Dr. Michael Hamrock practices internal medicine and addiction medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and is the primary care physician for many Boston firefighters and police officers. In his twenty years of service with the Boston Fire Department, first as a firefighter, and later as the department physician, he developed a unique perspective and understanding of the many immediate and long-term serious health risks associated with firefighting.
Dr. Hamrock is on the Board of Advisors of the Last Call Foundation where he continues to motivate and empower Boston firefighters to better prepare themselves for the tremendous physical, chemical, and mental stresses of their occupation. He has initiated a very successful pilot program with Boston firefighters, police officers, and EMS members for screenings for early detection, intervention, and prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses. Dr. Hamrock runs marathons with the Boston Fire running team and is a co-author of a soon to be released book on surviving the fire service.