Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD

DermatologyMaleAge 51

Dr. Shaffer
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Dermatology Consultants, PA

1215 Town Centre Dr Ste 200 Eagan, MN 55123

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(651) 209-1600

Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD is a Dermatologist in Eagan, MN and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shaffer has more experience with Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology 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.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Shaffer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Shaffer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Shaffer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (651) 209-1600.

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 treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Mohs Surgery
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Dr. Shaffer treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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

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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
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 77 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (75)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (75)
  • Listened & answered questions (74)
What could be improved
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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
    What could be improved
    No results
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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
    No results
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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
    What could be improved
    No results
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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
    No results
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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
    What could be improved
    No results
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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
    What could be improved
    No results
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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
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    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
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    What could be improved
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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
    No results
    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
    Helpful
    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
    No results
    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
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    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
    No results
    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
    Helpful
    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
    Helpful
    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
    No results
    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.
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    No results
    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
    No results
    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
    Helpful
    Sep 22, 2018
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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.
    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
    2 people found this helpful
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    Chris in St. Paul , MN – May 19, 2018
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    Biography

    Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD is a Dermatologist in Eagan, MN and has over 28 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

    Awards

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    What are Dr. Joseph Shaffer, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Shaffer frequently treats Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology. See all practice areas where Dr. Shaffer specializes.

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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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    Locations

    Dermatology Consultants, PA

    Eagan Office1215 Town Centre Dr Ste 200 Eagan, MN 55123
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