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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Just Read: How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie, and Thoughts on Social Movements

Just Read: How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie, and Thoughts on Social Movements

This is a book I can’t believe I haven’t read until now. It is as highlighted as the other classic I couldn’t believe I read until now, The Effective Executive (Just Read: Peter Drucker, The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done). Both are gifts of another book, Tools of Titans …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, BuzzFeed, in Based On Your Wedding Menu Choices, This Is When You’ll Get Engaged

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, BuzzFeed, in Based On Your Wedding Menu Choices, This Is When You'll Get Engaged

Thanks for choosing my photograph of a moscow mule, @BuzzFeed & @OnTheRegna for this story that touches on wedding cocktails. Interestingly, it was taken in the about-to-be-or-in-the-process-of being redeveloped, Ivy City, Washington, DC USA, which I just commented on in my last post: Thanks for Publishing my Photo, Planet Forward, in Ivy City, Washington, DC …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, Planet Forward, in Ivy City, Washington, DC USA: At the corner of development and gentrification

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, Planet Forward, in Ivy City, Washington, DC USA: At the corner of development and gentrification

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @Planet_Forward, in this piece written by Connor Nash, from Towson University. Nash traces the history of Ivy City, in Washington, DC and its future redevelopment plans. The photograph above was taken at the back door of the Murray Hill Club – “backstage” as it were, to changes coming (always go …

Photo Friday: We’wha, Astronaut Sally Ride, on the LGBTQ Rainbow Honor Walk, San Francisco, CA USA

Photo Friday: We'wha, Astronaut Sally Ride, on the LGBTQ Rainbow Honor Walk, San Francisco, CA USA

The photographs above were taken by me in San Francisco, CA this week (I break the rule of Washington, DC only for significant sightings 🙂 ), where I got to see the brand new additions to the Rainbow Honor Walk (@RainbowWalkSF). I immediately recognized We’wha because I was introduced to them previously via the work …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in A Right to Marry? Same-sex Marriage and Constitutional Law | Dissent Magazine

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in A Right to Marry? Same-sex Marriage and Constitutional Law | Dissent Magazine

Thanks for publishing my photograph Dissent Magazine (@DissentMag). It’s a very detailed piece written by philospher Martha Nussbaum, PhD, that was actually published in 2009 (I love the ways the things I do are brought to me via social media). I’m linking to this piece becuase it’s a such an interesting time capsule of thought …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, In Equitable bike share systems: Removing barriers to access – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, In Equitable bike share systems: Removing barriers to access - D.C. Policy Center

Thank you again, @DCPolicyCenter for publishing my photograph in this excellent and I’ve-been-waiting-a-long-time-for analysis, performed by author Alon Levy (@alon_levy). The photograph, by the way, was taken in front of my workplace, the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth). When the Center for Total Health was built in 2011, there was no complete street …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Companies Are Supporting LGBTQ Employees More Than Ever – DailyDot

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Companies Are Supporting LGBTQ Employees More Than Ever - DailyDot

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @DailyDot, and for the good news. It’s of course nice to see that Kaiser Permanente (@KPShare), is once again rated 100 %, because I came to health care to make sure every human is respected and represented. Apple, Amazon, and Verizon all got perfect ‘equality’ scores.Source: Companies Are Supporting LGBTQ …

Photos/Day 1: National Transgender Health Summit, Oakland, CA USA

Photos/Day 1: National Transgender Health Summit, Oakland, CA USA

These are photographs from the National Transgender Health Summit, where I’m learning from arguably the best minds in medicine, all the health professions, health policy, and community leadership. Of course I’m happy to be here 🙂 . Great to see the actualization of transgender person care as science-based, medically-necessary care, which it is, plus all …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, USA Today, in 10 great places to honor the military

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, USA Today, in 10 great places to honor the military

Thank you for publishing my photograph @USAToday, and thank you for your service. The photograph was taken at the Vietnam Veteran Memorial (@VVMF), which celebrates its 35th year this year. There are additional photos from this day below. Texans consider the Alamo in San Antonio a shrine to liberty, and hallowed ground.Source: 10 great places …

Photo Friday: The Washington Monument, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: The Washington Monument, Washington, DC USA

From time to time I borrow a fancy camera(™) to see what the photographic possibilities are, and usually there are possibilities, but I also believe that the human brain is a much better piece of equipment. In any event, this is a shot of the Washington Monument, with a few other classic Washington, DC shots …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Virginia Elections: A Sweep For Democrats – The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Virginia Elections: A Sweep For Democrats - The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Thanks for publishing my photograph, Washington, DC’s Kojo Nnamdi Show (@kojoshow). It’s of delegate-elect Danica Roem (@pwcdanica). I and many others wish her the best in her public service. Democrats pulled off stunning victories across the Commonwealth last night in what’s being described as a “tsunami election.” We analyze the results and whether the sweep …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Trump’s “Blatantly Unconstitutional” Transgender Ban Blocked by Federal Judge | Common Dreams

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Trump's "Blatantly Unconstitutional" Transgender Ban Blocked by Federal Judge | Common Dreams

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @CommonDreams. It was taken in front of the White House in July, 2017. What impressed me so much was the diversity of the communities that came to support the future. It’s just what happens in Washington, DC, the most inclusive city in the world 🙂 . Ruling says that …

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 September Now Update based on a movement created by Derek Sivers

(previous updates are here)

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Yes, I instagrammed the salad. Those are homegrown tomatoes. With the Family Medicine Interest Group @gwsmhs #futurestartshere #FMRevolution ️‍🌈🌎👍 (View on Flickr.com)

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

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

  • I finally finished Tim Ferriss’ Tools of Titans book – several rentals from the library later…
  • Also finished The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition by family medicine specialist colleague Mike Moreno, MD
  • Unexpectedly for me, release of data from the PURE study, affirming the value of fat in the diet.
  • Observing many expressions of support for #TransVisibility in the fairly numerous publications of my photographs over the past month. This is heartening to see – the world is ultimately learning to love better.
  • Completed a few exciting projects in the customer relations management (CRM) space, learning how to harness technology for engagement in a different way
  • Met the family medicine interest group at George Washington University School of Medicine. I went into medical school hoping to be a specialist in family medicine, I left medical school hoping to be a specialist in family medicine, and then I became one. I would do it again without another thought 🙂 .

Now

And, this tweet:

Until next month.

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

Updated 2017.09.27 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers