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 Photograph, in Could gondolas and water taxis improve intraregional transportation? – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Could gondolas and water taxis improve intraregional transportation? - D.C. Policy Center

Thank you for using my photograph to illustrate this illuminating piece by @alon_levy, @DCPolicyCenter. The photograph itself was taken several cameras ago in 2012, from Arlington, Virginia, facing Washington, DC. I went back and saw what else I was capturing that day, which included a novel public art piece at Arlington’s Freedom Park, entitled “Spectrum …

Thank you for Using my Photograph, in Trump May Prevail as Travel Ban Hearing Nears Conclusion – Skift

Thank you for Using my Photograph, in Trump May Prevail as Travel Ban Hearing Nears Conclusion – Skift

Thanks for using my photograph to illustrate this story, @Skift. The photograph was taken a little over a year ago in Washington, DC. The U.S. Supreme Court appeared poised to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban as key justices used an argument session to aim skeptical questions at a lawyer challenging the policy. Hearing the …

Just Read: Resisting influence from agri-food industries on Canada’s new food guide (and the irony of the competing interest disclosures within)

Just Read:  Resisting influence from agri-food industries on Canada’s new food guide (and the irony of the competing interest disclosures within)

This is a piece written about the upcoming Canada Food Guide, which is Canada’s version of the United States dietary guidelines, and concerns about food industry influence. The article is paywalled, however this response from Dr’s Carol Loffelmann (@KetoAnaesMD) and Barbra Allen Bradshaw is available to review, and I recommend it as a counterpoint to …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in The 5 Most Competitive Neighborhoods for DC Homebuyers in 2018

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in The 5 Most Competitive Neighborhoods for DC Homebuyers in 2018

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @UrbanTurf_DC It’s of the Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site (@WoodsonNHS), which I posted about here: Photo Friday: Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site, Washington, DC USA – More leadership in a world that doesn’t want you to lead This neighborhood, which housed so many people who shaped our country …

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in Richard Rothstein lays out the reality of government-mandated segregation in “Color of Law” – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in Richard Rothstein lays out the reality of government-mandated segregation in “Color of Law” – Greater Greater Washington

Thank you for using my photographs to illustrate this piece on the impact of policies that promote segregation in our communities. I presume these photos from my collection have been chosen because they illustrate micro-segregation.

his particular place in Washington, DC accomodates multiple different communities, together, and separate – with a dog park, a play field, and a skateboard park, right next to each other. It is fascinating to watch and learn about. I posted previously about this here: Thoughts and photos from the gilded ghetto | Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, by Derek Hyra

I followed up by listening to a webinar hosted by @AmericaWalks featuring Rothstein…

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

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

Thanks for publishing my photo, @ggwash. It was taken at this week’s Vigil to End Violence, in Washington, DC. I’ll post more photos from that event soon. Here are a few of our favorite colorful images submitted to the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool, showcasing the best (and sometimes the worst) of urbanism in …

Just Read: High red and processed meat consumption is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance (except that maybe it’s not)

Just Read: High red and processed meat consumption is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance (except that maybe it's not)

This paper is just now starting to receive some discussion online, however, it came to me via the alerts service of my medical specialty society, the American Academy of Family Physicians (@AAFP). This is a link to the actual brief, which caught my eye because of three things: Insulin Resistance NAFLD Red Meat Israeli researchers …

Just Read: The State of US Health, 1990-2016 – Noticing: Significant Fasting Plasma Glucose Increase, Impact of Current Dietary Recommendations, Non-mention of (non-acoholic) Liver Disease + (Mis)Understanding Washington, DC

Just Read: The State of US Health, 1990-2016 - Noticing: Significant Fasting Plasma Glucose Increase, Impact of Current Dietary Recommendations, Non-mention of (non-acoholic) Liver Disease + (Mis)Understanding Washington, DC

This paper is lengthy and well covered throughout the social media sphere, so I won’t repeat what’s already been said.

A few things haven’t been said that I’m commenting on:

1. Significant Increases in Fasting Blood Glucose and Current Dietary Recommendations
2. Diabetes is increased, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is unaccounted for
3. Continued misconceptions about Washington DC as a high sociodemographic index (SDI) future-State

In the body of the paper, phenomena of increases in fasting blood glucose is not connected to current dietary recommendations, which promote carbohydrate intake and may be partially responsible for this increase. See this paper for more (More from my trip to the Library of Congress and incredible US News and World Report photo collection: 1968’s Harried Housewife Preparing Convenience Foods (and how her diet was re-engineered to be carbohydrate-rich))

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Just Read: Where and when did non-alcoholic fatty liver come from and connection to carbohydrates – Common Causes of Chronic Liver Diseases in the United States

Just Read: Where and when did non-alcoholic fatty liver come from and connection to carbohydrates -  Common Causes of Chronic Liver Diseases in the United States

As I’ve written here previously, the condition of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has seemed to come out of nowhere, is still creating confusion within the medical profession, and is continuing to grow in prevalence. It’s a follow-up to a previous post here, see: Just Read: Global epidemiology of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease-Meta-analytic assessment of …

Thanks for Using my Photo, (and for the included education) – Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor discusses D.C.’s housing stock on the Kojo Nnamdi Show – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for Using my Photo, (and for the included education) - Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor discusses D.C.'s housing stock on the Kojo Nnamdi Show - D.C. Policy Center

Thanks (again) for using one of my photographs, @DCPolicyCenter. I love all of the education I receive via the photographs I take, long after they are taken. This photograph used to adorn this post about a recent @KojoShow on the topic of DC’s housing stock, which is well worth a listen if you’re interested in …

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

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

Thanks again for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. It was taken on my morning commute, via #ActiveTransportation (of course) Here are a few of our favorite colorful images submitted to the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool, showcasing the best (and sometimes the worst) of urbanism in the greater Washington region. Source: Color riot in the …

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