Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD

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Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD is a Dermatologist in Eagan, MN and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shaffer has more experience with Mohs Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University College London, University Of London, School Of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shaffer to book an appointment.

Dr. Shaffer

Dermatology Consultants, PA

1215 Town Centre Dr Ste 200 Eagan, MN 55123
Accepting new patients

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Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Dr. Shaffer is experienced in the area of Mohs Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
Mohs Surgery
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
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Dr. Shaffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Itchy Skin
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Warts

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(651) 209-1600

Dr. Shaffer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Group Value Network (Select Network)-MN
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPartners
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
SelectCare
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Dr. Shaffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shaffer

5.0

Based on 78 ratings

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I saw Dr. Joe Shaffer for the first time for a Mohs surgery on my face. It was discovered from a different dermatologist , whom of which I cannot recommend from a different company. Dr Joe has this aura about him that puts you at ease the minute he walks in the room. His confidence and assuring puts you at ease immediately which is very comforting when you’re in a high stress situation of unknowing. For me it was a one and done procedure and at no time did I feel any discomfort. Stitches just came out and looks like it would be a very tiny scar, I’m excited to see how it heals. I give him the highest of recommendations and will continue to see his wife for my skin care.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kelley K. – Jan 30, 2021
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Dr. Shaffer recently used the Mohs Procedure to remove skin cancer on my cheek. He explained the procedure thoroughly, was able to remove all cancer and sutured the site expertly. Throughout the entire procedure he described what he was doing, was attentive to my concerns and explained the healing process completely. Hie professional demeanor was warm, courteous and attentive to me as his patient. Together with his Medical Assistant, Jason, I was totally apprised of the entire procedure, my post-op care and ultimate results. I could not have been in better hands. I would want Dr. Shaffer again for any dermatology procedure and would highly recommend him to anyone who wants excellent care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cynthia Zignego – Jan 12, 2021
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Dr. Shaffer is the best!! I've had several Mohs surgeries performed by him. He has always, always had the most calming affect on me in what could be a scary situation!! His surgical abilities are amazing!! No one can tell how many procedures have been done on my body - especially my face!! No other surgeon will ever do!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Cindy W – Nov 17, 2020
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Excellent! My neighbor suggested Dr Schaffer after I told her what a local dermatologist had planned for the squamous on my face. I was scared. Texted picture to Dr Schaffer, met within a week and was treated (Mohs) and I cannot believe the result. Fantastic! Barely noticeable. Thank you! You are the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lisa H Ryan – Oct 26, 2020
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Dr Shaffer performed Mohs surgery on my leg. He was able to excise the skin cancer and made sure there would be no scar. He was very warm and friendly and explained everything he was going to do. I would recommend him to friends and family and have already done so. Thank you Dr Shaffer!!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Julie Lane – Oct 11, 2020
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Dr. Shaffer was knowledgeable, efficient, and performed a Mohs surgery without complication. I highly recommend his services. He's also a very interesting person! Where else will you find such eclectic interests as "fitness, opera, and comic book collecting"? Now that's diversity!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 02, 2020
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Dr. Schaffer is a very kind, efficient doctor who ares about the comfort and health of his patients. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 12, 2020
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Excellent care. Very competent and professional.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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jim hoag – Jul 08, 2020
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Dr. Shaffer has performed three Mohs surgery on my face. He is an excellent doctor and very skilled surgeon! He explains the procedure and immediately puts you at ease. I didn’t experience pain and my incisions healed quickly. I referred a family member and they also received wonderful care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathy – Jun 04, 2020
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I received excellent care from Dr Shaffer. I would definitely recommend him and his team. Brittany also did great work.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dave – Mar 04, 2020
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Over the last 10 years Dr Shaffer has performed 5 Mohs procedures over various parts of my body. He is very thorough explaining everything step by step and answers any questions/concerns you might have. I would highly recommend Dr. Shaffer.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Becky Johnson – Feb 11, 2020
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Dr. Shaffer made the entire dermatology surgery experience a lot easier for me. He was friendly, and he took the time required to explain clearly what he intended to do and to answer my questions. I started my dermatology experience at another practice, but I was referred to Dr. Shaffer for Mohs surgery. I'm sticking with Dermatology Consultants after this positive experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Doug H. from Eagan, MN – Feb 01, 2020
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Dr. Shaffer is knowledgable and friendly. I would recommend him to anyone! He goes the extra mile where other dermatology surgeons I have used did not.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lynn Totino – Nov 26, 2019
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Amazing! The only doctor I would trust with any sort of skin procedure. I've had minimal scarring from both sets of stitches I've had. Wonderful!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Amy Jo – Oct 22, 2019
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I have had 3 procedures done by Dr. Shaffer. I would not go anywhere else. He and his assistants always make you feel at ease and explain everything. If you have questions they welcome them and answer them in a way a person can understand.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 05, 2019
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Dr. Shaffer performed a Mohs Surgery next to my eye. I was so scared about the situation but he helped me fell comfortable with the surgery and answered to all of my questions. Dr. Shaffer is awesome!!! Thank you o much!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oana Stoian in Coon Rapids – Jun 26, 2019
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Dr. Shaffer has performed three surgeries for me due to skin Cancer. He is highly skilled and professional. Bedside manner is excellent. I wouldn't recommend friends or family to anyone else!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Jo Harvotich in Apple Valley, MN – Mar 07, 2019
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Dr. Shaffer is an excellent physician with a wonderful sense of humor. He's treated me on a few occasions and I have been very pleased with the outcomes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John McCall in W St Paul, MN – Jan 16, 2019
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I have had mohs surgery performed twice by Dr. Shaffer. Excellent work - I would highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary P in Mendota Heights, MN – Dec 11, 2018
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Excellent
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Biography

Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD is a Dermatologist in Eagan, MN and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shaffer has more experience with...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

St Lukes/Roosevelt Mc
Residency Hospital
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Internship Hospital
1993
University College London, University Of London, School Of Medicine
Medical School
Mohs Micrographicsurg-Dermsurg Ctr
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Awards

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Dr. Shaffer's office is located at 1215 Town Centre Dr Ste 200, Eagan, MN 55123. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dermatology Consultants, PA

Eagan Office1215 Town Centre Dr Ste 200 Eagan, MN 55123
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