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: In Washington, DC, health care does what policy makers can’t…until later

Photo Friday: In Washington, DC, health care does what policy makers can't...until later

The image is of the iconic Whitman Walker Health (@WhitmanWalker) on 14th Street NW in Washington, DC, lit in the colors of the transgender pride flag, immediately following 2017 Capital TransPride, of which Whitman Walker is a presenting sponsor.

Given the location, in one of the busiest corridors in our nation’s capital, the sight is as stunning and meaningful as was the lighting of the White House in the colors of the LGBTQ Pride flag.

It’s not the first time Whitman Walker has led, as you can see from this 2007 photograph that I took:

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A walk down the street to make today matter, National Center for Transgender Equality Gala, Washington, DC USA

A walk down the street to make today matter, National Center for Transgender Equality Gala, Washington, DC USA

In Washington, DC, you can walk down the street to make today matter. It’s why we came here.

Why I came here, to the National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) gala is to see transformational leadership of the kind I don’t see in many other parts of society. I also came to thank all of the people who work to protect me every day and to learn what I can do to make this day matter, too. Allies need allies.

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Because Life is Amazing and We Can: My 5th Capital TransPride

Because Life is Amazing and We Can: My 5th Capital TransPride

I didn’t take the photograph above – it was taken by Ronnie Ford, Ellie Ford’s older brother. He wanted to take some photos and he knows what he’s doing, so why not? Ronnie and Ellie were at Capital TransPride (@TransPrideDC) this weekend, with their mother and father, Vanessa (@VanessaFordDC) and JR (@CrunchyDCGuy). The Ford family …

Photo Friday: Why I’m going to my 5th Capital TransPride This Weekend

Photo Friday: Why I'm going to my 5th Capital TransPride This Weekend

My 2013 Answer: Because I and my fellow physicians went into medicine to support the ability of every human being to achieve their life goals. (See original blog post)

My 2017 Answer: Because life is amazing, and we can 🙂 .

First, the #LGBTQ community has never given up on a struggle, even if it took decades to achieve. And second, in the end, they always win.– Jerome Pohlen

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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