about my photographs after they are taken. Enjoy. Since the blockbuster Comprehensive …

Thanks for publishing my photo, PoPville, in  What’s Going On This Week? 

Thanks for publishing my photo, PoPville, in  What’s Going On This Week? 

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @Popville. It’s of the Shaw Library in Washington, DC (of course). The photograph is digitally enhanced (photoshop skills don’t create themselves), not to be unreal, but to reflect what I see when I walk in Washington. Enjoy. By: Mimi MontgomeryYellow Submarine, the World Cup, and a Jane Austen film fest. …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Morning Roundup:  DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Morning Roundup:  DCist

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @DCist. The photo is of a street in Washington, DC converted to a circa-1984 community for the filming of Wonder Woman 2, which took place here last week. Additional photographs are below. Enjoy. Plus, the bees at Monticello are beating the odds. a SWAT Team in PG county raided the …

Thanks for publishing my photo, Berkeley News, in How a tender message helped win the fight for same-sex marriage 

Thanks for publishing my photo, Berkeley News, in How a tender message helped win the fight for same-sex marriage 

Thank you for using my photo in this piece about the Freedom to Marry campaign, @UCBerkeleyNews. The concept about the journey of tolerance and support is a great one. Should a society hold a person to a long-ago held belief even after they have changed in a way that frees a generation to live authentically? …

Thanks for publishing my Photo, in Go Home Already: Two Baby Monkeys Were Born At The Smithsonian National Zoo: DCist

Thanks for publishing my Photo, in Go Home Already: Two Baby Monkeys Were Born At The Smithsonian National Zoo: DCist

Thank you for publishing my photo, @DCist. The photo is of a new set of murals commissioned by @Murals_DC and created by high school students across the city. This one is my favorite. They are all awesome, because they are produced by people from the future. Plus, a Richmond panel is trying to get rid …

The Future Doesn’t Create Itself: Trans 101, a Dialogue about Working with Transgender and Gender nonconforming individuals

The Future Doesn't Create Itself: Trans 101, a Dialogue about Working with Transgender and Gender nonconforming individuals

Thank you a ton WeWork (@WeWork), Bianca Rey (@BiancaRey), and the WeWork White House location (and entire Washington, DC community) for always looking for ways to be the best places to work/exist/be visible, as recommended by doctors here for health 🙂 . The session “Trans 101: A Dialogue about Working with Transgender and Gender nonconforming …

Photos: Doctors (and most humans) know: Families Belong Together, Washington, DC USA

Photos: Doctors (and most humans) know: Families Belong Together, Washington, DC USA

Yesterday was a fantastic confluence of several communities I am a part of, including LGBTQ communities and physician communities. Both were marching just a few feet from each other in Washington, DC yesterday. In the last century, they used to say this about another State in the United States. In this century, it’s As DC …

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

2018.06.10 Capital Pride Behind the Scenes and Closing with Sony A7III, Washington, DC USA03319
2018.06.10 Capital Pride Behind the Scenes and Closing with Sony A7III, Washington, DC USA03319 (View on Flickr.com)

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

(previous updates are here)

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

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

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

Capital TransPride – my 6th

Why I attended (and helped produce) Capital Transpride 2018

Invisibility is so 20th Century.

6 year #friendaversary – the future is as awesome as I predicted 😀✌️🌎🏳️‍🌈 @capitalpridedc #ElementsOfUs @capitaltranspride #TransVisibility #KPPride18 #DC #InstaDC & Proudly @kpthrive & @permanentedocs in Washington, DC USA

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Capital Pride 2018 – My umpteenth

As a member of the media team for the first time (for real) in my life, I walked with wonderment as I saw history made in front of my eyes.

2018.06.09 Capital Pride Parade, Washington, DC USA 03108
2018.06.09 Capital Pride Parade, Washington, DC USA 03108 (View on Flickr.com)

The music was great, too.

& thanks @Billboard and @BillboardPride for publishing my photos this year

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, Billboard and Billboard Pride

My my my 💜 | Photo: @tedeytan

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2018.06.10 Capital Pride Behind the Scenes and Closing with Sony A7III, Washington, DC USA8312
2018.06.10 Capital Pride Behind the Scenes and Closing with Sony A7III, Washington, DC USA8312 (View on Flickr.com)

A reminder to remember

2018.06.12 A Candlelight Vigil to Remember Pulse, Washington, DC USA 03768
2018.06.12 A Candlelight Vigil to Remember Pulse, Washington, DC USA 03768 (View on Flickr.com)

Now

Still captivated by #DiabetesReversal and #MetabolicHealth

..can’t help it

2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon Presentation Slides 412
2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon Presentation Slides 412 (View on Flickr.com)

* Watching the diet-heart hypothesis fall and joining the medical profession in mourning the death of the low-fat diet
* I am now getting (more) ready for @Ketofest 2018, aka what happens when an entire town is converted to a #DiabtesReversal #MetabolicHealth lifestyle. Plus I need to increase my library of #LCHF dishes
* Still reading Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars

Here’s a good quote describing the ongoing dissonance and tension between the last century and this one:

It is interesting that the ADA recommends eating starches and sugars and then the simultaneous use of acarbose to prevent their digestion.

Bernstein, Richard K.. Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars (pp. 260-261). Little, Brown and Company. Kindle Edition.

Speaking of the future, if you don’t like it, just create a new one

The 🌎 doesn’t change itself. Thank you @WeWork @permanentedocs @kpthrive for helping ours learn to ❤️ better. #Pride2018 #ThriveWithPride #EqualityEqualsHealth #VisibilityEqualsLife #AllGender #LGBTQ #TransVisibility Washington, DC USA @capitalpridedc @capitaltranspride 🏳️‍🌈

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It’s what we do in Washington, DC, which is where the future is created every day.

Until next month-ish.

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

Updated 2018.06.22 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers