Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD

Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD is a dermatologist in Eagan, MN and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University College London, University Of London, School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in dermatology, surgery, and more.

1215 Town Centre Dr Ste 200

Eagan, MN 55123

Contact Information

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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Top Care Areas

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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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3  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

18  Conditions Treated

7  Procedures

  • 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

Malpractice Claims not available

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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
60 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (60)

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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 (12)

I would strongly recommend Dr. Shaffer. He removed my Lipoma with great expertise. Explained things to me in a way I could understand. Great doctor and a great guy.
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I had a sq. cell carcinoma in my ear (& from a previous plastic surgery procedure by another Dr. and location, cartilage sticking out of the back of my ear). Dr Cook, my Dermatologist (same clinic), got me in to see Dr. Shaffer very quickly due to my history of skin cancer. He was everything she...more
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Dr. Shaffer does outstanding work! I would highly recommend him to anyone for MOHS Surgery...both for the quality of his work and his attentiveness to the patient experience.
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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,...more
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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...more
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