MONTGOMERY – A Warrior, Ala. physician has been inducted into the Medical Association of the State of Alabama’s 50-Year-Club, an elite association of Alabama’s physicians who have been practicing medicine for at least 50 years, a member of MASA, and served on their county societies as officers, committee chairs or committee members.
Oliver Hunt Harper, MD, was celebrated during MASA’s Annual Session in May for his continued dedication to honoring the patient-physician relationship for 50 years. He served two years in the U.S. Public Health Service, has practiced internal medicine in Crestview, Fla.; Kediri, Javatimus, Indonesia; and Warrior, Ala. He has served in missions during his career and was honored by the Foreign Mission Board in 1982. His hometown of Port St. Joe, Fla., named Dr. Harper to its Hall of Fame.
“Despite all the medical advances we have experienced and the many more to come, we wouldn’t be where we are today without the sacrifices and dedication of physicians like you who have impacted countless lives throughout your careers,” said MASA’s Immediate Past President Michael Flanagan, MD, who officiated the ceremony. “We salute you for your service, knowledge, experience and the leadership you have brought to our profession. Every year I am amazed at our inductees’ remarkable accomplishments. Our upcoming generations of physicians have big shoes to fill.”
The Medical Association of the State of Alabama is the oldest and largest organization representing physicians and medicine in Alabama. MASA exists to serve, lead and unite physicians in promoting the highest quality of healthcare for the people of Alabama through advocacy, information and education.