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Dr. Joshua Shofner, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Shofner received his MD from the prestigious Yale University School of Medicine before moving on to the combined Massachusetts General/Harvard Residency program for Dermatology.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Residency in Dermatology
  • Medical School - Yale University, Doctor of Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Farr Scholar at Yale University

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1023218237

Office locations

Dermatology Associates

955 Main Street, Suite G6

Winchester, MA 01890

Dermatology Associates

833 Main Street

Melrose, MA 02176

Dermatology Associates

83 Herrick Street, Suite 3000 Women's Medical Arts Bldg.

Beverly, MA 01915

Dermatology Associates

95 Main Street

Reading, MA 01867

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Very pleasant and knowledgeable as always. Very clear explaining my diagnosis and treatment. Excellent.
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Was very pleased;
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Dr Shofner makes having skin tags burned off much more fun! He's awesome. Highly recommend this office if you want someone who actually talk to you as a human being and listens to your concerns, treats you with respect and is highly qualified as a bonus.
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Very approachable with a good sense of humor. Very friendly office staff as well. Problems dealt with in a very professional manner. Overall very pleased and highly recommended!
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Dr. Shofner is friendly, knowledgeable, courteous and very patient-focused. I was seen right away on a SATURDAY which was impressive and it didn't take me long to get an appointment. All that plus the option to book online puts Dr. Shofnerand his office on the top of my list for dermatologists.
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Had a wonderful experience with Dr. Shofner. Was extremely attentive to my needs and made me feel very comfortable. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.
More than 1 year ago
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He was thorough and made sure we understood medical terminology. He wrote things down on a piece of paper for me which I appreciate and save.
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Dr Shofner is very professional and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Shofner was very pleasant and very thorough. Will be returning to his office in the future for any dermatological related issues.
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He was very friendly and knowledgable!
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I was a few minutes early, so the waiting was mostly my fault. I was ushered in just about exactly on the time of my appointment. Dr. Shofner is friendly and warm and listens when I speak. His explanations were clear,in readily understandable terms. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others looking for a dermatologist.
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Dr Shofner saw me within 10 mins of my scheduled appt, which for most MDs is unheard of. I also felt like he took a good amount of time explaining things to me as well as going over the medicine heprescribed. All in all, a very impressive first appt. I will see him again and recommend as well!
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Great. Very informative
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Great manner to explain the situation, causes, and treatments available. Really really enjoyed meeting and being treated by Dr. Shofner. 6 Stars.
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Dr. Shofner is very friendly and instantly put me at ease. He was able to hold an engaging conversation while performing a small procedure which was comforting to me as it was over before I even realized he began. If Ihave to go to a dermatologist again, he'd be my first choice.
More than 1 year ago
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Highly recommend Dr. Shofner. He took me right away & put me at ease quickly. He is professional as well as knowledgeable. There are multiple loications so easy to get too.
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I was only in there for a routine screening for unusual growths, but just in the short interaction I had with Dr. Shofner, he gave the impression of being highly competent, he explained things in a manner I could easily understand,and he told me things about various kinds of moles and skin discolorations that I had not heard from other dermatologists that will help me in the future to know whether a particular blemish is something I should have checked out or not. Excellent bedside manner. Very easy to talk to.
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Professional and personable. Answered my questions directly and purposefully. Addressed the primary purpose for my visit expeditiously.
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Dr. Shofner was great! He was very knowledgeable and pleasant and had a nice sense of humor. I felt very comfortable and well taken care of. I will continue to see him for yearly check-ups. Very glad I chose him.
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Joe was very happy with his visit .
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Dr Shofner was very professional and pleasantly personable, especially with my 15mo old daughter. It was my second visit with him and he remembered me from my first visit 6mo ago allowing the visit to be straight forward and to thepoint. He knew exactly what I wanted and asked the appropriate questions. I was on my way home in 25min total. Very satisfied...
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Dr. Shofner was wonderful. Made me totally comfortable and confident about concerns I had about my skin. He was professional but at the same time very down-to-earth in conversation. He spent time carefully checking over things I was concerned about and did a thorough examination. I highly recommend him.
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I thought Joshua Shofner was very friendly and patient. He made sure to answer all of my questions. I wish I knew before hand that a skin screening was for skin cancer as I had some other questions not pertaining toa skin screening that I did not get the opportunity to answer.
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Easily the best dermatologist I've ever seen, and I've seen at least half a dozen in the Boston area alone over the years. He's intelligent, kind, and up to date with modern treatments. I refuse to go to anyone else.
More than 1 year ago
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I really like dr. Shocker. This is my second visit with him. He remembered me from one year ago. He is very nice , h Nice smile and nice conversation
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Very friendly and listened well. Offered options and performed procedure on first visit. Very happy.
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Dr. Shofner is great! I didn't feel like he was rushing through the exam and he explained everything to me. He's very personable and made me feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!
More than 1 year ago
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Very personable and extremely professional. He saw me right away and offered multiple treatment options and reassured my doubts on antibiotic side effects. I've honestly never felt more comfortable with a doctor before, it was the first timeI have never felt awkward. I am going to recommend him anyone in the area who is in need of a Dermatologist.
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HE was Everything I hoped He Would Be. I Would Very Much Recommend Him To A Friend.
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Dr Joshua Shofner was very friendly and got to the point with out throwing to much information the patient will never need. I will be going to Joshua with any skin issues in the future with out even thinking twice.
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Dr. Shofner was extremely thorough in addressing all of my questions and concerns. He delivers medical information in a way that is understandable and retainable and when he stated the actual medical term for my diagnosis he voluntarily wroteit down on a piece of paper so I could take it home. While it may sound like a small gesture, it is an act I rarely experience at the doctors... and really appreciated.
More than 1 year ago
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Super nice guy! Very professional.
More than 1 year ago
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It was exemplary. He is a great doctor, with personality & warmth. He really cares for his patients.
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Excellent- great doc- attentive, friendly, on time, great bedside manner- makes you feel comfortable- clear and concise.
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Dr. Shofner was excellent. Wait was a bit longer than ideal. If I could change one thing about their office, it would be to add guest WiFi--the office is in a dead zone for cell coverage. Having access to email, etc. would have helped with the wait.
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Very nice guy- professional, easy to talk to, responsive to questions and made a clear plan. Made you feel comfortable and not rushed. Will continue to see this doc moving forward.
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Dr. Shofner is the best dermatologist I have ever seen in 30 years of being seen by top people in MA,NY, and NJ. I drive 30 miles to see him and I still feel fortunate that he is my dermatologist. Great manner, unrushed, and very efficient. Highly recommended!
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Very pleasant experience. Doctor is friendly and knowledgeable and makes you feel very comfortable. Nice office and staff. Short waiting time. Would return and highly recommend!
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I can't say enough about dr. Shofner I had to take both of my kids to my appointment and he was so pleasant to them and myself. He was very thorough and professional. His great attitude was very encouraging. I would highly recommend him!
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Very professional and extremely helpful.
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He is super nice and extremely personable and knowledgeable. Dr.Shofner makes you feel very comfortable. Highly reccomend him.
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Awesome! Even when I move away, i will come back to see him.
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Great experience. Will definitely go back to see him. Very friendly and social. Explains procedure, doesn't make you like you are just another patient and rushes you out of the office. Excellent doctor, excellent personality.
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It went really well. He took care of a bump that I had right away and gave me good information. I look forward to our next appointment.
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Very personable and professional. Did not hurry through appointment. Would definitely recommend Dr Shofner.
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Fine so far.
More than 1 year ago
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Great. Very pleased!
More than 1 year ago
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Very knowledgable and willing to listen to my concerns.
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Dr. Shofner was courteous, thorough and a pleasure to interact with. He is a top-tier dermatologist.
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Dr. Shofner was kind and knowledgeable. He answered my questions and offered advice about my condition that another doctor had not discussed with me before.
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