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 DC Council to mull scaling back TOPA rights for some renters – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photo in DC Council to mull scaling back TOPA rights for some renters – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photo @ggwash. It’s of renown Willard Street, NW, with the Washington Hilton in the background. One of its most famous residents was Charles Lindburgh. Many of its least famous residents were targeted as African Americans by police in multiple incidents in a pre-civil rights DC. Always where the future is born… …

Photo Friday: Thanks for publishing, DCist, and the future doesn’t create itself

Photo Friday: Thanks for publishing, DCist, and the future doesn't create itself

Thanks for publishing my photograph @DCist, celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (@NMAAHC). It’s also this week’s photo friday, as a reminder that the future doesn’t create itself. Speaking of creating the future, I got to visit the museum and took the photograph below with colleague …

Thanks for publishing my photo UrbanTurf DC in The Difference That Seven Years Makes in the Demographics of DC

Thanks for publishing my photo UrbanTurf DC in The Difference That Seven Years Makes in the Demographics of DC

Thanks again for publishing one of my photos, @UrbanTurf_DC. It’s of the recent H Street NE Festival, in Washington, DC. The festival and the DC experience over last 8 years is reflected in the data – a 14% jump in the population is very noticeable. So are the other demographic changes. Worth noting from this …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, LAWeekly, but you could have chosen better :) In Male, Female or “Nonbinary” Could Be the Choices for California IDs 

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, LAWeekly, but you could have chosen better :) In Male, Female or "Nonbinary" Could Be the Choices for California IDs 

Thanks, always, for using my photos @LAWeekly. They are there to be used to help the world learn to love better. In this case, though, I am just wondering, with all of the transgender pride flag photos I have taken, couldn’t one of those be used instead? Like this one: Or this one, with the …

Thanks for publishing my photo, LSE USA, in Trump’s transgender ban reminds us that the US military does not float above politics | USAPP

Thanks for publishing my photo, LSE USA, in Trump’s transgender ban reminds us that the US military does not float above politics | USAPP

Thanks for publishing my photograph, LSE’s USAPP – American Politics and Policy (@LSEUSAblog), in this article about the military ban on transgender humans in the United States. It’s nice to see that esteemed scholars like Thomas Crosbie are weighing in: Thomas Crosbie – Royal Danish Defence College – Thomas Crosbie is an Assistant Professor at …

Thanks for publishing my photo UrbanTurf, and more data on DC’s advantages for Amazon

Thanks for publishing my photo UrbanTurf, and more data on DC's advantages for Amazon

Thanks again, @UrbanTurf_dc, for using one of my photos to illustrate this piece. It was taken at the recent H-Street NE Festival, in a place that’s undergoing tremendous change, as you can see from these photographs I took there last week (Photo Friday: New views of H Street, NE, Washington, DC USA) Since the topic …

Thanks for Publishing My Photos Popville: H Street Fest, Amazing Once Again 

Thanks for Publishing My Photos Popville: H Street Fest, Amazing Once Again 

Thanks for publishing two of my photos @Popville. I edited the title of their blog post because, you know, I’m in the health business 🙂 . Rest of the series is below. Enjoy. Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted EytanPhoto by PoPville flickr user Miki J.More photos after the jump.Photo by PoPville flickr user kellybdcPhoto …

Thanks for publishing my photo DCist, in Go Home Already: The Washington Monument Bisects The Sun As It Rises Twice A Year

Thanks for publishing my photo DCist, in Go Home Already: The Washington Monument Bisects The Sun As It Rises Twice A Year

Thanks for publishing my photo @DCist. It’s from a series taken at dusk by the Washington Monument, using a borrowed, fancy camera. The rest of the series is below. Isn’t Washington, DC Beautiful? Enjoy. Plus, someone wants to tear down a multi-million home, and other end-of-day news. Source: Go Home Already: The Washington Monument Bisects …

Thanks for mentioning me, UrbanTurf, in The Most Interesting DC Housing Data From the American Community Survey

Thanks for mentioning me, UrbanTurf, in The Most Interesting DC Housing Data From the American Community Survey

Thanks for mentioning me in this post on the latest data from the American Community Survey, Urban Turf (@UrbanTurf_dc). The photograph used isn’t actually one I took (I don’t have a helicopter and drones are illegal in Washington, DC) – it is public domain, hosted at the Library of Congress – click through above to …

Thanks for publishing my photo, D.C. Policy Center, in D.C. police staffing has declined, but service demands haven’t subsided

Thanks for publishing my photo, D.C. Policy Center, in D.C. police staffing has declined, but service demands haven’t subsided

Thanks again, DC Policy Center (@DCPolicyCenter) for using one of my photographs to illustrate another excellent analysis. I didn’t realize how the legacy of Washington, DC’s past is now shaping its presence with regard to public safety. The photograph was taken shortly after a 23-year old graduate student from American University was killed by a …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo in Dear LGBTQI Travelers: These Countries Will Recognize Your Same Sex Marriage #LoveAlwaysWins – Mapping Megan

Thanks for Publishing my Photo in Dear LGBTQI Travelers: These Countries Will Recognize Your Same Sex Marriage #LoveAlwaysWins - Mapping Megan

Thanks for using my photo, Mapping Megan (@MappingMegan), and for highlighting the fact that the world is learning to love better. Agreed with one of the commenters that Australia’s absence from this list seems a little historic. The photograph itself, taken in 2015 in Washington, DC (of course), continues to be the most viewed photograph …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, The Cambridge Student, in Heather Heyer was not a victim – so don’t cover up her message in the name of grief | Comment

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, The Cambridge Student, in Heather Heyer was not a victim – so don’t cover up her message in the name of grief | Comment

Thanks for publishing my photograph, The Cambridge Student newspaper (@TCSNewspaper). I support university journalism. You can see the rest of the photos from this day in Washington, DC here. JULIETTE BRETAN comments on the impact of Heather Heyer’s death for civil rights activism.Source: Heather Heyer was not a victim – so don’t cover up her …

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