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. Feel free to connect via social media, links below.

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

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Photo Friday: Rainbow Flags at LGBTQ Pride, Baltimore, MD USA

Photo Friday: Rainbow Flags at LGBTQ Pride, Baltimore, MD USA

This week’s photo is an easy choice. It’s a rainbow pride flag flying over Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, USA for 2017 Baltimore Pride. Nothing says visibility like a rainbow flag. Plenty of transgender pride flags as well, many many more than this same event 4 years ago. The world is learning to love better. Rest …

Finding LGBTQ Material at the @NMAAHC – a helpful twitter dialogue

Finding LGBTQ Material at the @NMAAHC - a helpful twitter dialogue

One of the many reasons I love social media. The National Museum of African American History and Culture (@NMAAHC) responded to my blog post (Being #TransVisible at the National Museum of African American History and Culture) via Twitter and provided helpful information for my next visit. And there will be one (when I am able …

Thanks @Expedia, for publishing my photos in 15 exciting LGBTQ-friendly cities around the world 

Thanks @Expedia, for publishing my photos in 15 exciting LGBTQ-friendly cities around the world 

Thanks for choosing several of my photos to illustrate this piece on the Expedia (@Expedia) viewfinder blog.

I chose my favorite of the 7 they used above. It’s of “Carrera De Tacones”, High Heel Race, Madrid Pride, Calle Pelayo, from 2015. Madrid, Spain celebrates its 40th year of Pride festivals this year. In 2015 it celebrated 10 years of marriage equality. High heel races are slightly different in Madrid than they are in the United States – oh the cobblestones!

In this century, it’s definitely “As Washington, DC goes, so goes the nation,” but I suppose we look to inspiration from the world 🙂 . And a great one it is, where everyone is respected and represented. Rest of the photos they chose are below. Enjoy.

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Thanks for using my photo @DCPolicyCenter in The President’s proposed budget could increase air pollution and congestion in the District

Thanks for using my photo @DCPolicyCenter in The President’s proposed budget could increase air pollution and congestion in the District

Thanks for using my photo, DC Policy Center (@DCPolicyCenter), and beyond that for another great analysis. I am officially a fanperson. It’s of the Dupont Circle underpass, taken with a super duper high resolution camera that I borrowed (treat yourself). Specifically the piece introduces some new concepts in transportation, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) …

Thanks for publishing my photo @CommonDreams in Trump “Simply Doesn’t Care”: Six Members of HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel Resign

Thanks for publishing my photo @CommonDreams in Trump "Simply Doesn't Care": Six Members of HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel Resign

Thanks for publishing my photo Common Dreams (@CommonDreams). As I wrote recently (see: Photo Friday: In Washington, DC, health care does what policy makers can’t…until later) symbols like the ribbon, the rainbow pride flag, the transgender pride flag, are important signals of visibility, acceptance, and caring, and I’ve photographed the ribbon every year that it’s …

What I’m doing now

What is this? It’s my now page, based on a movement created by Derek Sivers

photo: #ProtectTransWomen Day of Action, Washington, DC USA, March, 2017, by Ted Eytan, MD

Update (previous updates are here)

2017.05.20 Capital TransPride Washington, DC USA 5129
2017.05.20 Capital TransPride Washington, DC USA 5129 (View on Flickr.com)

Greetings from Washington, DC (of course) and welcome to my third now update, June, 2017.

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

Now

Excited to spend time with equalitymarch2017 leadership team! Washington, DC USA  June 11, 2017 #Theta360 #dc #EqualityEqualsHealth #havepride365 havepride365
Excited to spend time with @equalitymarch17 leadership team! Washington, DC USA June 11, 2017 #Theta360 #dc #EqualityEqualsHealth #havepride365 @havepride365 (View on Flickr.com)
  • Finishing Tools of Titans – back in rotation at my local library 🙂
  • Reading Mistreated by Robert Pearl, MD. I feel if people want to know the solution to what ails health care in this country, it’s best to hear from the experience of the leaders who’ve made the most progress. It’s clear that Kasier Permanente and the Permanente Medical Groups have made the most progress. Robert Pearl, MD (@RobertPearlMD) is the CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (@MAPermanente), and the Co-CEO of The Permanente Federation (@PermanenteDocs)
  • Working on a special emoji project for a friend…
  • Getting ready for the rest of LGBTQ Pride Month, including Washington, DC’s Equality March 2017 (@EqualityMarch17). I recently met the organizers and I’m impressed with the potential of the return to the roots of the most successful civil rights movements of our time.

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

Updated 2017.05.30 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers