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Michael Shapiro, MD
Dr. Shapiro is the Medical Director for HFnow, the urgent care/walk-in clinics. With extended hours and 365 day/year availability HFnow clinics are intended to help ensure that patients have timely access to urgent medical care when they need it. Dr. Shapiro has been practicing emergency and acute-care medicine since completion of his residency training at UMASS in 1990. Over this period of time he has had extensive experience caring for emergency patients in several high-volume emergency departments. He also worked for over ten (10) years as a flight physician on-board emergency medical helicopters in Massachusetts and New York. He has thousands of hours of experience evaluating and treating medical, surgical and pediatric emergencies of all kinds.
Since coming to Melbourne he has practiced at all of the Health-First hospital emergency departments. He also has specialized training and experience in hyperbaric medicine (the use of high atmospheric pressure chambers for the treatment of diving injuries and wound healing). He also has served as Medical Director for the Health First Training Center, which provides educational programs for physicians, nurses and paramedics.
University of Massachusetts Medical Ctr
American Board of Emergency Medicine