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 using my photo, in No Easy Access: Can D.C. Break Down Barriers To Food, Health Care And Transportation? – The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Thanks for using my photo, in No Easy Access: Can D.C. Break Down Barriers To Food, Health Care And Transportation? - The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Thanks for using my photo, @kojoshow. It was taken when I had the opportunity to speak to the family medicine residents at Unity Parkside about working to be a transgender ally. (Photo Friday: Kenilworth – Parkside, Washington, DC USA – A dose of beauty and innovation, my presentation is here: Just Presented: Working to be …

Thanks for using my photo, in Confronting the opioid—and fentanyl—crisis in the District – D.C. Policy Center, it confronted me, too.

Thanks for using my photo, in Confronting the opioid—and fentanyl—crisis in the District - D.C. Policy Center, it confronted me, too.

Thanks for using my photograph, @DCPolicyCenter, in this excellent analysis by Matt Pembleton (@mattpembleton). The photo was taken during the annual celebration on U Street, the DC Funk Parade, in the Shaw Neighborhood. The crisis will confront you, too As I read the piece, I also remembered another experience in the Shaw neighborhood, on my …

Physicians’ 20th Century Nutrition Education: via Medical Journal Advertisements (Food Has Always Been Medicine)

Physicians' 20th Century Nutrition Education: via Medical Journal Advertisements (Food Has Always Been Medicine)

I know I have the gene that makes me a history geek. While reading Denise Minger’s book, Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health, I was attracted to the analysis by Yerushalmy and Hillboe about the association between fat intake and mortality, published in 1957 …

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Several States (including Washington, DC) Restrict Travel to Those with Anti-LGBTQ Laws | INSIGHT Into Diversity

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Several States (including Washington, DC) Restrict Travel to Those with Anti-LGBTQ Laws | INSIGHT Into Diversity

Thanks for publishing my photograph Insight_News. In line with the State of California (and the future state of Washington, DC, an omission in the article), I have had a personal travel ban to North Carolina, which will end in May, 2018, when I attend the Innovation Learning Network (@ILNmuse) in person meeting. I hope it’s …

Thanks for publishing my photo in (Take me to) Church in the Flickr pool – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photo in (Take me to) Church in the Flickr pool – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photograph of the National Cathedral in the distance, @ggwash. The photograph was taken near the intersection of 14th and U Street, Northwest. You can see the entire series here. All places where the future is born. PS, Isn’t Washington, DC beautiful? 🙂 Inspired by beautiful snaps from National Cathedral’s Seeing Deeper …

A Different Take- My Conversation With the Author: Diabetes Remission Data from Kaiser Permanente Shows that Patients are Right to Have Hope

A Different Take- My Conversation With the Author: Diabetes Remission Data from Kaiser Permanente Shows that Patients are Right to Have Hope

After recently reading this paper about the natural history of diabetes remission using Kaiser Permanente data, Just Read: Predicting Risk of Diabetes Progression, and Incidence of Remission in Usual Care – data from Kaiser Permanente, I had the opportunity to walk and talk with one of its authors, Shantanu Nundy, MD (@DrNundy) who framed the …

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Meet Odie Donald, DC’s head of employment services. What would you ask him? – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Meet Odie Donald, DC’s head of employment services. What would you ask him? – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks (again) for publishing my photo, @ggwash. It’s of the now-rejunivated 14th Street NW, in Washington, DC (USA) on a warm day in February, 2017. Of interest to the topic of the @ggwash post is this piece published by @DCPolicyCenter, featuring another photograph of mine taken a block away: From employment to “employability”: A new …

My Thoughts on Emoji Recently Added, v11.0, without #Transvisibility, without full #LGBTQ inclusion

My Thoughts on Emoji Recently Added, v11.0, without #Transvisibility, without full #LGBTQ inclusion

I wrote this probably-cryptic tweet, that I would follow up on in this blog post.

Version 11.0 of Emoji has been released, link below.

Still no inclusion of transgender or intersex symbols, or the transgender pride flag.

We knew these symbols wouldn’t be included this round, because our proposal, submitted in July, 2017, and then re-submitted in December, 2017, was returned with questions, which we’re in the process of answering:

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Photos: Checking up on American Heart Association’s Heart-Check – My Grocery Store Safari

Photos: Checking up on American Heart Association's Heart-Check - My Grocery Store Safari

It’s not a secret – I like to take pictures and I like innovation safaris 🙂 .

With that in mind, the tweets below caught my eye.

I decided to do what I enjoy while perusing the aisles of the grocery store to visualize American Heart Association’s Heart-Check. I think there’s truth in both tweets.

My results are below. They include products that used to have the Heart-Check seal but no longer do, products that have the Heart-Check seal, some healthy, some not – there’s still sugar-sweetened cereals with the seal, products that don’t have the AHA seal but an AHA-like seal placed by food manufacturers, which stretches credibility in my mind and causes confusion (Chocolate Cheerios?), Other products whose packaging was amusing in terms of subtle health claims/non-claims.

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Thanks for publishing my photo, Queer.de, in Deutsche zeigen “relative Toleranz” gegenüber Transpersonen  & Ipsos for the data that shows that the world is learning to love better

Thanks for publishing my photo, Queer.de, in Deutsche zeigen "relative Toleranz" gegenüber Transpersonen  & Ipsos for the data that shows that the world is learning to love better

Thanks for publishing my photograph, German publication @queer_de. The piece alerted me to a very useful piece of research completed by Ipsos (@_Ipsos) in collaboration with UCLA’s Williams Institute: Global Attitudes Toward Transgender People. It’s a survey of almost 20,000 people in 27 countries and it shows that the world is learning to ❤️ better. …

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 January Now Update based on a movement created by Derek Sivers

(previous updates are here)

2018.01.15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade, Anacostia, Washington, DC USA 2334
I ❤️ the future. #Transvisibility @CapitalPrideDC @CapitalTransPride 2018.01.15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade, Anacostia, Washington, DC USA 2334 (View on Flickr.com)

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

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

Why Doctors should meet patients (and each other) where they are: My intersection of #LGBTQ , #LCHF, and #LetPatientsHelp

  • Since November, plenty of time spent in and with the future. It’s why we’re here, in the capital of a world learning to ❤️ better.

Now

  • Thoroughly enjoying the dc1968 project (@dc1968project), documenting an incredible year in our nation’s capital, that’s about a lot more than riots; things like the future being born.

  • Continuing the deep dive into nutrition, and trying to learn/unlearn appropriately. I previously looked into the impact of diets on the environment and found that I’ve needed to do some unlearning about what a sustainable diet is – which may not be 100% plant or 100% animal but somewhere in between. Now reading about diabetes remission and reversal & what we’ve taught…hint, some unlearning may be in store 🙂 .
  • Ongoing study of digital engagement in the 21st century. As I’ve been writing more about journal articles lately, I’m curious about altmetrics and ways to use them to understand research better.
  • Assisting in some education around safe and healthy facilities design for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender. So pleased, by the way, that @NationalParkService is doing its part just steps from the @WhiteHouse

And, this tweet (it’s what they say about real doctors….)

Until next month.

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

Updated 2018.01.31 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers