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Dr Rick Shacket is a board certified specialist; certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Proctology, the American Board of Laser Surgery, and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Shacket received a Bachelors Degree from Hillsdale College, in Hillsdale, Michigan. He received his Medical Degree from the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, in Pomona, California. He received postdoctoral training in homeopathic medicine from the American Medical College of Homeopathy, in Phoenix, Arizona. He is dually licensed by the State of Arizona as a Doctor of Medicine (Homeopathic), and as an Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon. Dr. Shacket completed a medical internship at Hillside Hospital, in San Diego, California. Dr. Shacket completed a proctology residency program affiliated with Phoenix General Hospital in Arizona, where he received specialty training in colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, genital diseases, and anal rectal surgery. Dr. Shacket served on the Clinical Faculty of the Abrazo Central Campus Family Medicine Residency program, from 2012-2015. He was a Principal Investigator for nine pharmaceutical and medical device research studies, from 1998 to 2014. He served as a Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Education at Midwestern UniversityArizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, where he lectured medical students on the diagnosis and treatment of colon, rectal, and anal genital disorders, in 2007. Dr. Shacket was featured in the Phoenix Magazine 2008 Top Doctors issue for his work in Phlebology. Dr. Shacket is a national lecturer on the subject of proctology and hemorrhoids. He is the author of a medical textbook on the "Electric Treatment of Hemorrhoids", and of numerous articles that have appeared in medical publications and newspapers throughout the country. Dr. Shacket is from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has four children, and lives in Phoenix, Arizona and La Jolla, California.