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Oakley honored for commitment to organized medicine

Prescott resident John Oakley Sr., M.D., received the Ed Sattenspiel, M.D., engraved trophy for his long-term commitment to organized medicine at the annual meeting of the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) in Phoenix in June.

Oakley, a physician of 50 years, retired in 2001. He also received a gold medallion for his service to ArMA as president of the organization in 1982.

Currently, Oakley is president of the West Yavapai Physicians Association, serving under the umbrella of the Arizona Community Foundation. He was also long-time president of the Yavapai County Medical Society, which was founded in 1904 and is the oldest in the state.

Although the county medical society is essentially dormant, its officers decided to donate its entire treasury of $14,000 to establish an endowed nursing scholarship at Yavapai College.

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