Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD
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Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD


Dermatology | Male

Dermatology Consultants, PA 1215 Town Centre Dr Ste 200 Eagan, MN 55123 Get Directions


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.

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Patient Reviews (7)
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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  •  Specializes in Dermatology
  •  Board certified in Dermatology
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Dermatology

Conditions Treated

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


  • Medical School
    University College London, University Of London, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Residency Hospital
    St Lukes/Roosevelt Mc
  • Other Education
    Mohs Micrographicsurg-Dermsurg Ctr

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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