The direction of technological progress of the past two centuries, says oncologist Dr. Jerry Michael Foster MD, has created a modern world filled with conveniences and comforts. Most people welcome these gifts, acknowledges Dr. Jerry Michael Foster MD, but they usually do not notice the less tangible costs. Dr. Jerry Michael Foster MD notes that many people pride themselves on a life filled with technological time savers and a schedule brimming with activities. In fact, according to Dr. Jerry Michael Foster MD, the more complex you make your life, the less time you will have to dedicate to your personal health.
Dr. Jerry Michael Foster MD points out that modern life brings with it a conundrum–a tension between accomplishment and overexertion. Overexertion is not merely physical, notes Dr. Jerry Michael Foster MD, but is also mental. If a person overexerts him or herself either physically or mentally, says Dr. Jerry Michael Foster MD, it tends to compromise the constitution and immune system. Dr. Jerry Michael Foster MD also believes that our impressive march toward progress has a cost. Modern demands on our time, adds Dr. Jerry Michael Foster MD, take time away from some important human essentials. No matter how much progress we make and material comfort we amass, notes Dr. Jerry Michael Foster MD, those things are no substitute for the rewards inherent in simplicity, reflection and meaningful human relationships.
Dr. Jerry Michael Foster MD is a Tennessee Board Certified Oncologist and Internist who has dedicated his profession to fighting cancer and promoting wellness. After an academic life punctuated by successes at Duke, Vanderbilt and London University, Dr. Jerry Michael Foster MD settled in Middle Tennessee to pursue a passion to heal and help those less fortunate. Dr. Jerry Michael Foster MD and his wife are dedicated to their local community, volunteering with local ministries and non-profits to aid the homeless and others less fortunate than them. Dr. Jerry Michael Foster MD has also volunteered abroad on medial relief trips to Haiti, which have become more important than ever since the earthquake of January 2010. Dr. Jerry Michael Foster MD is also an avid American history buff and collector of Civil War memorabilia.