Dr. Michael Shaffelburg


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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 21 reviews. Dr. Michael Shaffelburg has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Dermatologist-related: skin disease, warts, acne, rash, dermatitis, skin tumors, moles, skin cancer, psoriasis
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RID: 2519875
03/01/13 5 4 5 5 I have been seeing Dr. Mike for some time with a persistent, wide-spread psoriasis. I am poor so must rely on NS medical programs for assistance. Dr. Shaffelburg has never made me feel like I'm a second class person and has helped arrange assistance above what NS medical would cover. Mike is knowledgable, approachable and compassionate; a truly good soul, He isn't always on time, because he will squeeze a patient who's in dire circumstances into the schedule. He has done this for me and I'm happy to wait a short time so he can do this for others. We need more doctors with Michael's level of knowledge, dedication and compassion. His consistently good humour is a plus too.  Respond
RID: 2426965
17/09/12 2 5 5 5 I always have a great visit with Doctor Shaffelburg, always pleasant, informative, prompt. Only downfall is that is takes months & months to get into him.  Respond
RID: 2405430
20/08/12 4 5 5 5 I think that doctor Mike could not be a more caring man if he tried. Very respectful,generous, and making you feel very great about your self when times are rough. Always has something nice to say. I wish we had more doctors like that. I find him very professional and could ask him anything. I wish he could be my GP. He also took me in very quick when I had the wrong appointment date.I find him a very well knowledged in his work. great job Dr. Mike...  Respond
RID: 1652028
04/12/11 5 5 5 5 He is amazing! He has assisted us on more than one occasion and got it right the FIRST time! Now THAT makes us put our faith in him. You won't regret seeing him!  Respond
RID: 1443114
17/05/11 5 5 5 5 exellent,knowable,caring doctor will go out of his way to give you excellent care,only one problem,he is so busy that you have to wait so long to see him,but the wait is worth it.  Respond
RID: 1365444
17/02/11 4 4 5 5 Took a while to get in but it was well worth the wait. Offered more help than two other doctors combines over the past year in just one visit. Thank you  Respond
RID: 1353300
02/02/11 4 4 5 5 Having been through many products since the beginning of my teenage years for my acne nothing had worked. I had a visit with Dr. Shaffelburg concerning another matter, but he took on my acne anyway. He suggested accutane, and addressed my concerns surrounding this. I had many friends in high school on this with horrible peeling skin. This man is brilliant at dosage with this medication. He asked about concerns at each appointment, however there were not any due to his genius ability to administer this medication. Fantastic doctor.  Respond
RID: 1250716
14/09/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Shaffelburg is an amazing dermatologist and he is very skilled in surgical procedures. He worked on 2 seperate cancer sites on my skin where horrible scars were left, one of the sites was actually on my forehead and hideous stitch marks had been left. He re-excised both sites and the results are beautiful, very fine lines. He has a very good raport with his patients and is extremely professional. I highly recommend him.  Respond
RID: 1155911
23/04/10 5 5 5 5 Last year I was admitted to the hospital as a result of a severe eczema infection. my eyes were completely swollen shut. I lied in the hospital for days thinking is my face ever going to return to normal. The doctors were not sure what was wrong and nothing seemed to improve.As I laid in the hospital bed i felt hopeless. Until one morning I had a visit from a wonderful man who introduced himself as Michael Shaffelburg. Michael immediately knew what to do. I was released from the hospital that day. Michael did a teriffic job by giving me the proper medication to return my face to normal. Michael gave me hope. Without him i`d probaly still be lying in a hospital bed. Michael is a hero.  Respond
RID: 1155075
22/04/10 4 5 5 5 I have seen Dr. Shaffelburg for myself and my two children..I actually believe his abilities in detecting a cancerous mole probably saved me from a very serious fight with Cancer. He is always punctual and willing to discuss my concerns.  Respond
RID: 1152816
19/04/10 4 4 2 3 He gave me such hope! But in the end all he did was take my money and could not help me. I have a birth mark on my face and he put a name to it. I was so excited, only to be let down.There should be a money back guarantee  Respond
RID: 1087584
24/01/10 5 5 1 3 He was not helpful to my daughter at all. He told me not to use scented products on her then gave me a cream sample that almost gave me an asthmas attack becuase it was a very strong floral scent. She has since been referred to the IWK Dermatology Dept.  Respond
RID: 1009023
14/10/09 4 5 5 5 this is the first doctor that i have seen , get down on his knees and introduced himself to a child as mike . he has been VERY good with me . i have a few very rare conditions . he is very knowledgeable on each matter . he has no problem looking things up if he is unsure . if i need medical attention he always makes himself available the same day . i can't say enough good things about him .ps. , oh yea , not too hard to look at either ... hehehe .  Respond
RID: 904804
04/06/09 1 5 5 5 Fantastic doctor in all respects. Set my mind at ease for something that was intimidating me. He did this with knowledge, excellent communication. His receptionist, on the other hand does him no justice. Had to change doctors because of her. Too bad. If he only knew.  Respond
RID: 636531
11/07/08 3 5 5 5 I have a "wild intractable mustang of a condition," and you know what, this doctor did more to address my situation than most other doctors could. So I can't say I was remade in a new image necessarily, but I will always remember this dermatologist for his touchstones---compassion, keen knowledge, penetrating skill, a sense of authenticity. I hope you always have a good one, Mike. I'm sorry for being so grim. And I'm truly, truly sorry for that awful letter.  Respond
RID: 535674
11/03/08 5 5 5 5 This doctor is one of the best I have ever been to. I was appreciative of his professionalism and awesome 'bedside' manner. In my case we were dealing with a rare disease and Dr. Shaffelburg not only diagnosed it correctly, he consulted other specialists to ensure proper tests, medicines and treatment were given that ensured my quick return to health. I know his wait times are sometimes long but he is well worth waiting for. I wish there were more doctors in Nova Scotia that were like him!  Respond
RID: 422348
01/10/07 1 1 3 3 Nice but strange personality. He did a great job curing my skin irritation.  Respond
RID: 189074
13/03/07 4 5 5 Excellent dermatologist. He treated a case of hives I had. He was extremely nice. Too bad he's not a GP!  Respond
RID: 155985
24/02/07 5 5 5 Helped me when no other doctor could...had a pregnancy rash for months, which allowed for no sleep...he gave me steroids and they worked like a charm. He's a very compasionate doctor and knows what he is doing.  Respond
RID: 138723
13/02/07 4 5 5 What a cutie!! I love this man, because he has done everything in his ability to diagnose what I have and to try and cure it. He has gone above and beyond to help me and that is hard to come by. He is compassionate and doesn't make me feel like I am wasting his time, or that he is in a hurry. He takes the time to listen to my problem, so that he may correctly take care of me. Wonderful person, as well as a wonderful doctor.  Respond
RID: 120579
31/01/07 5 5 5 Friendly - courteous and knowledgeable! Invites questions and provides the answer! Would be a delight to have as a family GP! If only.....  Respond
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