Dr. Jewett achieved Board Certification in Family Medicine in 1996. He received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina and his medical degree from the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his Family Practice residency at Eglin AFB, Florida. He practiced Family Medicine for seven years in the Air Force at Dover AFB, Delaware and Robins AFB, Georgia. He spent three years with Blue Ridge Family Physicians in Johnson City, TN. Dr. Jewett started Family Medicine of Jonesborough in 2006.
This is one of Dr. Jewett's favorite quotes; it was written by Thomas Sydenham, the father of English medicine, in the latter half of the seventeenth century.
It becomes every man that purposes
to give himself to the care of others,
seriously to consider the four following things:
First, that he must one day give an account
to the Supreme Judge of all the lives
entrusted to his care.
Secondly, that all his skill, and knowledge, and energy,
as they have been given him by God,
so they should be exercised for his glory,
and the good of mankind,
and not for mere gain or ambition.
Thirdly, and not more beautifully than truly,
let him reflect that he has undertaken
the care of no mean creature,
for, in order that he may estimate the value,
the greatness of the human race,
the only begotten Son of God became himself a man,
and thus ennobled it with his divine dignity,
and far more than this, died to redeem it.
And fourthly, that the doctor
being himself a mortal man, should be
diligent and tender
in relieving his suffering patients,
inasmuch as he himself must one day be
a like sufferer.
— Thomas Sydenham, Medical Observations Concerning the History and Cure of Acute Diseases, 1668