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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
30-Years Experience. Board Certified in Both Laser Surgery & Proctology
Dr Rick Shacket is the only Board Certified Proctologist in the State of Arizona.
The practice of Proctology consists of the treatment of diseases and conditions originating within or affecting the anus, rectum, perianal and perirectal areas, and related or complicating conditions, including colonoscopy procedures. Proctology is a shortage specialty, and there is not a Board Certified Proctologist in most cities.
A Proctologist is "more specialized" than a Colon & Rectal Surgeon. Whereas the Proctologist spends 95% of his or her time treating anal and rectal diseases - the Colon & Rectal Surgeon spends most of his or her time treating colon diseases, and performing major-surgery, such as removing colorectal cancer and other tumors through small incisions in the abdomen.
Dr Shacket utilizes the most sophisticated technology to diagnose and treat anal, rectal, and colon diseases. He uses laser surgery and high-resolution colonoscopy & anoscopy to diagnose and treat colon polyps, hemorrhoids, and HPV related warts & neoplasia. In most cases we can give you the service or procedure you need on the same day as your initial visit.
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
Dr. Shacket has received 1 sanction
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
Nature of Complaint:
The Physician has been convicted of a crime.
The Board has ordered the Physician to Surrender his license to practice medicine in California.
March 30, 2007-Reinstatement DENIED
The Board has DENIED the Physician's petition for reinstatement at this time.
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Graduated in 1983
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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.
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