Dr. Daniel Summers, The Daily Beast

Dr. Daniel Summers

The Daily Beast

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Past articles by Daniel:

Republicans Say ‘Groomer’ to Put a Nice Face on Homophobia

The new “Don’t Say Gay” law in Florida is just one part of a larger nostalgia for straight-up hate. → Read More

Please Don’t Elect Dr. Oz—He’s a Disgrace to Our Profession

Dr. Oz is running for Senate in Pennsylvania. “I greet this prospect with the same enthusiasm I’d have for contracting dysentery,” writes Dr. Daniel Summers. → Read More

Caring for kids during COVID and beyond: Always know your favorite dinosaur and princess

Children are still waiting for their COVID vaccines and making their way to joy where they can find it. And I'm here to make the case for triceratops. → Read More

I’m a Pediatrician and Can’t Wait to Throw Out My Mask. But Here’s Why I’m Concerned.

Even though overall the risk of serious illness from COVID is low in children, low is not the same as none, and severe cases in younger patients are very real. → Read More

I’m a Doctor and Even I Have Major Vaccine FOMO

I know I’ll get it sooner than millions of Americans, and I get why I’m not at the front of the line. I’m still anxious. → Read More

It’s Time for Oprah to Renounce Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz Over Their Dangerous Coronavirus Propaganda

Dr. Daniel Summers writes about the harm these two TV personalities are causing amid the pandemic (on Fox News, naturally), and how one person could put them in their place. → Read More

If SCOTUS Lets Foster Agencies Reject Same-Sex Couples, Children Will Pay the Price

To place a barrier between kids and a loving family feels criminal to me. I’d call it a sin. → Read More

On Demons and Gwyneth Paltrow

Earlier this month, Netflix released a promotional video for Gwyneth Paltrow’s new series. The Goop Lab, which gets its name from Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, will explore her company’s ongoing forays… → Read More

A Tiny Bit of Metal Can Make a Big Difference

A story of earrings, presentation, professionalism, and identity. → Read More

The Acids of Trump’s Border Policy

We are deliberately harming children in order to dissuade more from coming. This is where we are now. → Read More

Should Gay Men Be Getting Anal Pap Smears?

The screening isn’t painful—and it could save lives. → Read More

Oprah Pushes Junk Science. Why Is She Getting a Health Show?

Winfrey and Prince Harry are creating a show about mental health and wellness. But should we look to a woman who’s promoted Jenny McCarthy, Dr. Phil, and Dr. Oz for health advice? → Read More

Doctors Do Not Want to Execute Babies

This should be the sort of utterly obvious statement that need not even be said. It should be understood, given basic human decency, that there are no substantial portions of our society agitating… → Read More

Trans Kids Deserve Transition-Related Care From a Young Age—No Matter What Trump Says

For too long, trans kids have been invisible to their providers, subject to damaging therapies meant to erase their identities. → Read More

The CDC Reported a Surge in STI Diagnoses Last Year. But There’s No Reason to Panic.

At most, the data reveals that medical providers need to make STI tests part of routine care. → Read More

Why I Dreaded Introducing My Husband at my Mom’s Funeral

In the midst of my grief, I had to confront the minister who taught me that gays are repulsive. → Read More

Gilead Could Halt the AIDS Epidemic With Truvada. Does It Have an Obligation to Value Patients Over Profit?

The company reportedly sells the pill for 250 times what it costs to make. → Read More

Eating Disorders Are a Serious Problem in the LGBTQ Community—One We Too Often Ignore

LGBTQ Americans are disproportionately affected by disordered eating. Why? → Read More

Opposed to LGBTQ Health Care? Don’t Bother Applying for a Job at My Practice.

Anyone who thinks they’re entitled to prioritize their religious beliefs over patients’ needs should find a new line of work. → Read More

‘Raw’ Water Is a Thing. And It’s a Scam.

There is no example of blinkered, mindless privilege more sickening than having access to such a huge societal good—but deciding you’re better off without. → Read More