Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD

Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
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Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Eagan, MN. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.

1215 Town Centre Dr Ste 200

Eagan, MN 55123

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • 25 More

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Adjacent Tissue Transfer
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Basal Cell Carcinoma
very high
more than 93% of peers

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  • Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Dermatitis
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Itchy Skin
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma


  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mohs Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University College London, University Of London, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • St Lukes/Roosevelt Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mohs Micrographicsurg-Dermsurg Ctr
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shaffer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shaffer to family and friends
based on 56 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Shaffer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Saint Paul, MN |
Of course I was anxious about having the melanoma removed from my face, and I was even a little vain about the scar that I expected. From the moment Dr. Shaffer came into the room he put me (and my wife) at ease with his wonderful personality, and he also explained the procedure, the need for it, and his expected outcome, in a thoroughly professional manner. Once he started the procedure he kept me calm while explaining everything he was doing for my wife. Couldn't have been better!
in Saint Paul, MN |
Dr. Shaffer performed Mohs surgery on a very noticeable spot on my face. He not only did an amazing job, he was kind and explained every part of the procedure and recovery. I was very apprehensive, not only because of the cancer, but the permanent scar that I imagined. Imagined, it was! After only two weeks you can barely see a thing. I would highly recommend Dr. Shaffer and his team.
Inver Grove Heights, MN |
I have seen Dr. Shaffer twice for a MOHS procedure. Both times he did the procedure in a very excellent manner. He thoroughly explains what he is doing and his assistants are very good as well. I would definitely see him again should I need the procedure in the future.
in St Paul, MN |
I had two separate appointments with Dr. Shaffer for MOHS surgery in a two week time span. Each time I found Dr. Shaffer to be so professional, yet kind and caring regarding explanation of my procedures, at home care and follow up care. He is so easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor. His assistants were wonderful with the same qualities I described for Dr. Shaffer. I saw Charlene and Layla as well as another assistant (sorry, can't remember her name).
St Paul, MN |
Dr. Shaffer recently treated a pre-skin cancer for me. He was prompt, professional and friendly. I was able to get in to see him in a timely manner. He was prepared to treat this area of concern more thoroughly if warranted. Thankfully it was a quick treatment. He explained the condition and encouraged me to return for any further concerns.
St Paul, MN |
I thought Dr. Shaffer was awesome! He put me at ease and made me laugh.
Minneapolis, MN |
Dr Shaffer performed MOHs surgery on my scalp. I was very concerned about the potential for having a bald spot because of a previous bad experience with a different dermatologist. Dr Shaffer was very good about addressing my concerns and shaving only as much of my hair as was necessary. He clearly understands the importance of dealing with patients anxiety not only about treatment, but also about cosmetic outcomes.
in Inver Grove Heights, MN |
I was very anxious about the Mohs surgery on my nose until I met Dr. Shaffer. He immediately put me at ease with his professionalism. During the procedure he explained what he was doing. The procedure was painless. I would highly recommend Dr. Shaffer to all who need Mohs surgery.
in Eagan, MN |
Wit anxiety over a skin cancer diagnosis and impending MOHS treatment, I found myself totally at ease with Dr. Shaffer and his staff. His outstanding sense of humor combined with his professionalism, made my whole experience turn around from fear to confidence. Dr. Shaffer is 100% compassionate, 100% professional and 100% competent with my procedure. It was quick and painless. Most amazingly, by the time the stitches on my face were out there was a scar most people didn't even notice.
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Dr. Shaffer accepts 34 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Blue Cross Accord
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • SelectCare
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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