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Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD

Dermatology ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Shaffer

Dermatology Consultants, PA

1215 Town Centre Dr Ste 200 Eagan, MN 55123

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Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD is a dermatologist in Eagan, MN and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University College London, University Of London, School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in dermatology, general surgery, and more.


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Dr. Shaffer accepts the following insurance:

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American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
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Cigna
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Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
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Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Humana
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Husky Health
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Dr. Shaffer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shaffer treats Cancer more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shaffer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer
Basal Cell Carcinoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shaffer treats Basal Cell Carcinoma more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shaffer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shaffer performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shaffer performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shaffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • 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
  • Folliculitis
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Itchy Skin
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma

About Me

Biography

Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD is a dermatologist in Eagan, MN and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University College London, University Of London, School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in dermatology, general surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • General 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
1993

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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!
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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.
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I have had mohs surgery performed twice by Dr. Shaffer. Excellent work - I would highly recommend!
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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 said he was - - very skilled, friendly and caring. He did a terrific job - - can't say enough about him and the entire staff there.
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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, 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!
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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 only two weeks you can barely see a thing. I would highly recommend Dr. Shaffer and his team.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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I thought Dr. Shaffer was awesome! He put me at ease and made me laugh.
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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.
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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.
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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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